We do hope that you are all well and keeping safe.

 We will be following the advice that we have been given and that sadly means that there will be no church services or church meetings until we have come through this period. Please do remember in your prayers – and perhaps by phone too – those most affected. It is especially hard to have had to change arrangements for funeral and wedding services.

 We are determined to do what we can to build up our Christian faith and continue to be part of the Church of God at this time. With this in mind we hope to have something available on line every Sunday at 10am and at 9am Monday to Saturday.

The text of Morning Prayer can be followed on smart phones by downloading the Church of England Daily Prayer app.

  • It is also available on the Church of England web-site https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer but that's difficult if you are using your browser to follow us on You Tube!
  • Copyright for the service is held by the Archbishops' Council. Our copyright License is CCL 501.

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The current advice (23rd March) is that WEDDINGS may not go ahead. I will be in touch with those who have booked weddings at St James to set out the arrangements for finding new dates for their services.

All sorts of resources are appearing on-line including these from the Bible Reading Fellowship:

  • Whether or not you’re a parent, join the growing numbers flocking for up-to-the minute advice, ideas and discussion of how to support children and teenagers during the crisis on the Parenting for Faith Facebook page 
  • For ideas for supporting older people, head over to the Anna Chaplaincy website and sign up for Debbie Thrower’s blog
If you're a teacher, parent or carer concerned to keep children on track with their learning, go to the Barnabas in Schools website where you can browse curriculum-linked ideas to do at home. We'll be adding more activities that children can do without adult supervision.

Jim Stewart, Vicar of St James

St James is committed to the Safeguarding Policies of the Church of England. The policies can be viewed on the Rochester Diocesan web-site. The PCC looks at the policies each year at its first meeting. Mandy Baker has been appointed by the PCC to be the safeguarding officer and she can be contacted through the parish office or by email.


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St James Church Ferndale 

Tunbridge Wells