St James Church, Ferndale, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3RL (01892 521703) Email 

Vicar:                  Curate: Revd Judi Hammill                     Youth Worker: Anna Wheatley

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Announcement for St James, Tunbridge Wells

The Bishop of Tonbridge is delighted to announce that The Revd Judith Hammill is to be appointed as the next parish priest of St James, Tunbridge Wells.

Judi will, of course, be well known to you all, having ably served her curacy with us here since the autumn of 2018, and for the last 4 months or so having been covering the interregnum. We certainly feel blessed that God is calling Judi for this new, substantive appointment in the benefice.

She is very much looking forward to the responsibility of leading us as we strengthen and develop our Vision to grow in our knowledge and love of God, to share the good news and love of Jesus with our community, and together to seek to work and pray for the kingdom of God.

In the next few weeks we will agree the dates for the formal end of Judi's curacy, some time away from parish duties for prayer and reflection, before returning to St James to be licensed by the Bishop. 

Please pray for Judi, Anthony and Josh as they prepare for their move to the Vicarage and this new season in their church and family life.

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The church is open for private prayer from  9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. 


8am Traditional Communion Service

10am Morning Service  

YouTubeThe 10am Sunday service is live-streamed on YouTube. Please click on the link to follow the service or to catch up with previous weeks. 

The South aisle (the first one you come to) is reserved for those who would prefer to maintain social distancing, wear masks and refrain from singing. There are no restrictions elsewhere in the church. 

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The Rota with the Bible passages each week can be found here.

The Calendar shows what is happening in the church and in the church hall.

This week's Sunday Notices can be found here.

Housegroup notes 'Breakthrough to Thessalonika' can be found here.

For information about getting help with your finances or about giving to St James see the Giving to St James page

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. Vanessa Nicholls has been appointed by the PCC to be the safeguarding officer and she can be contacted through the parish office or by email

Our Privacy Notice can be downloaded so you can see how we look after personal date and comply with the GDPR requirements.