At St James we want Children and Young People to grow in faith in Jesus, enjoy fellowship with others and have fun. We want to see this happen through prayer, Bible teaching, building relationships, putting faith in action and serving our community.
Our youth worker, Anna Wheatley has been at St James since 2018. She works alongside a team of volunteer youth leaders. All our leaders have been DBS checked. If you would like to get involved in the youth work please get in touch with Anna.
If you would like more information about any of our youth provision, please get in contact with Anna. She would be very happy to explain more about how we can support you and your young person.
We run groups for children and young people as part of our 10 am Sunday service, spending time looking at the Bible, praying together and playing games. We gather as a whole congregation to start the service before the children and young people leave for their own groups.
The youth group is open to anyone in secondary school. Children in Year 6 have the option to join the children’s work or the youth group. We meet in the Basement of Church House and follow the same pattern of teaching as the main service.
On Wednesday afternoons after school we run Refresh, aimed at children, young people and their families on their way home from school. We offer refreshments and a selection of board games outside church (or in the porch on rainy days!).
We also have a youth group on Friday evenings, imaginatively called Friday Night, where we play games, enjoy tuck and spend some time chatting together about life and faith. At the moment this is mainly made up of young people in Year 10 and above. We meet Fridays during term time, 7.30-9pm in the Church Hall.
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.