About us

About us

St James is the Church of England Parish Church of Hampton Hill, Middlesex. We are a family friendly community of Christians, a wide range of people from different backgrounds and of different colours and ages. We are open to and challenged by the future, seeking to equip people for their daily lives, inspired by our worship of God. We have a keen desire both for growth in numbers and also to make a contribution to the community, locally, nationally and globally. Whoever you are you are assured of a very warm welcome at our church.

A wedding in churchAt St James’s we serve many people in many ways: giving the opportunity for worship to those attending our regular services; sharing the joy of a couple coming to be married or a family bringing their child for baptism; comforting the bereaved. To all these and many more we seek to be a channel of God’s love to those looking to our church for help and encouragement.

Our impact is also felt well beyond the church building itself, sometimes to those who may not normally look to the church for help.  Alongside our regular worship, we offer the very popular Ark drop-in for young families and host numerous groups in our buildings. Through our outreach into the community, often in partnership with others, we are constantly seeking to meet the needs of the marginalised and vulnerable in our society, aiming to be the salt and light in our communities that Jesus challenges us to be.

About usAbout our mission

The central objective of all our church activities, our mission, is spreading a Christian influence in our local community and beyond. We are concerned with the whole Christian church, secular matters, the country and indeed with the world as a whole. Mission implies active participation, sometimes by active membership of other organisations, sometimes directly by gifts. Our mission is to be more active as disciples of Christ in our community and in our daily working lives; to make our church a welcoming and relevant place to all people, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities or economic circumstances; and to take seriously our responsibilities to the wider world. Discover some of the ways we engage with mission at St James's Church.

Together at elevenAbout our vision for the future

The vision for the future is of continuing development and growth; a journey of exploration and of new understanding. That vision is also to be increasingly inclusive, involving a wider group of people across the parish and welcoming others to join us. Find out about our future goals and our achievements during 2017.

About our church building and grounds

The inside of the church has a feeling of warmth and welcoming, especially with the light coming through the beautiful stained glass windows. The spire above the tower rises up as a familiar and prominent local landmark. The church hall is a much used addition to the church and looks out over the churchyard next to the vicarage

The following links take you to all the pages in this section: Church & grounds
Inside the church: Baptistry; Belfry; Chancel; Nave; North aisleSanctuary; South aisleSouth porch; VestryWest porch | Church hall | Churchyard | Stained glass windows | Tower & spire | Vicarage

ConnectionsAbout church life

Much goes on in St James's Church all through the week. In addition to the services, both on Sundays and weekdays, there are social activities and groups that meet for fun, learning or helping others. There are many unseen helpers who quietly get on with the many tasks that produce the pleasant environment for worship, a smooth-running administration, and the enjoyable social events. 

The following links take you to all the pages in this section: Church life
Services | Clergy: Our vicar; Our curate | Supporting the services: Bellringing; Flower arranging; Parish breakfast; Servers; Sidespersons | Care of the church | Parochial Church Council (PCC) : APCM; PCC teams | Churchwardens | Electoral Roll | Social life | Groups

About our past

The story of how and why St James's Church was built

The following links take you to all the pages in this section: History
Events through the years | Magazine archives | Churchyard records | Themes through the yearsChurch & groundsChurch life; Mission; Services

Looking at the websiteAbout our website 

St James's website is open to all who wish to view it. External sites will open in new browser windows. To find what you are looking for, use the search facility or check the site map.

You are welcome to use material from this site once you have gained permission from the webmaster. You must duly acknowledge the author and source in your usage. The usage of material from St James’s website is governed by the provisions of the Intellectual Property Law. Thank you.

Any questions or comments about the website please contact the webmaster Prill Hinckley.

We are a Registered Charity, number 1129286.