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.

Mission

The central objective of all our church activities, our mission, is for us to be more active as disciples of Christ in our community and in our daily working lives, spreading a Christian influence in our local community and beyondWe want to make our church a welcoming and relevant place to all people, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities or economic circumstances. We want to take seriously our responsibilities to the whole Christian church, secular matters, the country and indeed with the world as a whole. 

Outreach involves extending ourselves, our talents, our resources, to help others. "Outreach ministry is the Church at work in God’s name, stretching out to meet needs in the wider community. Our daily lives are filled with outreach ministry ...... by serving the needs of others. ...... Christian outreach is provided by parishioners in our daily lives. Work, school, home and community commitments provide endless opportunities to meet the needs of others." The Diocese of London.

Our impact is also felt well beyond the church building itself, sometimes to those who may not normally look to the church for help. 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.

Charity Support is an essential part of the good news our Christian faith encourages us to proclaim. St James’s has a strong tradition of supporting other agencies in Christian mission by understanding the work that each charity does, building relationships with the people who do the work, raising funds and sharing the good news. 

People

Our church is its People and many of them are involved in different activities within the church. There are many seen and 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. Parish activities of all sorts, for all tastes and ages, are an important part of the church's outreach by opening the church and hall, bringing people together and welcoming all members of the community, not just members of the congregation, into the church.

The Parochial Church Council's primary object is the promotion of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the doctrines and practices of the Church of England. St James’s PCC has the responsibility for co-operating with the incumbent in promoting, in the ecclesiastical parish, the whole mission of the church – pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical.

The Church

Church Properties include the buildings, artifacts and land owned by the church.

Saint James is the patron saint of our church and parish and was the son of Zebedee and Salome, brother of Saint John the Apostle, and may have been Jesus' cousin.

History

The History of St James's Church started when the mother parish of St Mary’s gave some of its glebe land for this purpose. A simple church, with a nave, a chancel and a small vestry room, was built. When it was finished Revd Fitzroy John Fitz Wygram was appointed vicar.

The 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.

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