I’m New Here

Welcome! We would love you to join us at St James’ or St Luke’s Church – whether it’s your first time or you’ve been going to church for years.

If you are thinking about coming along to our Sunday services, here’s a taste of what you can expect when you arrive.

Sunday Services

Our Sunday service times are:

9.30am St Luke’s (On Fauvel Road – at SK13 7AR)
a more familiar service pattern (with coffee after)

11.15am St James’ (On Hollin Cross Lane – at SK13 8JQ)
a more informal contemporary service (with coffee before from 10.45)

Members of our Welcome Team will be ready to meet and help you. The services last about 75 minutes – and include singing, a practical Bible-based talk and prayers. Free refreshments are served before the service at St James’ and after at St Luke’s – so do have a chat. There’s no dress code – come as you want! We’ll look forward to seeing you.

Children are very welcome (including noisy ones!) There are activities for them at every service. Most weeks, children join their groups early in the service and either return at the end or in time for Communion. On some weeks, we’re all in together. When you arrive, just ask someone to explain the arrangements for that particular Sunday.

For the smallest children, there’s a creche provided, and at St James’ there’s also a soft play area and baby zone – which you’re free to use. The choice is yours!

Messy Church runs 3 times a term. Parents, carers and their children are invited to come along to The Vineyard (SK13 8JN) to have fun and explore faith together followed by a light lunch.

Access is made easier at both churches by ramps. There are also hearing loops. Parking is generally not too difficult to find on the nearby streets, but please be considerate to our neighbours.

You can find out more about what goes on via this website, but if you’d like to receive weekly updates on what’s coming up, then just let us know. We’d love to keep you updated.

For more information about St James’ and St Luke’s churches please contact Jane at the Parish Office on tel: 01457 853330 or email: jane@whitfieldparish.org.

For information about baptisms and weddings please click here

What next?

Have you been coming along for a while? What to get a bit more involved? Take a look at Grow in Faith

If you’re exploring faith and Christianity, we highly recommend our Alpha Course, or joining one of our Growth Groups that run throughout the year.

Want to know more about what is happening over the next few months in the Parish? Click here or go to the ‘What’s On’ icon on the Welcome page.