Category Archives: General

Sunday School

Sunday School meetings are held in school from 9am most Sundays. Are schedule of forthcoming meetings is:

29th April

6th May

13th May

20th May – Whit Walk, more details to follow.

27th May – Family Service

3rd June

10th June

17th June

24th June – Family Service

1st July

8th July – Sunday School Prize giving

We are always happy to welcome new members and helpers. If you’d like more details about Sunday School please contact:

Rachel Hill, Tel: 07866 626984, e-mail:

Mark Hazlehurst, Tel: 07825 994334, e-mail:





War Memorial Restoration Appeal

We are pleased to announce the launch of our War Memorial Refurbishment Appeal.

2018 is the Centenary Year of World Ward I so we are attempting to refurbish the Ward Memorial to its former glory.  We are hoping to attract grant funding from The Heritage Lottery Fund and the local authority, but we need your help.

To get or fundraising started we’re offering you a tube of Smarties to enjoy …. but there’s a catch!  We would like you to return the tube filled with 20p pieces. Each tube filled to the top will hold £13.  If we could get 100 tubes returned that would be a fantastic start to our fundraising. Smarties are available at the back of church each Sunday.  Please see Linda Adshead for more information.

We will publicise anyone who returns a tube on our Facebook, Twitter and website. So if you’d like to take a tube to work and ask your colleagues for some help we’ll happily give your team, business, office some publicity.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2018

We will be holding of Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Sunday 15th April at 10am immediately after Parish Eucharist.

As is required there will be a meeting of Parishioners who will elect two Church Wardens.  If you would like to apply for this post you can get a nomination form from the PCC Secretary.

APCM will then consider reports on the work of St James for 2017 and elect members to the Parochial Church Council (PCC).  Nomination forms are available from the PCC Secretary.

If you would like to be considered for either role you must be on the Electoral Role of St James.

Electoral Roll – Revision 2018

Every year the Parochial Church Council (PCC) are required to revise their electoral roll.

The PCC duly give notice that the Electoral Roll of St James Milnrow, is now being revised.

If you want to be a member of the PCC, put yourself forward as Church Warden or attend the Annual Parochial Church Council (date to be confirmed) you need to be on the Electoral Roll. Equally, if you have moved away from the parish or no longer worship regularly at St James please let us know if you would like to be removed from the Roll by contacting


Parish News – Spring Edition 2018

The Spring Edition of Parish News is now available.  Distributors will be on their way to deliver and to collect you £4 subscription fee.

We’d like to thank everyone who has contributed material. Special thanks go to our Editor, Emma Doggett, for the countless hours spent creating articles, editing, formatting and re-formatting.

If you would like to help with material for the Summer Edition or just lend a hand please contact Emma on

If you’d like to subscribe to our magazine drop Emma a line or email


Adult Confirmation

Still not confirmed? We’d love to welcome you into our church.

Adult Confirmation classes are starting soon. If you’d like more information please contact Rev Ivan Ruiters as soon as possible for more information about what it entails and what you need to do.

Ivan can be contacted on Tel: 01706 290642 or you can drop us a line on We look forward to hearing from you.

Christmas Services 2017

Everyone is welcome to celebrate the birth of Jesus here at St James, Milnrow.  Our services this week are as follows:

Sunday 24th Dec, 9am – Parish Eucharist

Sunday 24th Dec, 10pm – First Christmas Eucharist

Monday 25th Dec, 9am – Family Eucharist.

Everyone at St James wishes you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas.


Carol Service 2017

On Sunday 17th December we held our annual Carol Service with Wardle Anderson Brass Band.

We have a fabulous evening of carols, readings, and music.  Wardle Anderson Brass band just get better and better.

Wardle Anderson have played at St James at this event for the past 10 years now and our Carol Service has become established as and annual fixture in their schedule.  So much so they now use this opportunity to present their annual awards to band members which is a honour to be part of. Congratulations to everyone associated with the band, your enthusiasm and dedication knows no bounds.

This years service was kindly sponsored by Shaw Mitchell Accountants of Dale St, Milnrow. We would like to thank Barry and Paula for their support.  As per their wishes we shared our retiring collection with The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and donated £165.

Thank you for everyone’s support and to the small army of volunteers who pulled together the post service refreshments.

Merry Christmas everyone.