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  • Coronavirus/covid-19

    Recent Government announcements have enabled a restricted form of service to be held


  • Revd. Ren Harding

    "Welcome to St James Church, - the Church of England parish church serving North Cray.
    The church building is situated on the North Cray Road on the edge of the beautiful Footscray Meadows. There has been a place of worship on this site for many centuries, although much of the original building was restored in the nineteenth century. The church is well-loved in the North Cray community. For a map of the immediate area, please click here

    There is one service each Sunday morning at 9.30am lasting about an hour. This is usually a service of Holy Communion, with hymns, bible readings and a talk which leads us into the sharing of the bread and wine of communion. On the second Sunday of each month there is an All-Age service at 9.30am, suitable for all ages with lively singing and a rather more informal atmosphere.

    In August 2018, St James Church, North Cray became part of the Bexley Team partnering with the parish churches of St John's, Bexley, St Mary's, Bexley and St Barnabas, Joydens Wood.

    Please do explore our website and visit our church here in North Cray where I know you will be given a warm welcome" 

    Revd. Ren Harding

    Team Rector

    To contact the Reverend Ren Harding Tel: 01322 528923.

    Safeguarding - Statement   Quick Updates
    Click to go to Safeguarding

    Like all Church of England churches, safeguarding and safer recruitment are paramount.  The PCC are committed to ensuring that our church and hall are safe places for all who use them. For more detailed information and guidance click the Parish Safeguarding Handbook  or visit   https://www.rochester.anglican.org  and click on safeguarding. Produced by the National Safeguarding Team, it is a comprehensive guide, summarising the key areas a parish needs to address with regards to safeguarding.

    Safeguarding - Past Review

    If you are concerned about something you have experienced in a church, now or in the past, or you are worried  about another person - perhaps a vulnerable adult or a child – there are people you can talk to and you will be taken seriously. You can contact the Diocese of Rochester’s Safeguarding team on 01634 560 000 or visit their webpage Click to read more



    St James - Offering Holy Communion

    Update from Revd Ren 2nd August

    !! Face Masks to be worn in church from 8th August !!


    We are now able to offer communion in a way that observes all the rules and guidance. 

    Social Distancing and Hand Hygiene will be strictly observed of course. Singing is not yet permitted – nor are the hugs we really want to share!

    We recognise that for a variety of reasons some will feel unable to attend and we will continue to send all communications via email, so that all feel included.

    A Quick Virtual Visit to St James Church

    Sacred Spaces created by members of our Congregation  

    Meet our new Curate Matt Hodder

    “We welcome our new curate, Matt Hodder who has moved to the Bexley Team with his family.”

    Read Matt's Hello Message here


    Details of Matt's Ordination - view in the Calendar


    Hear my prayer O Lord by Maranatha

    Click for more music videos



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    Revd. Ren's Reflection for Sunday August 30th 2020
    ......whoever loses their life for me will find it. Read More


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