Recent Government announcements have enabled a restricted form of service to be held
"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
To contact the Reverend Ren Harding Tel: 01322 528923.
Safeguarding - Statement Quick Updates
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 Re-opening!!
Update from Revd Ren 1st July
I wanted to let you know as soon as I could, the joyous news that we will be holding a Service of Worship at St James North Cray on Sunday 5 July at our usual time of 9.30am .There will be a similar service the following Sunday.
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.
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.”
Hear my prayer O Lord by Maranatha
Perhaps, like me you felt uncomfortable at the language in our epistle today....
Revd Ren's Reflection for Sunday June 28th 2020 Read More
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
Rev Ren's Reflection for Sunday 21st June 2020 Read More
.........that list of names – which is like a Roll-call of honour ...
Rev Ren's Reflection for Sunday June 14th 2020 Read More
This week's Music Choice for Sunday 12th July 2020
He is Exalted/I Exalt Thee - Sounds Like Reign. & Ancients Words - Robin Mark Read More
This week's music choice for Sunday 21st June 2020
"My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness", "The Father's Song" and "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" Read More