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    This is the new web site for St James Church North Cray. Our old web site, that we shared with All Saints in Footscray, is no longer in use, but will re-direct visitors to here.

    We hope you will find it interesting as you browse through our new site, which you will see developing over the coming months. If you have any suggestions regarding the site or want to  comment upon it, then please email webmanager@stjamesnorthcray.org.uk. 


  • 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.

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    Concert Dates
    June and July Music Festival

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    Letter from our Team Rector Revd. Ren - July 2019

    St James Churchyard tidy up!
    Thanks to all those who came along and helped out... see some photos here

    From our Team Rector Revd. Ren - June 2019 ( Click to read more...)
    As you read this in early June, it will be at the time of Edward’s licensing to the Bexley Team by the Bishop, at 7.30pm on 4 June, in St John’s Bexley.

    From our Team Rector Revd Ren -May 2019
    Those of you who have long memories may remember that I had decided to give up “busy-ness” for Lent.

    From our Team Rector Revd. Ren - April 2019
    We are now well on our way through Lent, which began on Wednesday 6 March – Ash Wednesday.

    From our Team Rector Revd. Ren. - March 2019
    March's letter from Revd. Ren

    Newsletter - March 2019
    Church Wardens Maxine and Suzy's Newsletter

    From our Team Rector
    February's letter from Revd. Ren

    Newsletter - February 2019
    Church Wardens Suzy and Maxine's Newsletter

    Team Lunch at the Kings Head
    Janet and Stephen from St James joined other Team members for Lunch on 20th January 2019.......

    Newsletter - January 2019
    Church Wardens Maxine and Suzy's Newsletter

    From our Team Rector
    January's letter from Revd. Ren

    From our Team Rector
    December's letter from Revd. Ren

    Newsletter- December
    Church Warden Maxine Heath's Newsletter

    Bexley Night Shelter
    2019 Shelter details

    Special Announcement!
    Revd Ren to be appointed Team Rector

    Newsletter - November
    Church Warden Maxine Heath's Newsletter

    Newsletter - October
    Church Warden Maxine Heath's Newsletter


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