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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.


  • Parish Safeguarding - Statement

    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.


    Parish 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


  • Team Rector’s Letter October 2020

    We have a new curate in the Bexley Team Ministry, ordained as a Deacon in the Church of England at Rochester Cathedral on Saturday 26 September. Read more

    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...


  • St James - Offering Holy Communion


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


    The Bexley Team Clergy - Points of Contact - See them here....

    A virtual visit to St James Church .

    Revd Ren visited St James, during the period of lockdown, before we were able to go into Church, and recorded this video clip.

    One of the Sacred Spaces created by the congregation

    See more sacred spaces....



  • News from our Team Rector

    Revd Matt Hodder's Reflection for Sunday 18th October 2020
    A thought from the Curateā€¦. Read More

    .......give generously to UK organisations like the Foodbank, or Homestart......
    Revd Ren's Reflection for Harvest Sunday 11th October 2020 Read More

    " ......I really was who I had believed I was!"
    Revd Ren's Reflection for Sunday October 4th 2020 Read More

    New ways of doing things.........
    Revd Ren's Reflection for Sunday 27th September 2020 Read More

    Into the Darkness, came the Light of the World
    Revd Ren's Reflection for Sunday 20th September 2020 Read More


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