St James’s church

New Church Facebook page

St James in Bourton is part of the Shrivenham and Ashbury Benefice along with 6 other churches and we’ve just launched a Facebook page to keep our congregations up to date with what’s going on across the Benefice.

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Christmas at St James’s

We have a lot going on at St James’s in December to celebrate the festive season. First, we are lucky enough to have two concerts to raise money for our church renovation:

Thursday 5th December at 7pm – Pinewood is holding a school Christmas concert featuring its chapel choir, parent & teacher choral society along with festive readings. The village is warmly welcome to attend.

Friday 12th December is our traditional village concert led by our very own Sue Hayes. You can enjoy a glass of mulled wine, join in with Christmas carols, as well as enjoy performances by the flute choir, soloists and a guest choir. 

We also have four services in December to which you are all welcome :  

Saturday 7th December at 10am – family service

Sunday 15th December at 10am – family communion service

Tuesday 24th December at 6pm – Christmas Communion with our living crib – please encourage children to dress up as nativity characters.

Sunday 29th December at 10.30am -St James’s is hosting the Benefice service when we welcome the congregations of the other six churches in our Benefice. All are welcome.

Remembrance Day

Service of remembrance – Sunday 10 November

Please meet at the monument in the village on Sunday at 12pm for our short Service of Remembrance to remember the fallen and place our wreath. You are of course also welcome to place your own wreaths / symbols of remembrance alongside this.

Thank you

Sarah & Amanda (Church wardens)

St James’s Church

Revised service times


Saturday 2nd November 10am service is CANCELLED

Remembrance Sunday silence and dedication at the monument at 12pm on Sunday 10th November 

Sunday Holy Communion Service IS BACK – Sunday 17th November at 9am

St James’s Church

Pet service – Sunday 29 Sept, 3:00pm

St James’s Church, Bourton, will be holding a Pet Service on Sunday 29th September at 3pm in the churchyard (weather permitting). Bring along a real or toy pet or just remember an old pet.

St James Church

Collecting Sainsbury’s ‘Heroes’ cards?

You can use the church to drop off your duplicate or unwanted Sainsbury’s Disney/Pixar cards and look for missing cards (there are 144 to collect!).

Just use the table at the back of the church – some duplicates have already been dropped-off so that elusive missing Hero you’ve been looking for might already be there!