St James Parish Church, Church Lane, Riding Mill

St James Church

Priest in charge:

The Rev Canon Alison White – 01434 682120

Curate: The Revd George Proud
Readers: Mrs Dorothy Dryden, Mrs Yvonne Greener, Mr Peter Ryder
Reader Emeritus: Mrs Cynthia Wood
Churchwardens: Mrs Lynda Padgett, Mr Sandy Gardner

St James Church website.

Sunday Services
8.00 am Holy Communion
10.00 am Parish Eucharist (coffee afterwards in the Church Cottage or Millennium Hall)
Weekday Services
Wednesday 9.30 am Holy Communion


Mid-week study group
Alternate Tuesdays at 7.30 pm at Holly House, Sandy Bank. Contact for further details: Pam Pritchard 01434 682684. Anyone who attends St James Church is welcome to come to the group at any time – no need to arrange to come or to reserve a place.

Sunday School
Creche facilities and Sunday School (Year 1 upwards) are provided each week during term time. Whether you live in Riding Mill and might want to join us every week, or you are visiting the area and would like to be with children of a similar age, you will be made most welcome. For more information, see contact details.

The choir leads singing every week in the Parish Eucharist. New members would be very welcome. If you are interested, contact the choirmaster.

St James Fair Trade
On each first Sunday of the month, Fair Trade coffee and biscuits and Traidcraft catalogues are available in the Millennium Hall at 1115 am (after the 10 am service). This is open to all (irrespective of whether you have attended the service), and orders can be placed on a monthly basis, saving postage costs on any items from the Traidcraft catalogue. Contact Elaine Ryder 01434 682644

Community and Environment Prayer Walk
Laminated sheets describing variations on a walk around Riding Mill, starting and ending at the church and providing focal points for prayer and reflection about the community and the environment, are now available by the font at the back of St James church, to be borrowed at any time that the church is open.


St James Church – Contacts
Role Name Contact details
Priest-in-charge Rev Canon Alison White 01434 682120
Sunday School Mrs Paula Stienlet 01434 632053
Choir Mr Michael Pritchard 01434 682684
Organist (first contact) Mr Marc Bryant 01434 682630
Stewardship Secretary Mr Eddie Magee 01434 682088
Church Flower coordinator Mrs Susan Law 01434 682397
PCC Secretary and Church Cottage bookings Mrs Elaine Ryder 01434 682644
Churchwardens Mrs Lynda Padgett
Mr Sandy Gardner
01661 886785
01434 682005


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See also: History of the Church


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