25th October 2020

A Prayer at this time

Father God, the rainbow you created is a sign of hope at this time of uncertainty. Like its colours we pray that we, in all shades of difference, may come together as one family of faith to love and support each other through these times of anxiety and distress. Stay by our side and bring us safely to the beginning of each new day.  Amen.

Wearing of face masks

It is a mandatory requirement that face coverings be worn by all those attending a place of worship, including ministers, worshippers, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors, where there may be other people present; remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.

On Sunday, 21st June 2020 our church opened its doors again after 3 months in lockdown. As a sign of hope and renewal the sanctuary was adorned with a newly made felt cross, knitted rainbow hangings and a mixed media altar frontal. Rainbow coloured flowers set off the 'ensemble' perfectly. All courtesy of Debbie Hallam, Jeanette Holdsworth and Sheila Scott and to the Glory of God.

Online Worship this Sunday

Our  Diocesan Service this Sunday comes from St James Church in Shireshead and will be led by Canon Peter Ballard. It goes out from 9am on Sunday and can be viewed here.


Also from 9am on Sunday worship will be broadcast from our Cathedral. You can see it on the Cathedral website which is here.

Please continue to support Burnley Food Bank at this important time...


PLEASE NOTE: All food donations can now also be left at the SPAR if easier.


Food bank donation point:-

Burnley Community Kitchen Unit 83 

Upper Market Square

Charter Walk Shopping Centre 


Cash donations to


During lockdown many people in the congregation have been pursuing creative activities. Christine Hewitson recently painted this wonderful picture of the Altar & Sanctuary and the one of our church.

St James Church is open at the usual times for worship. There is also a Worship at Home service sheet below for those who are still self isolating.

Outreach - the online edition of the Parish Newsletter

A letter for young people and their families

A letter from St James' Lanehead Primary School

St James Church, Church St, Briercliffe, Burnley BB10 2HU

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