Welcome to St. James Church

St James Church invites you to join us for any of our services as we pray people of all backgrounds and ages will feel welcome and a sense of belonging when stepping through our doors.


We hope you will enjoy our lovely old church building which, on the outside, remains much as it was when it was built 180 years ago, but has been updated and lovingly decorated inside. But as much as we love our old church building, St James Church is more than that. It is a family of people who gather regularly to worship a loving God, and who devote their time and talents to the service of God and the people of Briercliffe.


With gratitude to God for his gracious love towards us, St James Church exists to rejoice in worship to God with our lips and our lives; to respond and bear witness to God's call to faith by words and actions; to welcome all with the open arms of Christ, reflecting his transforming love.


Being a Christian is not dull or boring but exciting, challenging and fun! Come and join us and see for yourself!!!

Our Vision Statement

Jesus calls us to follow in his footsteps to be a prayerful, worshipping church who welcomes all to know his gracious love.

Vision Prayer 2026

Heavenly Father, we embrace Your call for us to make disciples, to be witnesses and to grow leaders and inspire children and young people. Give us the eyes to see Your vision, ears to hear the prompting of Your Spirit and courage to follow in the footsteps of Your Son, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen.

A Prayer for a New Vicar

Heavenly Father, send us your Holy Spirit at this time of uncertainty and change. Fill us with vision, energy and faithfulness in prayer. May we be true to our calling to be a living church bringing new life to our community. Guide with your heavenly wisdom those who are to choose a new incumbent. May the person you are calling be ready to serve us with joy in faith and obedience to your Son our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.



Wednesday 9.30am
Said Holy Communion

Thursday 6.15pm
Family Service with Holy Communion

Sunday 9am
Said Holy Communion
Sunday 10.15am
Sung Eucharist

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


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