IMG 20200622 104105Simon Bickersteth has been Vicar of St James since September 2016, having previously served in parishes in Windermere & Walsall.

1918976 219142816762 7566374 NNina Orchard joined St James in July 2020, and serves as Associate Priest at St James, with special responsibility for St Luke’s Church, Morton.

Website PhotoToby Harling is our Church Administrator. Toby is for many people the first point of contact with St James, and deals all enquiries booking enquiries related to the Parish Centre.


AndyAndy Blake is the Cornerstone and Op Shop manager.  Andy works with a fantastic team of volunteers to lead the churches ministry in the heart of Denton Holme. Cornerstone is home to our coffee shop where books and DVDs are also on sale. There are also meeting rooms available for hire.  The Op Shop sells reasonably priced clothing and bric a brac, funds raised go to supporting our work in the community.

11010608 10207271099084982 5630073728916173086 NFemi Faloye is our Youth Worker, responsible for working with young people from the ages of 11 upwards. He joined the St. James’ team in November 2022.

Kate 2015 CropKate Davidson is our Children and Families Worker. Her main focus is with school children and their families.  Kate leads most of our children’s activities and also goes into many of the local schools to deliver assemblies.  Kate also works with families to arrange Thanksgiving and Baptism services.



Katie Deputy Manager 2Katie Hunter is our deputy shops manager, joining the team in June 2020 and is working alongside Andy.

Joan White is our verger.  She can be found welcoming people on a Sunday morning, and occasionally in the church or the parish centre during the week.  Joan also works with couples enquiring about weddings and offers guidance as they plan their service.

38749099 1802831856431378 4508086837402664960 NPaul and Anna-Katariina are our interns for 2023-24. They are with us as part of The Northern Young Leaders Project for those aged 18 to 30 who are interested in exploring their calling and vocation in churches, parishes, and pioneer projects across Cumbria.


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St James' Church
St James' Road

Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm