13668854 10154371750364770 8206964616176722303 ORevd Simon Bickersteth has been Priest in Charge of St James since September 2016, having previously served in parishes in Windermere & Walsall. Simon is married to Beata, and they have three sons, Tomek, Adam & Henryk. He is passionate about seeing people come to faith in Jesus. In his spare time he loves walking in the fells, watching films, and enjoys a good curry!

Kate 2015 CropKate Davidson is St James’ Children and Family 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 Baptism or Thanksgiving services.

Toby Harling is our Church Administrator. It is his role to keep the church running and make sure all the bills are paid!  Toby will assist with any general enquiries and try to point people in the right direction when further information is required.  If you are interested in hiring out any of our rooms then Toby is the person to speak to.

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.

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


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2018/19 Interns:

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Libby is from Arnside in south Cumbria, and works amongst children and families in St James.


2018/19 Interns:

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Justine is from France, and works in Cornerstone and the Op Shop on Denton Street.


St James' Church
St James' Rd

Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.00pm