IMG 20200622 104105Simon Bickersteth has been Vicar 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 and 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!

1918976 219142816762 7566374 NNina Orchard joined St James in July 2020, and serves as curate within the parish and the wider Two Rivers Mission Community.

Website PhotoToby Harling is the Church Administrator. It is his role to ensure our services can take place by preparing service sheets and schedules for the projector screens, manage bookings for the Parish Centre, order supplies and make sure all our invoices get paid.  Toby will assist with general enquiries and point people in the right direction when further information is required.  If you are interested in booking any of our rooms e.g. for sports groups, training or children’s parties, 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.

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Ruth Scholes is our Youth Worker, responsible for working with young people from the ages of 11 upwards. She joined the team in St James in September 2019.

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.


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St James' Church
St James' Road

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