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The Parish Church of St James

St James' Church Stained Glass Window

Welcome to St James’, the Parish Church of Arnside. As a church community, we exist to follow together in the way of Jesus Christ – serving, in God’s name, the people and parish of Arnside and all who live, work and visit this beautiful place.

The church is open daily for visiting and for prayer from 9.00am-4.00pm.

14th February 2024 10am: Ash Wednesday – a service of Communion with the imposition of Ashes marking the 1st day of Lent

21st February to 21st March 2024 Lent Lunches 12.30 – 1.45pm at Our Lady of Lourdes. Bring your own lunch, hot drink provided.

The regular Sunday services are:

8.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

9.30am Sung Parish Communion with Junior Church (Sunday School).

During the school term we meet on Wednesdays for:

8.15am Morning Prayer

9.00am School Church – a time of worship together with Arnside National Church of England Primary School.

If you need any help or support, have any questions about the Christian faith and church life, or wish to enquire about Pastoral Visits, Home Communions, Christenings, Confirmation, Weddings, Funerals etc, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Priest-in-Charge, Reverend Andrew B. Norman on 015395 62355 or; or The Reverend Hannah Wallace (Assistant Curate) on 01524 449035 or email:

Above all, please do be assured of the church’s prayers for you and your loved ones. May the Lord bless and keep you.

Increasingly, the churches in Arnside are committing to working together in shared mission and ministry. This is coordinated through the work of the Kent Estuary Mission Community and particularly Arnside Christians Together (ACT). Find out more about what ACT are doing here.

Below is a copy of the monthly Parish Newsletter (which you can view, download or print), where you can find relevant information. Information can also be found on the noticeboard outside the church, as well as on the noticeboards inside the church.