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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 – 5.00pm.

Normal regular Sunday services are:

Every Sunday: 8.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

2nd June: 9.30am Service of the Word

9th June: 10.30am United Kent Estuary Community Mission Service at St Michael & All Angels, Beetham

16th & 30th June: 9.30am Parish Communion with Junior Church (Sunday School)

23rd June: 9.30am Parish Communion

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). For Arnside Christians Together Events and Services, click 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.