We'd like to welcome you to our beautiful church, to join with us in worship and in our various social activities. 

There are several parish groups which meet regularly and which contribute richly in all sorts of ways to the life of the church. All of the group meetings and events are open to anyone who is interested and would like to attend. To learn more about these friendly groups please click on the links on the left of this page.
Also we'd like you to come and join us in worship at any of the church services on Sundays or on various days during the week - details of these may be found in the church Magazine which you can access via this website - please click  here 

Next Meeting of the Guild
at St James'

article posted 12 Dec 2013
Our next two meetings will be on

Tuesday 29th July 2014 at 7.30pm.
Laying on of hands
Dot Beesley and Maureen Barnett

Tuesday 26th August 2014 at 7.30pm.
Laying on of hands
Ann Black and Alan Prescott

Dates for 2014 - Names for trips to Edna please.
Day trip to Chester 6th September £7.50
Overnight stay Sheffield and Matlock : Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th October
Bed, Breakfast and Evening Meal £58.00 (including coach travel)
Day trip to Llandudno for Guild Festival : 24th October 2014.

About the
Guild of St Raphael

article posted 16 Jan 2013

The Guild of St Raphael is an international organisation, which exists to promote a proper understanding of the Church’s ministry of healing. More details about the Guild of St Raphael, including an account of the 2012 Guild Festival at Liverpool Cathedral, can be found on its website at
Here at St James the Great, Haydock, we have one of the larger Branches of the Guild. We meet at 7.30pm on the last Tuesday of each month for a celebration of the Eucharist with the laying-on of hands. If you'd like to come to that service you'd be very welcome.