Alongside Sundays, the primary way to be part of St James in the City is to join a Purpose Group. We encourage everyone in the Church to be part of a Purpose Group.
Purpose: To provide a supportive student community; to engage with the community around us Purpose: Purpose: To use creative arts as a means of exploring faith and blessing people outside the Church
Peace & Justice
Usual meeting time: Friday mornings
Usual meeting time: One evening a month plus events
Location: Varies – members' homes.
St James' Arts (Jam Tarts)
Usual meeting time: Fortnightly, typically on Thursday evenings
Location: Varies – members' homes.
Purpose: To provide a supportive student community; to engage with the community around us
Purpose: To use creative arts as a means of exploring faith and blessing people outside the Church
In a recent survey over ¾ of the population said that they believed in God, and over half said they prayed. The fact is that many people today have a spiritual dimension to their life but can’t find the volume control to turn it up. A young lady said to Neil recently, “I believe in God, and I pray to him quite often, but I don’t know who I am praying to. I don’t really know what he is like.”
At St James we are keen to offer an open and relaxed environment where, without pressure, people can think through the claims of Jesus. On a regular basis we run a six week enquirers course which last for just over an hour. Its not boring with long faces but great fun, soul enlarging and can be life changing. Over the duration of the course it’s like receiving the six pieces of a jigsaw. At the end of the course you can fit them together to get a clear picture of Jesus, and then it’s up to you how you respond.
We also run regular Alpha courses. These are held on a monday evening.
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure. No follow up. No charge.
Alpha runs in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all around the globe. Typically alpha has around ten sessions and includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts. Alpha really is for anyone who's curious. The talks are designed to encourage debate and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, honest and informal enviroment.
More information on Alpha www.alpha.org
School of Theology
For full details of the Liverpool Cathedral School of Theology please look at the Liverpool Cathedral website
The aim of the Liverpool Cathedral School of Theology is to provide high quality theological training once a month. We aim to provide teaching that is accessible and stimulating.
The aim is not to give head knowledge, but to equip people for mission and evangelism. The sessions are more than basic discipleship, and aim to provoke thought and push people to further love God with all of their minds.
If you have any further questions, do please get in touch with:
0151 702 7278;
Community is about interacting, looking out for each other and supporting each other. As a community of people we want to see our members integrated, active and inspired.
At St James, we are structured around a network of purpose groups which are small groups of people with a shared focus. We run courses to support people through different stages of life and faith and provide resources to stimulate our brains and hearts.
Purpose Groups are small groups of people who have a shared focus or Passion.
Alpha is an 8 week course exploring life's big questions. Runs on a Monday evening in St James House. The evening includes food, a short talk and disscusion. There is no follow up, presure or charge.
Basics is a six week course which allows people to ask the big questions and find out about the basics of the Christian Faith. This is run on campus for international students.
Values are 5 sessions looking at each of our values: love, live, grow, serve and build. This course will help you decide if St James is the right home for you.
We are passionate about kids! Our aim is to teach our children that God loves them and have fun doing it.
During the Sunday afternoon service we have 3 groups that provide a safe, caring and fun environment for our children.
Creche: 0-3 years
The STJ creche provides a stimulating environment for our 0-3s. We use a variety of toys, activities, free play and of course a snack time. Lots for your little ones to enjoy.
3 -6 years
We have a fun-packed Sunday with a bible story, crafts, and games.
We worship Jesus together, explore the bible, have lots of fun playing games and being creative.
The work of St James in the City relies on the generosity and financial support of our members and friends. We are determined to establish a church that will reach out to the city of Liverpool and beyond, and you can be a part of it.
If you are able, we would like you to give regularly to St James in the City. This helps us to plan for the future and dream even bigger! The Bible teaches that having thought through your own circumstances your giving should be both regular and generous. Each person should give what they have decided in their heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7).
Our preferred way
You can set up a monthly gift to go directly out of your bank by standing order. To do this please call 0151 705 2191 and we can send you all the information you will need.
If you would like to give a one off donation, we have a number of ways you can do this.
Sunday – We do not have a collection plate during the service because we do not want to ask visitors to give. However, each week there is a collection box at the back of church. Place cash or cheque in here (Cheques made payable to St James in the City)
Send cheque- Via the post (made payable to St James in the City) to the church office for the attention of Kirsty Fazakerley
St James in the City,
St James House,
20 St James Road,
Liverpool L1 7BY
With every gift you give, whether it is a one off gift or a regular monthly gift, if you are a taxpayer, we have the opportunity to claim gift aid tax relief on your donation. This means that for every pound you give, we can get an extra 25 pence.
Please help us to do this by filling in a gift aid declaration form and return to the Church office or place it in the offering box. Imagine what a difference that could make; and it does not cost you a thing!