St James’s Church (WD23 1BD), which is set back from the High Street behind a village green and pond, has provided a place of peace for worship and prayer for over 700 years.
Worship is at the heart of St James’ mission, ministry and community life. We believe it is important to offer worship to God which people of all ages and from a variety of traditions will want to share. We have an excellent music team and a large choir, a dedicated team of Servers and Eucharistic Ministers, and people share fully in the liturgy by reading the Scriptures and leading the Intercessions. We have a Sunday School (Called the "Lighthouse") for children aged 3 and upwards and a mid-week gathering for young ones and their parents/carers called Tots Praise. There is also a pre-school worship space available during the Sunday Eucharist (called "Little Sparks").
St. James's subscribes to the Inclusive Church Network and seeks to be a place which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.
The church is open every day to provide a spiritual oasis in a busy world. Do come along and enjoy the peace and find space to be with God. Our building is beautiful; it includes a well-preserved hammer-beam roof, one of the oldest in Hertfordshire, a rare painting of the Arms of Queen Anne and memorials to some of the Bushey artists. You can download the booklet: A history of St James’s Church
St. James's is pleased to work in collaboration with the Bushey Festival and hosts a number of events each year during the Festival, which is a much loved part of Bushey community life.
We also enjoy close links with a number of schools in the parish and many of the clergy are school governors and regularly lead assemblies and school services.
Services at St James’s - please click here for details of our services - do come and join us at one of our services - we'd love to see you!
St James's Church, High Street, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 1BD
(There is no parking at the church, but the free public car park in Kemp Place is just round the corner.)