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A Warm welcome to St James Barkham

Welcome. We are a "family friendly" evangelical church, serving the people of Barkham and the wider area. We welcome those who want to investigate Christianity and those who want to know how to keep on following Jesus.

imageWe meet together at St James Church, Barkham on Sundays at 10am and 7pm, and the Youth Group ("Cave") meets at 5.30pm on Sundays.

Our Sunday morning service starts at 10am, and is usually followed by tea, coffee and biscuits. Children usually have their own activities for most of the service, but we always spend some time together with all ages.image

Our Sunday evening service (also known as "Sundays at 7") starts at 7pm, but tea, coffee and biscuits are served from approximately 6.45pm.

During each service, we look at the Bible together, pray and sing a mixture of old hymns and modern songs.


We also meet in various locations and groups throughout the week.


You can find out more about us and what we do by selecting one of the tabs at the top right of this page.

Some upcoming events :

‘The Cafe Fellowship’

A new opportunity to meet up informally with one another midweek. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, anyone who is free would be very welcome to drop in to ‘The Cafe Fellowship’. A chance to meet up, catch up and encourage one another. Meet in the cafe, at Henry Street Garden Centre at 10.30am.

Barkham Church Away Day 2014 - Who Am I?

imageSunday 5 October, 10:00-5.15 Our Away Day is becoming a regular annual feature of our church calendar, and something many of us really look forward to. Whether or not you have been before, please join us for this great day of fellowship, fun and food (both physical and spiritual) for all the church family. 

A full children’s programme is provided. We will again be at Crosfields School and Julian and David will be helping us to understand from the Bible more of who we are as Christians in God's world. 

Even if you are very new to Barkham or are not sure yet whether you want to make Barkham your church, we'd love you to join us for this day so that you can get to know us better, and what we are about.

Click here for more information, or here to book.

Mens 5-a-side football

5-a-side football runs on Thursdays during term time. We are meeting again this week. 

Venue: Bearwood College, Bearwood Road, Wokingham,  RG41 5BG.  Park in main car park, (the gym hall is on your left), walk through the archway, turn left into corridor and gym hall doors are on your left.

Time: 7.45pm 19:45 for 1 hour. 

Cost £3. All welcome. 


Large print service sheets

We now produce a couple of large print copies of the service sheet and news sheet. Do bear them in mind if you are bringing a guest who may appreciate this. If you are visiting us and would like a large print copy, please feel welcome to ask when offered a service sheet.

Small Groups

We encourage all regulars to belong to a small group as they are places where we can get to know, support and encourage one another in our faith in Jesus. Groups are just about to begin again so this is a great time to join. We have evening groups as well as daytime groups for women. Have a word with Julian or David if you would like to know more or to join one.

Recommended Reading

imageLooking for a good book? Want to grow in your understanding of the Bible or of what it means to be a Christian? Looking for something helpful for your children or for a friend? Click on the '10ofthose' logo and you’ll find two things: First, a list of ten helpful books that we think anyone would benefit from reading; and secondly, three books that fit particularly well with things we are looking at as a church family right now. 10ofthose is an excellent Christian bookseller - so do take a few minutes to browse the rest of their site as well.

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