Welcome to the website of St James, Bramley.  We hope you will find it helpful and informative, and would be delighted to welcome you to come and worship God with us on a Sunday either in person or virtually.

To find the church with a SatNav, use the postcode RG26 5DF

Some good news!

With the easing of lockdown, the Church will now be open for an “in person” service every Sunday.  The service will start at 9am with doors opening at 8:30am to allow for staggered arrival times.  There are some strict guidelines we have to follow to make sure that we are keeping everybody safe whilst in Church, and for now we do request that you contact Steve Day, our Administrator, on crosshousebramley@gmail.com or by phone on 07341 552732 to let him know if you wish to attend each week.  This way we can keep an eye on capacity in the Church in order to keep the required social distance, plus keep a record of those attending for any potential Track and Trace requirements.  All records of personal attendance will be deleted after 21 days assuming no infections have been reported.

The church will also be open for private prayer on Wednesdays  between 10am and 3pm; and Sundays following the Church service until 3pm.  Anyone coming into the church still needs to observe social distancing, and to use hand sanitiser on arriving and leaving; but please do feel free to come in and spend a little while praying and reflecting on God’s goodness.  

For those of you who feel unable for any reason to come to Church, we hope that you will continue to join us for our virtual service on Sunday mornings at 10.30am, using Zoom.  If you are not already signed up for these services, please do contact Steve Day, our Administrator, on crosshousebramley@gmail.com or by phone on 07341 552732, and he will gladly enable you to join us.

 Please keep checking back for updates on this website.

The Church of England is publishing advice with daily updates on its website, which we are following closely at St James. (A link to the website advice is below).


Our (virtual) Services

Even though the Coronavirus pandemic restricts our ability to meet physically at present, we are still getting together as a church online!

If you and your family would like to join in, please email our Parish Administrator, Steve Day, on crosshousebramley@gmail.com and he will be glad to send you a link.

The Main Services run from 10:30 am on a Sunday, but we open up for people to join at any time from 10:15 am, so we can greet one another and chat.  At the end of the service, we use Zoom’s Breakout Room facility to allow small random groups to chat with each other.  It’s lots of fun and an opportunity to catch up with everyone in our Church Family.

For Shell Club and JAM, we hold separate Virtual services.  Shell Club is usually held at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings, and JAM at 7:30 pm on Sunday evenings. (Shell Club is postponed from now until September as so many families are having holidays).

A Reminder, Shell Club is for children aged 3-8 and JAM (Jesus and Me), for children of 8 and over.  Any parent wishing to enrol their child/children into either class please let Steve Day know so he can add you to the distribution list for dial in details.

Do join us in our virtual services!  No shortage of space online!

Giving to the Church

If you would like to make a gift to support the work of St James’s Church in our community or to help with the upkeep of our buildings, it’s easy to do electronically.

Simply use your smartphone’s camera to scan this QR code and then follow the instructions that come up in your browser.  Thank you so much for your generosity!


QR code phone giving St James


Other Churches in our Benefice

Our parish of Bramley and Little London is part of a group of parishes known as a Benefice. We work together, sharing resources and helping one another out when needed, while also retaining our individual styles and preferences as we worship the living God.

These are the other churches in our Benefice:

  • St Leonard’s Church, Sherfield on Loddon
  • St Mary the Virgin, Hartley Westpall
  • St Mary the Virgin, Stratfield Saye

Currently, in-person services in these churches are restricted and we would advise you contacting the relevant church for their opening and service times.  Some are continuing to hold virtual services and again you should check the websites of each of the Churches above for more details if you wish to join them.