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St James' Church Pages

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Church and Coronavirus

The church is now open for worship as usual and we are no longer enforcing the wearing of masks or social distancing.  However, anyone who still feels they need to do this is encouraged to do so and we are asking everyone to continue sanitizing their hands.

Church Services



Church Worship – November 2021

14th November   Remembrance Sunday  5.30 pm

21st November   Evensong                       5.30 pm

28th November   Evensong                       5.30 pm


Church Worship – December 2021


5th December    Holy Communion     5.30 pm

12th December  Evensong                 5.30 pm

19th December Carol Service            6.00 pm

25th December Holy Communion   9.15 am    Cristmas Day


There will be a service of Holy Communion at 10.30 am in Melbourne Church on Sunday 26th December but no other services in the Benefice.



Church News

Remembrance Sunday

Our annual service of Remembrance will be held at 5.30 pm on the 14th November, all are welcome.




The Fallen from Smisby

Thanks to more research by Garry Margerrison we now have finally identified the details for all of the fallen that we remember at Smisby. We now have not just their rank and service numbers but where they died and where they are buried including those from WW2 on who we previously had no information.

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Read more: The Fallen from Smisby

St James' Church



Hello and welcome to the web pages for our ancient village church.


St. James Church stands on a hill above the village and has been a place of Christian worship for more than 900 years. 


There are four churches in the group we belong to – Melbourne, Smisby, Stanton by Bridge and Ticknall.


Our Rector is the Revd. Steve Short who leads a ministry team of Clergy and Readers.



Please take a moment to click on this link and peruse the  St. James Parish Church Parish Safeguarding Policy


It sets out our policy and what to do if you have safeguarding concerns about the care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities.