In The Community

Community Groups


If you’ve got a couple of hours free on Saturday June 29th, please give us a hand with church gardening (also the chance to grab a hot drink and a snack).

We meet from 10.00 -12.00.More info:

Sue or Roger: 07512 732241


Welcoming, relevant, friendly, encouraging, informal and inclusive – something for everyone.

Coffee & Chat

Saturday morning is the time to visit St. James’ Church for a mid-morning cuppa and catch up with friends old and new in a comfortable place for a chat.

Come and join us for a cup of tea, coffee and cake or toasted tea-cake!

All are very welcome: cyclists, walkers, locals, parents and children. Come as you are.

ESOL @ St James

The Ormskirk & West Lancs Homes for Ukraine Support Group provides ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at St James Westhead every Thursday. Refreshments available.

ESOL class for Improvers every Thursday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm

ESOL class for beginners every Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

More sponsors are needed in the area for Ukrainians still fleeing from the conflict. Please contact us for more information.

Gardening Group

Our new gardening tools are waiting for you to come and join them – for adults and children! If you would like to join us and have a gentle Saturday morning work-out please come along. A great family activity or come alone. No fabulous knowledge of plants is necessary. Refreshments available too.

Need more information? Please contact us or visit our A Church Near You page.

Family Fun & Food

Led by our Under 18s leadership team, families are invited to FAMILY FUN AND FOOD.

It’s a time for all the family to join together with a story, games and craft activities and sharing a meal and drinks together.


Come and meet each other. A community event at Westhead Village Hall hosted by St James’ Church Westhead. See old friends and make new friends during an informal get-together. Drinks and cakes are provided, with something organised each time, such as a speaker, something to watch or something to take part in.

For dates of forthcoming groups please see our events page at A Church Near You.

Churches Together

St James is a member of “Churches Together in Ormskirk and District”. The aims of CTO are:

  • to enable the churches to explore the Christian faith together, to develop mutual relationships.
  • to encourage churches to worship, pray and reflect together on the nature and purpose of the church in the light of its mission.
  • to enable the churches to live and share the Gospel, to evangelise together and to take further steps towards fuller unity in Christ Jesus.
  • to enable the churches to respond to the needs of society and to witness to the Gospel together.

Links to Education

Primary School

St James has established strong links with Westhead Lathom St James’ Church of England Primary School, a smaller than average, semi-rural school, which is well respected within the wider community.


We also have links with the local University – Edge Hill, offering a Christian presence in higher education. This may be through the provision of pastoral support, stimulating spiritual awareness or forging links within the local community.

Mission Partners

Here at St James we partner with many charitable organisations for our tithes which are reviewed regularly. Please click on the logos to view their own websites and find out more about their amazing mission.

St James Benefactors

St James Westhead would like to thank the following organisations and charities for grants and donations. These have supported our ministry in the community and helped us maintain the fabric of the church building and its surroundings, ensuring it remains available for the community.

Why not become a friend of St James?

The charity “Friends of St James” has been set up for the purposes of:

*Helping towards the costs of maintaining and developing the church building and the graveyard.

*Helping with the provision of facilities for the local community.

It is important to note that this is not ‘just another church group’ but is a vital way for the wider community to be involved in maintaining what are community resources.

The charity is run by a separate management committee and all members are involved in deciding how the funds should be used. Friends of St James have already helped in cleaning the inside of the bell tower, contributing towards the cost of repairing the bells sound system, the planting of the boundary hedge along the proposed graveyard extension and the repairs to the church roof.

Membership of the Friends costs £20 per person per annum.

For further information or to become a member please email: