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Who's Who

Our Community

We have regular members, of all ages, and others who are more loosely associated with St James, for example through having children in our lively scouting and guiding organisations. As well as meeting together in our Church Services, we have many social functions together including quiz nights, music concerts and bring and share lunches.

Many of us live in the parish, which is roughly bounded by Riddlesdown Road, the near edge of Riddlesdown Common, the railway line and Warren Road. We also welcome people from the surrounding area.

As well as the Church affiliated Uniform Organisations we have an active branch of Mothers' Union, a lively group of Parents and Toddlers and other groups.

Our Priest-in-Charge is Father Grant Cohen and you can contact him here.  We have a SPA (Southwark Parish Auxiliaries),  Barbara Walker, who visits sick parishioners, and is our link with the Purley Food Hub and Purley Churches Together.  To find out more about the Clergy and SPA click here

The Parochial Church Council is the elected body that helps to administer the business of the Church. To find out more about the PCC click here

Many members of our church family are active in the local community, giving threir time and talents freely to help others.  You can find out about  some of the activities our members volunteer for here.


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