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Welcome to St James' Church, Clitheroe. We are a vibrant church in the heart of the Ribble Valley in Lancashire, and are part of the Church of England. We are made up of people of all ages, backgrounds and personal circumstances and are always keen to welcome visitors and those wanting to know more about the Christian faith.  Some of us have been Christians for many years, others for only a short while and some are simply just looking. 
Whether you're new to the area or to the Christian faith, or just want to find out what goes on, we believe finding a church where you can grow and be spiritually supported is really important. 
But perhaps you're just looking for more information, or just surfing the net. In any case, we hope you find this website useful.
If you are new to St James we'd love to get in touch with you and let you know what is happening in the life of the church. Please click the button below and let us know some details about you and we will be in touch.


A vibrant church in Lancashire

A vibrant church in Lancashire

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Fearless Community - 28th September

Fearless Community - 28th September

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Mega Mondays are Coming!

Mega Mondays are Coming!

Every Monday in the school holidays, join us for games, fun, inflatables and more...

Our new Sunday series

Our new Sunday series

Who was Jesus? A look at the signs in John's gospel

We'd love to see you

Sunday worship

09:00: Holy Communion

10:30: Family Worship



10:30: Communion


St James' Church
St James' Street
tel: 01200 423608

We also record and video our sermons so that you can catch up whenever suits you


We've started to stream our Sunday morning sermon live each week. We usually go live around 10:50 - 11:00am for the duration of the sermon.

Click the button below to watch the stream


We've created a weekly prayer diary with a few of things to hold up in prayer each day.

Have a look and support the work of the church in this practical way


ChurchSuite is our online system for rotas, bookings, events and contact details. 


Find our Safeguarding policy here.

Our safeguarding officer is Mark Clayton.

As a church, we have adopted the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, incorporating the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance. 


Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church. 


Details of our parish safeguarding officer can be found in the attached ‘Safeguarding in our Parish – who’s who.' 


We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our church / parish.


All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment, received safeguarding training and support.



Reporting a concern


Any safeguarding concerns in a parish should be brought to the attention of your local Parish Safeguarding Officer(s) (PSO) in the first instance, who can seek further advice from Sharon Hassall, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA), as necessary. 

Safeguarding concerns in a school/university/prison/healthcare setting should be raised with the relevant organisation's Safeguarding team. If the concern involves one of our chaplains, please also contact Sharon Hassall directly.

Sharon's contact details are:

Telephone: 01254 503070

Mobile: 07711 485170

Email: sharon.hassall@blackburn.anglican.org

Address: Diocese Offices, Clayton House, Walker Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 2Q

Links to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be found here:




Finding support

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and that not everyone may want to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. Below is a list of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).