St James, Devauden is in a group of five parishes which also includes the churches in St Arvans, Penterry, Itton and Kilgwrrwg.  Two services are usually held each month in St James itself: on the second and fourth Sundays, both starting at 9am.

On the second Sunday of each month, a family-friendly service, led by Penny Davies is held.  A service of Holy Communion, led by Rev. Michael Gollop, is held on the fourth Sunday of each month.  If there is a fifth Sunday in the month, there may be a service at St James – but each church in the group of parishes takes turn, so your best advice is to look out for Fiveways, the parishes’ magazine, in the village shop.

The church produces a regular monthly email which gives details of the services, and other events.  If you would like to receive this, please drop a line a to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and they'll include you in their list.

If you need to contact the vicar, you can do so on email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by phone – 01291 622064.  His usual “day off” is Saturday.  If you, or someone you know would like to be added to the list of people to be prayed for, or would like to take communion at home because you can’t get to church, or need to arrange a christening or a dedication or a thanksgiving service, find out about  confirmation classes, or book a wedding or a funeral do contact Father Michael.

The Vestry Meeting (the church equivalent of an AGM) is usually held in April (or, occasionally, May!) each year – there will be a poster in the shop nearer the time giving details.  Everyone is welcome to come along and hear of the things that have been happening during the year.  If you are on the Church’s Electoral Register, you are also able to vote to elect the Churchwardens.

Article by Gay Kenington and Richard Sacks


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