St James’ Church Cross Roads

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During the Coronavirus pandemic we are providing various services and reflections online. We are also adding regular material to our Bronte Virtual Church blog. Please visit our blog for the latest updates.
Our churches are also taking the first steps out of lockdown.

See below our inclusive online worship videos from churches across the Worth Valley.
— View any time from Sunday morning onwards (the video will be unavailable until then).
— Tell a friend that they can listen to the audio by phoning 01535 286387 (calls charged at local rates and typically included within your call package).
— For information on the various services, both online and in church buildings, across all the different Christian denominations, or details on the ministers, pastors and priests serving in our area, please contact Rev Anthony Bennett, tel 01535 279624, email anthony@brontevirtualchurch.com.

Sunday Service – 20th September 2020

Something a little different this week – an ‘outside broadcast’ from Nab Hill and Penistone Hill, reflecting on Genesis Chapter 1 and God’s amazing gift of faith:

Sunday Service – 13th September 2020

Sunday Service – 6th September 2020

Sunday Service – 30th August 2020

Our inclusive Sunday Worship from churches across the Worth Valley.
This week we are considering the importance of names, the theology of Martin Buber and the need to ‘encounter’ rather than just ‘experience.’ All welcome of course. Tell a friend that they can listen to the audio by phoning 01535 286387 (calls charged at local rates and typically included within your call package).

Midweek Reflection – 26th August 2020

This week Rev Anthony Bennett reflects on the readings from Matthew’s Gospel for last Sunday and this coming Sunday, building on the theme of our most recent Sunday Worship Video, produced with our friends from West Lane Baptist Church. If you haven’t seen that video it can be viewed directly below on this page.
If you need anything or just would like to speak to someone please do give any of us a ring:
Rev Julie Roberts 01535 645102
Rev Peter Mullins 01535 648464
Rev Anthony Bennett 01535 279624

Sunday Service – 23rd August 2020

Our inclusive Sunday Worship from churches across the Worth Valley.
At 10:30am on Sunday 23rd August , watch the Sunday Service together with our friends from West Lane Baptist Church at a Watch Party on their Facebook Page.

Midweek Reflection – 19th August 2020

This week’s Midweek Reflection is brought to you by Rev Julie Roberts.

Sunday Service – 16th August 2020

Our inclusive Sunday Worship from churches across the Worth Valley. At 10:30am on Sunday 16th August , watch the Sunday Service together with our friends from West Lane Baptist Church at a Watch Party on their Facebook Page.

Midweek Reflection – 12th August 2020

For our Midweek Reflection this week, Rev Peter Mullins takes us through the life of St Peter with the aid of the stain glass windows in St Michael’s Church, Haworth.

Sunday Service – 9th August 2020

Our inclusive Sunday Worship from churches across the Worth Valley.
At 10:30am on Sunday 9th August , watch the Sunday Service together with our friends from West Lane Baptist Church at a Watch Party on their Facebook Page.

Midweek Reflection – 5th August 2020

Join Rev Anthony Bennett for morning prayer on Wednesday 5th August at 8:00 am. To follow the service, use the Daily Prayer app (please select the ‘contemporary’ option) or visit this web page: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-in-daily-prayer/morning-prayer-contemporary-wednesday-5-august-2020. You can also watch the service at any time later in the day. For further information on the Breathing Space group mentioned at the end of the video please either ring Anthony on 01535 279624 or email anthony.bennett@leeds.anglican.org

Sunday Service – 2nd August 2020

The feeding of the 5000, ornitheology and a mystery guest… Our inclusive Sunday Worship from churches across the Worth Valley. There isn’t a Watch Party on Sunday 2nd August as our friends from West Lane Baptist Church are watching the service live in their building.

Midweek Reflection – 29th July 2020

This week our Rector, Rev Peter Mullins, gives us some fascinating insights into the Olney hymnbook, focusing on the hymn ‘Amazing Grace’, which is played and sung for us by some of the group that bring us our inclusive Sunday Worship service videos.

Sunday Service – 26th July 2020

The kingdom of Heaven.
The pearl of great price.
The hidden treasure.
Join our inclusive service from churches across the Worth Valley.

Midweek Reflection – 22nd July 2020

This week Rev Julie Roberts reflects on the importance of holding on to our old Christian traditions. She explains just how precious the Lord’s Prayer and Nicene Creed are.

Sunday Service – 19th July 2020

Our inclusive Sunday Service from churches across the Worth Valley.

Midweek Reflection – 15th July 2020

This week we are publishing a video message from The Right Reverend Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds, recorded to accompany a letter that has been sent to all parishes in the Diocese of Leeds.

Sunday Service – 12th July 2020

Our inclusive Sunday Service from churches across the Worth Valley.

Midweek Reflection – 8th July 2020

This week we will be streaming morning prayer live from St James’ Church on Wednesday 8th July at 8:00 for 8:10am. To follow the service, use the Daily Prayer app (select ‘contemporary’ option) or visit this web page: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-in-daily-prayer/morning-prayer-contemporary-wednesday-8-july-2020

Sunday Service – 5th July 2020

Participation, the arts, quantum mechanics, nature, God…. that’s all!
Our inclusive Sunday Service from churches across the Worth Valley.

Midweek Reflection – 1st July 2020

For this week’s Midweek Reflection Rev Julie Roberts reflects on a passage from Ezekiel. If you would like to read the passage in advance or follow it in the video, you can view it at this link: Ezekiel 37:1-10

Sunday Service – 28th June 2020

Our inclusive Sunday Service from churches across the Worth Valley.

Midweek Reflection – 24th June 2020

In this week’s Midweek Reflection our Rector, Rev Peter Mullins, talks about what has intrigued him recently about the Book of Psalms, and which verses have resonated with him, pointing him towards a better appreciation and use of this important part of our heritage.

Sunday Service – 21st June 2020

Our inclusive Sunday Service from churches across the Worth Valley.

Midweek Reflection – 17th June 2020

This week’s Midweek Reflection is Morning Prayer from the Common Worship materials. View here on Wednesday morning, 17th June, from 8.00am. To join in, you can either download the free Daily Prayer app onto your smartphone, selecting the “Morning Prayer (Contemporary)” option, or go to the Church of England Website. You can also join in later in the day at a time to suit you as the video will remain available here.

Sunday Service – 14th June 2020

Our inclusive Sunday Service from churches across the Worth Valley.

Midweek Reflection – 10th June 2020

For our Midweek Reflection this week, Rev Anthony Bennett reflects on the New Testament passage from Wednesday’s Morning Prayer lectionary readings. You don’t need to read Morning Prayer before you listen to Anthony but, if you want to, you can either download the free Church of England Daily Prayer app onto your smartphone (and choose the ‘Contemporary’ option), or you can visit the Church of England website’s Prayer and Worship Section.

Sunday Service – 7th June 2020

An inclusive service considering the Trinity, the church clock, loneliness and George Floyd

Midweek Reflection – 3rd June 2020

Featuring a short sermon from Bishop Toby celebrating this time of Pentecost. Please could you read these passages from the Bible before watching the video: John 20:19-23 and Acts 2:1-21.

Sunday Service – 31st May 2020

An inclusive service for Pentecost from churches in the Worth Valley.

Midweek Reflection – 27th May 2020

“A short meditation on a holy site,” by our Rector, Rev Peter Mullins, is our Midweek Reflection for this week.

Sunday Service – 24th May 2020

An inclusive service of Hope from churches in the Worth Valley.

Midweek Reflection – 20th May 2020

Garth Hewitt would have been performing on the evening of 20th May at St Michael’s but his concert has been postponed. Rev Peter Mullins reflects on one of Garth’s songs, ‘Light a Candle in the Darkness.’ Thanks to Garth for giving us permission to include his song in this video.

Sunday Service – 17th May 2020

An inclusive Sunday Service from churches in the Worth Valley.

A Celebration of Animals in Creation – 16th May 2020

View on Facebook at this link:
https://www.facebook.com/haworthparishchurch/videos/756783244855045/

This was recorded at the end of April and the HART animals were due to visit St Gabriel’s in Stanbury on 2nd May. We will invite them again once it’s safe to do so.

Midweek Reflection – 14th May 2020

This week’s Midweek Reflection is Evening Prayer (Common Worship), which is brought to you by the Rev Anthony Bennett.

Sunday Service – 10th May 2020

An inclusive Sunday Service from churches in the Worth Valley.

Midweek Reflection – 6th May 2020

This week’s Midweek Reflection on The Good Shepherd is brought to you by the Rev Peter Mullins.


Over more than 100 years St. James’ Church Cross Roads has grown with the village and now occupies a central spot within it. As times have changed it has changed. Yes, the traditional Sunday services are held; but now there are services designed for young children and their parents which take place on other days. St. James’ is a living community seeking to meet the needs of those around it. It is still the parish church and exists for everyone within Cross Roads.

Please use this website to read about St. James’ history; it is also the history of our village. Maybe you might recognise your role in it. Do come along, we would be delighted to see you, or get in touch and we will happily come to you.

For anything to do with the magazine, please contact Mr J R Calvert on 01535 645234 or email calvrtphotoman@aol.com  and for  the website, Felicity Richardson, tel. 01535 646368 or dandfr@blueyonder.co.uk