St James’ Church Cross Roads

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During the Coronavirus pandemic we are providing various services and reflections online. The videos below are for the week commencing 31st May 2020. We are also adding regular material to our Bronte Virtual Church blog. Please visit our blog for the latest updates.

Please note that our Sunday Services are released at 10:00am on Sundays and our Midweek Reflections are released at 8:00am on Wednesdays. The links below won’t work (they’ll say ‘video unavailable’) until those times. At 10:30am on Sundays, watch the Sunday Service together with our friends from West Lane Baptist Church at a Watch Party on their Facebook Page.

See below for an archive of all our online videos that have been posted since the pandemic started.

Sunday Service – 31st May 2020

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

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.

Archive: Online services and reflections

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:

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  and for  the website, Felicity Richardson, tel. 01535 646368 or