St James is a small, but beautiful 800 year old church, built of Cotswold stone, set in the heart of the unspoiled village of North Wraxall. The interior of the Church has some very rare Jerusalem Wall Paintings.
The Parish comprises five hamlets – North Wraxall, Ford, Upper Wraxall, Mountain Bower and The Shoe.
Together the five hamlets form a strong community, with many events and clubs – these include the Take Five Community Choir (which practices in the church on Thursday evenings) the church also hosts the annual Village Show.
Because the Parish has no shops, In 2011 the Pop Up Shop was started. There have now been several ‘Pop Up’ shops which sell high quality local produce from beautiful organic meat or cheese to chic designer cushions! These are proving to be very popular with visitors coming from outside the parish to shop and enjoy the atomosphere, coffee and delicious cakes!
St James is a very friendly church, with a mixture of services to suit most tastes including traditional 1662, Thank God for Sunday (which is followed by cheese and wine), Celtic, and occasionally Taize services. As well as these regular services, there are also special services for Mothering Sunday, Rememberance day, Animal Service and Carol Service – these are much loved services where the whole community celebrates together. Children are welcome at all times and can if they wish use the play area in the Metheun Chapel.
St James is a wonderful place for weddings (we positively encourage confetti) or baptisms, the Parish has a talented group of flower arrangers who are happy to help should you wish them to, otherwise a list of recommended local suppliers is available if you want guidence finding suitable tradespeople for your event. There is also plentiful parking available by prior request.
For more details or to discuss an event you would like to host at St James, please call our Church Warden –
Anne Godwin on 01225 891237