Quedgeley Church was first built to serve a small, rural community, most of whom would have attended Church every week. As time passed, St. James’ has remained much the same but Quedgeley itself has changed out of all recognition. Now we are a thriving community of over 14,000 people and still growing rapidly, including Kingsway. The Church is one of the few buildings that links us with the Quedgeley of the past.
Our present Church family reflects the changes in Quedgeley as a whole. Our worship is more vibrant and lively than in the past and to our congregation that worship here each Sunday, it is the focal point of our shared Christian lives. Every Sunday the Church family meets to praise our Lord and a wide cross-section of community life gathers around the altar – young people and old people – new Quedgeley and old joining together as one family. We think that the children are not just “the Church of tomorrow” but are very much part of the Church of today.
In addition to our regular Sunday worship and other occasions like weddings and funerals, prayer is offered twice daily in St. James’ when we pray for the local community and its various needs. We regard praying for the Parish as an important part of our mission and Prayer Groups are held weekly for that purpose. Each Sunday morning, our enthusiastic band of ringers make the bells sound out across the sea of houses to remind Quedgeley that the Christian community is gathering to worship and a steady stream of our people flow in from all directions to witness to Jesus’ claim on our lives. For, in the end, a Church is not a monument or a museum but a living organism, a body of people that share a common commission from the Lord, to witness to his Lordship in their lives.
Weekly Service Times
Sunday Sung Eucharist 10.30 am
Wednesday Midweek Communion 10.00 am
for other activities during the week please see our weekly notices
For details of future activities please see our Events page