Welcome to Family Fellowship Church St James with St Matthews

Welcome to
St James with St Matthews

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

St James with St Matthews is a church for everyone – a family friendly community for all ages, with a heart to reach out to those in any kind of need, and those seeking a deeper relationship with the Lord.

We’re an evangelical Anglican parish based in the Eccleston Park and Thatto Heath areas of St. Helens, part of the Eccleston Team of Churches, and the Diocese of Liverpool. Whether we are new to you or you’ve been a member of our family for years – you’ll be able to find out all about us on our website. If there’s something you need to know but you can’t find it here, then please feel free to get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Do you have questions about life, faith or the church? Or perhaps you’re just curious? Learn a bit more about us, what we believe, and how being part of a fellowship could support you.

Looking for our service times, or maybe you’re new to the area and looking for a church? Find out about our regular gatherings and service times.

Learn a little about our team here at St James with St Matthews.

We love to learn and share fellowship together. Take a look at our current and upcoming courses and our various social gatherings, forming part of our life together as church.

St James with St Matthews, Eccleston takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. You can learn more about our policy, here.

Join us for worship.

We are gathering weekly in person at 11am.

Gathering, Growing, Going

We use the tag line Gathering, Growing, Going to help us keep focused in all that we are trying to do as a church. Our purpose and priority in life is to gather to worship God and enjoy His presence. We do that when we gather in person, but also when we gather online and over social media.  We are committed to growing in our discipleship, encouraging each other to use the gifts that God has given us. We believe that a relationship with God is amazing and so we are passionate about going in mission and sharing our faith.

Our purpose as Christians is to worship God wherever we are, to be wherever other people are, to bring them to Jesus and to help them to grow.

What people say about us

We joined Alpha, learning about God in a different way and joining a community who kept us going through some of the darkest times.

Rachel & Alex

This is a proactive church that has found numerous ways to engage individuals, schools, groups and all ages to their supportive, lively and welcoming family.

Rachel (Headteacher)

There is a close church family network, which is supportive at services and in the wider community, embracing spiritual growth and practical support when necessary.


We rely on generous giving to enable the mission and ministry of the parish and beyond

By giving to the work of St James with St Matthews, we can continue to be a hub in our community – helping those in need and walking with people on their journey of faith. Your support is greatly appreciated at this time.

Click the button below to see the various ways of giving to us.

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St James with St Matthews, Eccleston takes its duty and obligation to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues on a safeguarding matter, please contact our Safeguarding Lead, Claire Wilson-Bonner at safeguarding.stjamesecclecton@gmail.com or call 07813 307787. You can also find useful contact information at www.liverpool.anglican.org/safeguarding.