Welcome


Inside St Mary and St John's churchInside St James church
Inside St Eligius' church
St James' Church viewed from the graveyard on South side
St. Eligius' Church
St Mary and St John's Parish Centre
St James' Parish Centre
A very warm welcome from the Parish of Finchampstead and California!

Welcome to our parish web site.  We are one church that meets at three sites across Finchampstead, California, and Arborfield Green. We look to welcome every one to a place where you can explore questions about life, grow in your Christian faith and feel part of a caring family. We also aim to share God’s heart, bringing life and hope to our community.

How can we serve you?

Rev Dr. Leonard Onugha


What’s on

Sunday 23rd January – Epiphany 3
8.00am Holy Communion BCP (St James)
9.30am Café Church (St James Church Centre)
9.30am Holy Communion (St Mary and St John’s @ Gorse Ride Junior School)
11.00am Parish Communion (St James)
11.00am Holy Communion (Livestream) (St Eligius and YouTube)
6.00pm Contrast Youth Group (St James Church Centre)

Sunday online services:
Access our recorded and upcoming live streamed services on our YouTube channel. Top tip: log into YouTube to set a reminder!!

Sunday Youth Group (Contrast)
Contrast is a fun and relaxed youth group for those in Year 6 – Year 13. Every Sunday @ 6pm  (term time) – cost £2.

During the week

Tuesday
1.45pm   Fledglings toddler group (St James Church Centre) – cost £2 per family.

Wednesday 19th
9.15am                   Toddler Praise (SE)

Thursday (2nd and 4th Thursday in month)
8pm Evening Prayer Meeting Online using Zoom  (contact Rev Julian (0118 973 5876) for details. 

St. James’ Church is open for private prayer from 10am to 12pm on Monday to Friday each week. 



Other Resources

Daily Prayer Online
To access Morning Prayer online go to Join us in a service of Daily Prayer | The Church of England

Shielding or Isolating? 
Choose an online service to watch from around the diocese.

To make a donation to help our parish simply click “Give a little” – thank you.

Help PFC with Easy Fundraising

Over 2,700 retailers, including Amazon, M&S, Argos, John Lewis etc, are waiting to give money to our church. All you need to do is sign up as a supporter of the church (Parish of Finchampstead & California) on easyfundraising.org.uk and then go through their site for all your online shopping.
At no extra cost to you, the church will receive a percentage of your spend.
The church urgently needs money to balance the books.  Here’s something you could do today!  Please sign up. That ‘free’ money is only a couple of clicks away.  Thank you.


St James on Google Streetview

Virtual Tour of St James’ Church

You can now explore the grounds and interior of St James’ Church on Google Street View!   Click here to start your tour.
Don’t miss the panoramic view from the top of the tower!

Thanks to Andrew Emptage of The Art Company in Wokingham for producing this tour.

Aerial Video of St James’ Church

We now also have this fabulous aerial video of St James’ Church and its surroundings thanks to Steve Powers who took this video using his small “quadcopter” with mounted high definition video camera…

This is purely a hobby for Steve but you can see further examples of his aerial filming at http://aerial.spowers.co.uk/