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What the LORD requires of us is this:
To do justly, love mercy,
and walk humbly with our God.
(Micah 6.8)


Mission is just as important as worshipping God, because we are called by God not merely to be believing people, but also to be daring, caring and sharing. In fact, the word mission comes from a word which means ‘to send’.

We believe that a church that doesn’t serve its community isn’t fully or truly a church of God.

Here are a few of the things we at St James’s have been doing:

Loving our neighbours here and now, just as the parish has been since 1831.

  • Distributing free meals to needy local families during the school holidays (in partnership with a number of organisations, including the Felix Project, Enfield Futsal League, and the Arnold Clark Community Fund)

  • Opening the church on Christmas Day for a soup kitchen and open house, for providing food, company and holiday cheer for the homeless, the elderly and those on their own. Publicity and transport having been supported in past years by the Old Enfield Charitable Trust.

  • Being a founding member church of (and giving long-term financial support to) the Enfield Churches Debt Centre, in partnership with Christians Against Poverty, for those who seek to be liberated by the captivity of indebtedness.

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We have a five-year plan for the growth of our community and our involvement in it.

We’ve highlighted five main points:

  1. Developing our Young Church

  2. Deepening our relationships with the schools in our parish (thirteen in total). More is said on our page Children growing in faith.

  3. Strengthening our connection with youth work in the community.

  4. Serving the older generation

  5. Launching a new congregation within the parish

We are committed to alleviate hardship and suffering, both near and far, and to this end:

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