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St James Church, Fordhouses

St James is one of 3 churches in Bushbury Parish, Wolverhampton.

It sits in a cluster of churches known as ‘Wulfrun Deanery’.

St James Church is evangelical* in tradition ( * see note at bottom of page)

and open to the transforming work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Everyone is encouraged to grow in Christian faith and then to play a part in the church community and in sharing faith in their neighbourhood.


At December 2021 there is a vacancy for a vicar as the previous minister has just retired.


The church has a mixture of ages and families are really welcome.

There are baby changing facilities, informal children's activities and a carpeted play area for toddlers.

Older children are encouraged to attend a small Sunday school.


Our weekly services are usually relaxed with contemporary music and offer opportunities to participate in prayer and worship. 

Once a month a Holy Communion service is  also held here.

At various points in the church year, special services are also held – for example, Memorial services to remember loved ones who have died, and services to celebrate Ash Wednesday, Easter, Harvest, Remembrance, Advent, Christingle, and Christmas.  

You are very welcome to join us and we really look forward

to seeing you.

p.s.* What does ‘Evangelical’ mean?

The most widely accepted description of what evangelical means is that used by historian, David Bebbington.

He suggests that evangelical Christians believe in four essential doctrines: 

  • to be saved a person must have a “born again” conversion experience

  • Jesus's death on the cross atones for mankind's sins;

  • the Bible is the ultimate spiritual authority;

  • Christians ought to actively share their faith through witnessing and good works.

Our Location:

St James Church, Taunton Avenue, Fordhouses, Wolverhampton, WV10 6PN ​  


Holy Communion Service

Held at 09:45 am on second Sunday of each month for approx 1 hr

Family Service

Held at 09:45am on all other Sundays.

Please also see our monthly notices sheet for details of all

that is happening at St James - June 2023:

Contact: Church Office Administrator: 01902 782226 

Parish Rector: Rev Ian Poole 01902 788151

About our church building:

Built: 1967

Architect: Christopher Thomas

Style of worship: Open Evangelical

Our Patron: Bushbury Patronage Board and Simeons

Safeguarding - Bushbury Parish takes seriously its committment to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. For our safeguarding policy click here

Read St James' Newsletter here

Image by Jon Tyson
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