St James’, Sotwell

Midnight Communion

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, our church building is currently closed except by appointment for private prayer or for funerals.  However, our worship continues online on the Wallingford Team’s YouTube channel where you can join us for a Sunday service each week from 10am, followed by a virtual coffee on Zoom.  You can also make a donation to the work of our church using this page.

At all other times… A warm welcome awaits you at the 8.00 am said services in St.James’ Sotwell, in the parish of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, part of the Team Benefice of Wallingford.

Services take place on the second and fourth Sundays (Common Worship Communion) and fifth Sunday (Book of Common Prayer).  Other services take place at St. Agatha’s but with alternating Joint Services at roughly 6 week intervals (St. James’ / St. Agatha’s) as advertised in the previous Sunday’s pew sheet & under the calendar of events.

St James’ in the Snow

History: The little church of St James’, in Sotwell, is built in the form of a chapel on a site first recorded in 1158.  The present church was rebuilt in the Victorian era.  Because of its small intimate nature, St James’ is entirely suited to the quiet Communion Service held there on Sundays at 8am.

CHURCH SERVICES Parish Church of St James
Said Communion (Common Worship) 8:00am Second and Fourth Sunday
Said Communion (BCP) 8:00am Fifth Sunday
Team Vicar ( Revd. Kevin Beer 01491 599873
Margot Shawyer
01491 826677
PCC Secretary (
Louise Wymer
Safeguarding Officer
(Mrs) Sam Rhodes
01491 825779

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Brightwell PCC’s Safeguarding Policy is available here.