Note that groups are currently suspended due to Covid-19 guidance.

Christian Meditation Group

A space for silence in a busy world, the Christian Meditation Group meets each Monday at 12 noon, during term time, in the Study Centre.

Everyone is welcome. The Group is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.

Contact the churchwardens, if you are interested, or just come along. To find out more about Christian Meditation, we recommend the World Community for Christian Meditation website


St James’ Church Pastoral Visiting Group

This group was set up in 2010 to support the pastoral ministry of the church. We do this by:

  • making regular visits to those who cannot easily come to church services because of age or ill-health, and who value support and friendly company;
  •  visiting those in hospital and the bereaved when appropriate;
  •  providing lifts to church when requested;
  •  regularly visiting the two Care Homes in the parish, taking hymn services monthly at Hinton Grange C.H, and at festival times at Cherry Hinton C.H. In addition, Rosemary Monk visits Cherry Hinton Care Home fortnightly to see residents.

The group is led by Rosemary Monk and Mary Calladine, who trained in 2012-3 as authorised lay ministers (ALMs) with Ely Diocese to be pastoral assistants. Since then, Rosemary has been taking Home Communions to those requesting this service.

We have recently organised some successful community lunches and tea-parties and intend to increase this outreach to the wider community.


St James’ Prayer Support Group

The Prayer Support Group is available to all in the Parish who wish to ask for prayers and a box is available in the church entrance hall for anyone to put in requests. These requests are prayed for by people of St James who have offered help in this way, who may not be able to be active in the parish but still want to do something to support the church.

We are always looking for people who would like to act as prayer “bearers” at home and forms to volunteer for this are available in the entrance hall of the church. If you can help, just place the form in the Prayer Request box with your contact details and we will get in touch.


Friendship Cafe

Our Friendship Cafe meets on the first Tuesday of every month, and is now open for extended hours between 11 am and 3 pm.  Drop in for a cuppa or a bowl of soup, or just a friendly chat.  All are welcome.