St James' Church, Wick
A 12th century church
with a 21st century mission
Welcome to Wick
Wick is the highest point in the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales. At the heart of this village is the 12th century church of St James. The church has a key role in the community as well as being a building of significant architectural and historical interest. We hope to share some of this with you on this site and offer you a warm welcome when you come in person.
We never forget that Christ's Church is made up of people rather than buildings and we say something about the people on this site. Even so, this is a rather special building, representing many centuries of Christian worship in Wick. From an architectural viewpoint, it is listed as Grade II*, meaning that it is a 'particularly important building of more than special interest'.
On St James' Day we celebrated completion of the latest programme of work with a Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication, using the high altar for the first time since it was repositioned away from the wall.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Sunday 12th December
Third Sunday of Advent
Worship from Wick
in St James' Church at 11 am
Thursday 16th December
Morning Prayer on Zoom at 8.30 am
(Contact us for details)
Tuesday 21st December
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
in St James' Church at 6 pm
Friday 24th December
in St James' Church at 11.30 pm
St James' Church is now open for visitors and private prayer from 10 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday
Other online worship:
from Ewenny Priory
from Llantwit Major
Earlier Acts of Worship from Wick are here.
Readings for the week are here.
Over the past year we have not been able to meet as usual and, when we have been able to hold services, we have had to limit the number of people attending. Our regular congregation pays for the day-to-day outgoing including support for ministry and maintaining the building. We normally run fundraising events to help pay for major works.
A big thank you to everybody who has continued to support the church financially. We have paid all the bills as they have come in and we have continued to pay our share of ministry costs. We have also ensured that there are funds for the repointing of the walls and associated works.
What we were not prepared for was that a test of the lightning conductor would fail, meaning that this had to be repaired, and that, while doing this, various other problems would be discovered with the tower roof, the weathervane and the bell supports. There's a report on our projects page.
If you can help, please contact us or just use the button below. Thank you.
Donations are handled via our
secure JustGiving page
A 12th century church with a 21st century mission