St James' Church, Wick

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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'.


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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.

Download the report on the recent projects.


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

Live from our Facebook page at 8.15 am

​Holy Eucharist

in St James' Church at 11 am

(booking required)

Thursday 16th December

Morning Prayer on Zoom at 8.30 am

(Contact us for details)


  Coming up:

Tuesday 21st December

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

in St James' Church at 6 pm

(booking required)

Friday 24th December

Midnight Mass

in St James' Church at 11.30 pm

(booking required)

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.


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About money

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