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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Our poor bird had become simply a perch for others.  We did not even know what type of bird he was.  The shape was found to be consistent with a cockerel, but he had lost both head and tail over the past 150 years.  The original hard wood form and copper coating was all kept and simply added to in order to restore the cockerel to his former self.  And, as a weathercock, he now turns in the wind.


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 25th July

St James' Day

Worship from Wick

from our Facebook page


Festival Eucharist

​in St James' Church at 11 am

(booking required)




Other online worship:

     from Ewenny Priory

     from Llantwit Major

     from St Brides Major

     from St Athan


Earlier Acts of Worship from Wick are here.

  Readings for the week and other worship

  resources 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.  We'll prepare a report for 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