About us

Welcome to St Margaret & St James Website

Our churches offer services every Sunday at St James at 9:30 and at St Margaret at 11:00.  The liturgy and spirituality at both churches is in the liberal catholic tradition.  Coffee and tea are served after the Sunday service at both churches. You are very welcome to join us.

St James has a regular Mass Event service at which all ages are welcome. This service takes a simpler format with children taking an active part and has an interactive talk suitable for all. Details of this service are shown on the calendar on the Home Page and on our What’s on page.

Special services are also offered on Holy Days and full details of times and locations are available on our What’s on page.

Details of midweek services can be found on this website  on What we offer – services.

Both churches are in the Inner Bradford Deanery of the Diocese of Leeds and are part of the Church of England.

The full text of sermons delivered by our priests are available on this website on What we offer – sermons.


St James the Great church serves the western end of Pudsey – Woodhall , Waterloo and all areas in between!

The present building was consecrated on 6th June 1959 although a church has been in this community for over a century.

Attached to the church is a parish hall and meeting room. Both are used by various organisations and are available for hire by the wider community.

Your church is open during daylight hours providing a place for anyone who would like to take a few moments quiet away from the busy world.

St Margaret is the Parish Church of Thornbury. It shares its building the Thornbury Centre, a stunning design opened in 1999, constructed on the site of an early twentieth century predecessor and used for both local community activities and the church’s outreach.

Rooms for parties or business meetings are available for hire in the Thornbury Centre – see the Room Hire menu.

Your church is usually open for prayer from 08:00 till 18:00 Monday to Friday and sometimes beyond.  Sometimes it is in use for meetings: if that is the case please ask at the reception desk if you can use the Lady Chapel for prayer.