St James is the Catholic Church serving the whole of the Petts Wood area.  We are a vibrant, open and growing community and a warm welcome is offered to all!
Welcome to the home page of the church of St James the Great, Petts Wood, Kent
St James' online fund-raising
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Total so far £1,559
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2 Rainbow Leaders needed
Please contact Suzanne Horner if you can help run the Rainbow group from Jan 2015.  Full trainng for anyone ready to take this role.
Sheila Simon
The Requiem Mass for Sheila will be held on Monday 11th August at 11.00am in St James' church.
Sunday 13th July 2014
The 11.00am Mass was celebrated by The Most Revd Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark, to mark the 75th anniversary of the parish of St James the Great.  It was a wonderful occasion and a short report and pictures are now available.
Recent updates
including photos of the Fun Run
and Garden Party
We are situated at the corner of Lakeswood Road and Crescent Drive.  Click here for a map.
 
The heart of our life is the worship of God and
our weekend Masses are:
 
Saturday 6.00pm
Sunday 9.15am  (with Children's Liturgy Group)
Sunday 11.00am
 
Our weekend congregations total about 650 people.
 
Confessions are heard on Saturdays from 10.00-10.30am and 5.30-6.00pm, and by appointment or at call.
 
Weekday Masses and those for Holy Days of Obligation will be found by clicking here.
 
Please see our other pages for full details of our many varied activities.  For further information, please do not hesitate to contact our priest Father Bryan Wells (contact details at the top of this page).
Fr Tom Cooper
Our new Parish Priest will be in residence from Friday 1st August.  There is no Saturday morning Mass this week but Fr Tom will say Mass at 6pm.  He has a parish email address but responses will not be possible until he has settled in to the Presbytery.
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Father Tom Cooper | Tel: 01689 827100  |  283 Crescent Drive, Petts Wood, Orpington, BR5 1AY
Site last updated 27th July 2014
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