Our Story

For more than 1,000 years, the Christian Church in Little Paxton can rightfully claim to be in the centre of village life and culture. The present St James’ Church, a traditional stone building, has parts that are about 900 years old and continues to maintain today an opportunity for worship and mission in the cause of Jesus Christ. Over the centuries, many beneficial extensions and alterations have taken place and much local history has become enshrined in its artefacts and monuments. Recently during 2011 and 2012 the bells were restored and the church extensively re-ordered. We now have a light and warm building with flexible seating. The building is now used more extensively.

Members of the congregation work hard to make the building warm, attractive and welcoming and are delighted to see newcomers and visitors. Worship is predominantly the Holy Communion service and a modern hymn book includes most of the well-known “old” hymns and a tasteful selection of modern words and music.

The Revd Canon Annette Reed is the Vicar of the Benefice of The Paxtons with Diddington and Southoe having been inducted on 18th October 2006. Annette is supported by Church Wardens, Helen Young and Nicci Jones, Licenced Lay Ministers Barbara Evans, Mel Eyeons and Leslie Tennant, and Authorised Lay Minister Nick Gellatly.