Great Saling
St James Church

The church of St James Great Saling sits in a quintessentially English setting, lying to your left as you walk up past the village pond to Saling Hall.

While heavily restored in Victorian times, it possesses clear evidence of its Anglo-Saxon foundations in the stonework at the base of the clock tower. Other historic features include its 15th century font and the recently restored Yeldham Memorial.

Use of the church - its role in village life

The church is used for services on alternate Sundays, where the number of worshippers varies from 10 to 20. For special services these numbers swell, and for annual services like the Carol Service the church will be full (a Victorian plaque in the church porch claims that the church can seat 240 people “at the least”). There are 22 people on the Electoral Roll, and some 218 people in the parish overall.

The church is also used regularly for weddings, funerals and baptisms. 

Forthcoming events for 2014

We have a Bridge Afternoon on [to be confirmed] in the Salings Millennium Village Hall, Picotts Lane, Great Saling - tables are £40 - please contact Helen Pelly (see below).

And the Salings Plant Sale on Bank Holiday Monday, May 5th, from 10 till 2, at the same venue

The Salings Fete and Classic Car Show will be from 1pm on the afternoon of Sunday, June 29th on the Playing Fiield behind the Village Hall

See our website for more details.

Easter Services

Sunday 31st March, 11am - Easter Holy Communion


For further information please contact:

Revd. Helen Pelly: telephone 01371 810369 or e-mail.

Revd. Tim Goodbody: telephone 01371 856080 or e-mail.