Merry Christmas!


A very warm welcome to our website!

You'll find information here about our ancient and beautiful church, our services and organisations, our music, and the ways in which we serve this community of Norton, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe, along with our ecumenical partners at Meadowhead Christian Fellowship.

We are broad and inclusive with a strong musical tradition and offer a warm welcome to all who wish to share the journey of faith with us. We worship every Sunday at 8.00, 10.30 am and 6.15pm and we would be delighted to welcome you.

xmas candle

With Christmas just around the corner, here's a round-up of events:

Sat 8th December
10-11.30 am COFFEE MORNING in church in aid of The Children's Society

Sun 9th
9.30 am Eucharist;
10.30 am CHRISTINGLE for young people

Sat 15th
7.00 pm Christmas CONCERT with Norton Community Choir, Norton Cantoris and The Ambassadors Band, in church

Sun 23rd
10.30 am Sung Eucharist;
6.15 pm Service of NINE LESSONS and CAROLS

2.00 pm CRIB SERVICE for young children;

8.00 am Holy Communion;

In the news...

Peter Hackett

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Peter, our former organist and choirmaster at St James' Norton, at home on Saturday, 10th November. His funeral will be in church at 2.30pm on Thursday, 22nd Nov, St Cecilia's Day.

Summer Fair

The summer fair in July was a great success, and a grand total of £600 was raised. Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Grant of £6500 to the Organ Fund

We have been successful in our bid to the J Pilling Trust and have been awarded £6,500. This brings the total money raised for the organ to £18,000, and means that we will be able to start work much sooner than we expected.

Inauguration of the S8 Mission Partnership by Bishop Pete

At a service which took place at St James last night (13th December) the Bishop of Sheffield, the Very Rev Dr Pete Wilcox formally inaugurated the Sheffield 8 Mission Partnership. Present were our own Rector, Revd Fr Geoffrey White, Vicar of St Chad's Woodseats the Revd. Toby Hole, Vicar of St Paul's Norton Lees the Revd Murray Brown, and Vicar of St Peter's Greenhill the Revd. Ned Lunn, and Licensed Readers from all the churches. At the same service, the Bishop also formally confirmed the Mission partnership Development Worker Jo Edwards in her role.

Organist and Choir Director appointed

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Mr Paul Coldicott as Organist and Choir Director. Paul will assume his new duties following a handover period.

Vacancy: Organist and Choir Director *NOW FILLED*

to continue and develop a solid tradition of Anglican music. A small, experienced SATB choir sings Sunday Eucharist, with motet, and a monthly sung evensong. The church is popular for weddings. Brindley & Foster 2-manual organ. Remuneration within RSCM guidelines. Please apply with CV to the Rector:

You can view the full job description here: Organist17.pdf

Fr. Michael Morgan, 1945-2017. Rector of Norton 1989-1999

We have just been informed of the death in hospital, following a long illness, of Fr. Michael Morgan, former Rector of St James. He died at 2am this morning (Thursday 14th September) with his son at his side. His funeral will be held at St Mary's, Lapworth in Warwickshire where he was Rector until his retirement.

R.I.P. Per Crucem ad Lucem.

Vacancy: Mission Partnership Development Worker (S8 Partnership) *NOW FILLED*

The Diocese of Sheffield has a vacancy for a an experienced administrator/development worker to work with the S8 Mission Partnership in Sheffield (four parishes in in Woodseats, Norton, Norton Lees and Greenhill). This new and exciting post with the Diocese of Sheffield is part of a six year project designed to provide mission partnerships with additional administrative and missional support in order to free up clergy time to enable them to focus more on mission.

More infomration can be found at

New Lights in the Churchyard

The original lights in the churchyard were installed in the 1960's and had not worked for a long time.

Last year, the church had an opportunity to apply for funding to renew them. An application was submitted and was successful, and the new lights were installed during February.


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