St. James’, Buttermere

Ham parish is unique in the Team in that we have two active churches with separate but overlapping congregations: All Saints in Ham and St James the Great in the small community of Buttermere.

The Vicarage


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General Information

Whether you are young, old or in between, you are warmly welcomed to join in our services. Many services are traditional in character and some are shared with the congregation of St Michael’s in neighbouring Shalbourne. Other events include a Walk of Witness on Good Friday and a very well attended Christmas morning service with a young people’s band. Our Christian teaching leads us to befriend and support our neighbours regardless of belief. Both Ham and Buttermere are small communities with big hearts.

Church Contact/Warden

Lin Holford

Email churchwarden by clicking here

Our Usual Pattern of Services

Services at St James' take place once a month during the months of March - October inclusive, but we do also have an annual Crib Service on Christmas Eve.

For details of services taking place this month please visit our Services, News and Events page by clicking here.

News & Events

Please come back soon to view our list of annual dates and events

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