St. James’s is a very sociable church. Our common church life is focused around our worship on Sundays and Thursdays, on our prayer life and desire to serve others. There are opportunities to meet centred around social and fundraising events and weekly and seasonal study groups.
Dollar and District Churches Together provides the framework for Dollar Parish Church, and St. James’s to work together prayerfully and to share each others’ concerns.We share some services in Holy Week; pulpit exchanges when we swop ministers for the Sunday service and pew exchanges when the congregation is invited to attend the “other” church.
We work together during Christian Aid Week each year and at Christmas time to publicise services and events.
The congregation chooses charities to support each year: one “home”(local) and one”away”.
The charities chosen by the congregation for 2018-2019 are the Bethany Christian Trust and Send A Cow.
Coffee Mornings held in The Burnside Hall in Spring and Autumn are partly about fundraising but also very much about engaging with the wider community.
Many members of St. James’s are involved with community activities within Dollar.