St James's Church Ryde
Who We Are

St James's is a Church of England proprietary chapel with an ordained clergyman. As such, we enjoy an independence from the Anglican Church, but remain committed to its protestant and evangelical practices and doctrines.
Our ministry is based on the clear teaching of God's Word and the application of biblical principles to daily living. We stress the need to be open to God through corporate worship, private prayer and daily reliance upon the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our Staff
St James's Church employs three full-time members of staff:

James LeggettJames Leggett (Minister)
Having studied at Oak Hill College, James moved to the Isle of Wight in 1997 after a curacy in Whitehaven, Cumbria. James is married to Mary and they have four children: Anna, Jonty, Sarah and Harry. They live at 84 Pellhurst Road, Ryde.
(tel. 01983 565621).

James PontinJames Pontin (Associate Minister)
When not supporting Spurs, James runs many different groups for the young people and is involved in youth work in the wider community. James is married to Becky and they live at 29 Mayfield Road, Ryde. (tel. 01983 717260).


Jono HillJonathan Hill (Administrator)
Jonathan started his role in 2010 and is involved in organising and arranging many different aspects of St James's Church life .
Moving to East Cowes in June 2002 after living in South London for several years, Jonathan is married to Samantha and they have three Children Alex, Louise, & Christopher.
Jonathan works in the church office in Ryde. (tel. 01983 566381). Email:


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St James's Church is an evangelical Anglican church serving the community of Ryde on the Isle of Wight.