St James Marathi church was established in 2005. Members of the church are from India, state of Maharashtra with local dialect Marathi. 

We are a congregation of St James' Anglican church in the diocese pf Manchester and our worship and activities are in the Marathi language and culture. Members of our congregation are on St James parochial church council and one member is church warden.

We are blessed with many gifts among our church members, including ministerial and pastoral gifts. Members of our congregation are involved in day to day church life and activities which contribute to its close community feel.

We have much to be thankful for but acknowledge that there is much more to be done in terms of our individual knowledge of God and his plans for us as a church.

Church Services

The Marathi congregation meets on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 5pm. All services are all-age and and most of our members lead parts of the worship, including young children.

The youth lead the Praise and Worship section which includes a selection of songs and music arrangement.

The Marathi congregation also participate in the morning (English language) services at St. James every Sunday.

Sharing the love of God

Our mission statement is 'Sharing the love of God'. At St James Marathi church we seek to make this a reality both in our lives as individuals and as members of the whole body of Christ. We continue to seek God's guidance, so that we might reach out in action and make Jesus known and also warmly welcome newcomers to our fellowship.

House prayers

We conduct regular house prayers which are held on first Saturday of each month.

Through the year

We celebrate the anniversary of our founding in 2005. We also hold a Sunday school day and a church retreat. There are also occasional events during the year such as church picnics, Christmas party and fun fair and all this helps people to feel they belong to our community.

Members of our church are in the mother's union with younger people meeting in a youth group and Sunday school.


Pastoral care

"they'll know we are Christian by our love ..."

It is part of our calling as Christians to care for people, both those within our local Christian community and across our parishes. People who are unwell are supported by visits and our prayers.

Amit Chawhan has particular responsibility for the care of the Marathi congregation.

Contact Amit for support.


Learning to follow Jesus

We recognize that we have much more to do to get to know God better and learn to follw him.

Teaching on Sundays is often multi-sensory and interactive, involving member of the congregation.

Our younger members have a Sunday school and there is a group for teenagers. This is led by Amit Chawan.

How to find us
Join us at:
St James' Church
Moss Side
M14 4TH