Please support these events because, due to government and grant cutbacks, we urgently need to raise funds to preserve this lovely old church 




Cooling, Shakespeare and Falstaff

Friday 7th June 2019 between 19:00-20:30

A Lecture delivered by Professor Thomas Betteridge

Introduction by Jools Holland OBE, DL

Professor Thomas Betteridge is an expert in English Reformation history and Tudor drama. He is a member of the Research Advisory Board of Historic Royal Palaces and a strategic reviewer for the AHRC. Proessor Betteridge's most recent research project is 'Exploring the potential of combining performance and digital research in a heritage context' funded by the AHRC.

For tickets please contact Kevin on 01634 221691 or Alison on 01634 220204

Tickets are £8.00 per adult and £4.00 for under 16's includes light refreshments




Silent Auction 

Saturday 8th June 2019 at 16:00 

This original watercolour by local artist Sarah Youseman of Cooling Castle Barn, donated by Claire Hooper could be yours! For bidding slips please contact Kevin on 01634 221691 or Alison on 01634 22020. The winning bid shall be announced at the Strawberry Tea at St James' Church, Cooling on Saturday 8th June 2019 at 16:00hrs.


Suggested Reserve: £150.00

100% of the proceeds go towards the upkeep of St James' Church  



 Strawberry Tea

Saturday 8th June 2019 between 14:30-16:30

Strawberries, Scones and Cream with Tea, Coffee or a Soft Drink from £3.50

Or with a Glass of Pimm's style cocktail for £5.50

Cakes, Books and Raffle Tickets will be on sale

For more details please ring Kevin on 01634 221691 or Alison on 01634 220204





 Annual Christmas Carol Service 2019

Saturday 21st December 2019 at 18:30

The year ends with our traditional Christmas Carol Service followed by Mulled Wine & Mince Pies. Please wrap up warmly because the Church has no heating. This event is free entry.