St James the Great

St James the Great, dating from the 15th century, sits in the historic village of Ince which is listed in the Domesday Book.

About this church

It is suggested that a Norman church or chapel existed on the site around 1086, but sadly nothing remains of this building.

The church has several unusual features, the floor is on one level between nave and the chancel, also has an inclined aisle. We also boast some lovely stained glass windows, two of which are by Kemp, depicting Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and a smaller window by Trena M Cox of Chester, depicting St Francis and St Werburgh.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

Hoole URC

The origins of the church go back to 1887 when a preaching station was set up in a house in Faulkner Street, in 1908 a small site was bought in Walker Street and a 'tin tabernacle' was erected as a Congregational Church.


St Mary

Designed by Austin and Paley construction began back in 1908 and was completed by 1910.

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