Our Church


Hurst Knoll St James’ Primary School is a Church of England Primary School. The Parish to which it belongs is the Parish of the Good Shepherd, and the school is particularly linked with St. James Church in Ashton. 

Links between the school and St. James’ Church in Ashton are strong. As a church Community, we are proud to be associated with Hurst Knoll St James’ Primary School. We are delighted to be able to have foundation governors on the governing body of the school and we enjoy hosting school services and celebrations in church regularly each year. 

I enjoy my regular visits to the school to lead assemblies and I think that it is wonderful that I can host a variety of different visits to the church by children from the school.  

Revd Roger Farnworth
Team Rector,
The Parish of the Good Shepherd
Ashton-under-Lyne