Happiness is the Holy Grail of contemporary culture.

A quick search on Google gives you 340 million hits for happiness. There are over 56,000 books titles in print exploring the theme.

The Happiness Lab is a six week experiment that enables delegates to explore what psychologists, doctors and faith leaders say will make people happier.

​Based on a series of fly-on-the-wall documentaries delegates follow twelve people as they explore the following disciplines. 

Episode 1: Focussing on gratitude and savouring

Episode 2: Practising acts of kindness

Episode 3: Learning to forgive

Episode 4: Investing in friends and family

Episode 5: Looking after your body and soul

Episode 6: Developing coping strategies

Resolve to make a positive change in your life!

​Resolve is a four-week course designed to help you make life-long positive changes. Each week, delegates explore what the experts have to say, talk to other delegates about what they think and engage in a variety of practical exercises to help them accomplish their goals.

The four videos feature a number of experts from various professions, including doctors, psychologists, professors and religious leaders. They also include advice on how to make sustainable resolutions and short vignettes to stimulate conversation.

Session 1—Looking after your body

Session 2—Strengthening your mind

Session 3—Inspiring your soul

Session 4—Deepening your relationships

The Happiness Lab


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Welcome to St James' Church, Bream.

Whether you are regular member of our congregation, thinking of becoming one, or just looking for a church to visit whilst on holiday in the Forest of Dean - you are very welcome.

On this website you can find all kinds of useful information, from listening to our recent sermons, through to what we're up to in the community, notices and how to find us.

​Please feel free to get in touch for any further information.

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. 

Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.

Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone's welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common:


a talk

and good conversation.​

Check out the Alpha website


10.30 AM

Sunday Morning Family Service

6.00 PM 

Sunday@6 Service