Welcome to
St James’s
Piccadilly
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St James’s is a welcoming and inclusive Church of England church in the heart of London. It strives to be a place of imagination, courage and hope, together with all faiths and none. It is a place where everyone can reflect, belong, create, and debate. Join us for daily services and a varied a cultural programme.

Imagine the world to be different

Under the theme ‘Imagine the World to be Different’, our garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show encourages visitors to cherish the earth and one another. It recognises the importance of gardens as welcoming spaces for healing and contemplation and pays homage to the revitalising qualities of urban green spaces.

What’s On

We offer daily services and a creative programme of talks, events and concerts. We seek to be a welcoming space for people to reflect, create and debate.

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St James’s create a weekly congregational email newsletter and a monthly What’s on about our Music, Arts & Ideas.

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Thought for the week

Each week, a member of the congregation, community or clergy writes on a contemporary topic that resonates with the mission and values of St James’s.

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Birdsong and Hope: Finding Community in St James’s Garden

Lucy Winkett reflects on the power of birdsong to bring hope, even in the middle of a city.

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What we do

St James’s hosts inclusive services and a creative programme.
We seek to be a welcoming space for people to reflect, create and debate.

Spiritual Life

St James’s is a place to explore, reflect, pray, and support all who are in need. We are a Church of England parish in the Anglican Communion. This is a place for everyone who’s wondering about life’s big questions and striving for a better world.

Earth & social justice

We try to put our faith into action by educating ourselves and speaking out on issues of injustice, especially concerning refugees, asylum, earth and racial justice, and LGBTQ+ issues.

Creative programme

We host a year-round creative programme encompassing music, visual art and spoken word, drawing on St James’s rich cultural history including artists, writers and musicians Mary Beale, Mary Delany, William Blake, Ottobah Cugoano and Leopold Stokowski.

St James’s is not just a building, it’s an idea and an invitation. The idea is that creativity is in itself a language of the human spirit.