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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.

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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Rooted in Gods Earth: Trees in Scripture

Mondays, 6.30-7.30pm, 24 June – 9 December.

A new drop-in Bible study series on Zoom, focusing on trees in the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.


Corinthian Chamber Orchestra- Summer nights  

Friday 21 June 7.30pm

To close our season, we travel to Spain with Rodrigo’s evocative Concierto de Aranjuez, paired with Schubert’s “Great” Symphony, taking off with Sutton’s energetic A Fist Full of Fives


Astatine Trio

Saturday 22 June 1.10pm

Formed at the Royal College of Music in 2021, the Astatine Trio were first prize winners of the 2022 Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition.


Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight – Simon Watterton 

Saturday 22 June 6pm

Enjoy a spectacular recital by renowned concert pianist Simon Watterton including a popular selection of outstanding classical and romantic works.


Pride, Rage and Prophecy

Saturday 22 June 6pm on Zoom

Trans-Atlantic Reflections of a black queer Priest in conversation with Revd Ayla Lepine and Father Jarel Robinson-Brown. 


Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight 

Saturday 22 June 8pm

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi’s timeless classic, The Four Seasons, along with Vaughan Williams’ masterpiece, The Lark Ascending, in the beautiful setting of St James Church Piccadilly.


Sunday Eucharist

Sundays at 11am

Our main weekly gathering, with music and a warm welcome.


Godly Play

Sunday 23 June 11am

Godly Play is a Christian movement centred on childhood spirituality. Stories and play for children of all ages create opportunities for personal responses to God.


Pride Month at St James’s

Throughout the month we’ll be celebrating Pride with a selection of events, everyone is welcome.

We are so glad that our regular congregation at St James’s is as diverse as humanity itself: we are straight, gay, non-binary, partnered, single, trans, queer, and for decades this church has been clear that whatever your identity, you have a place here and are warmly welcome.

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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Capacity for Creativity

Max reflects on the need to recognise and elevate the creative potential of our International Community as foundational in advocating for change.

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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.