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.
Alison Beck shares her personal journey of experiencing partial deafness, emphasizing the importance of recognizing hidden disabilities and advocating for inclusivity in churches.
‘Pearl of Pomegranate’: An Interview on Art and Faith with Anusheh Zia for Interfaith Week.
Lucy Winkett introduces the Changemakers Programme, an initiative aimed at nurturing young leaders from diverse sectors to drive positive social change, rooted in the church’s values, while highlighting the programme’s core objectives and its launch event featuring prominent speakers.
Revd Dr Ayla Lepine discusses Disability History Month, their recent ADHD diagnosis, and the importance of welcoming and embracing neurodiversity and disabilities within the St James’s community and society as a whole.
Lucy Winkett reflects on how Christians can respond in times of despair and grief.
Cornell Jackson reflects on the significance of Black History Month for African Americans, delving into his family’s history, the legacy of slavery, the Great Migration.
To mark Prisons Week, Ayla, St James’s Associate Rector, interviews two colleagues at the coffee shop in the courtyard, Redemption Roasters, who share their stories.
For Black History Month, Ekow Eshun, curator of Cugoano250, explores the life and legacy of Quobna Ottobah Cugoano, an abolitionist and former enslaved individual in the 18th century, shedding light on his
complex experiences as a Black person in London and how he used his writings to advocate for the abolition of slavery.
Deborah Colvin discusses the Season of Creation, focusing on themes of justice, ecological activism, and the legacy of Quobna Ottobah Cugoano in the context of the church’s role in addressing issues of power, corruption, and environmental crisis.
Penelope Turton asks what Christians in rich countries should be doing about the climate crisis.
Diane Pacitti explores the historical revolutionary ideas of Gerrard Winstanley and the contemporary relevance of indigenous voices in addressing environmental crises.
Beatrice Hillman reflects on her time in Thailand, China and Indonesia.
Joanna Kelly, congregation member and volunteer, shares her experience of attending Greenbelt, an arts, faith and justice festival with a long and rich history.
Sermon preached at St James’s Piccadilly 20 August 2023 at the dedication of the commemorative plaque to Quobna Ottobah Cugoano, by the Rt Revd Dr Rosemarie Mallett.
The Revd Natasha Beckles reflects on the meaning of Quobna Ottobah Cugoano’s baptism in St James’s for our church today.
Ben Bloom shares his experience of discerning his vocation to ordained ministry.