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Welcome to St James’s

Welcome to St James’s Piccadilly. Rooted in God’s earth, we envision a just society and a creative, open-hearted church. We are building a home where everyone can belong, and you are welcome here.

The church aspires to be a home where everyone can belong. It’s known locally and globally for its unique history and beauty, as well as faith in action, creativity and the arts, and commitment to social justice.

Finding community isn’t always easy in a huge city, and countless people have found a warm welcome at St James’s across the years. This is a place for everyone who’s wondering about life’s big questions and striving for a better world.

St James’s, church 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. Our main service is a Eucharist at 11am on Sundays with plenty of music. Once a month we have a children’s service of Godly Play. There are lots of ways to get involved in church events and activities. You are also very welcome to be here, whatever you’re seeking, just as you are.

Every newcomer is invited to special events to get to know the community and each other. If you’d like to get in touch, please contact Revd Dr Ayla Lepine, the Associate Rector and sign up to recieve our weekly newsletter.

Life’s big events

Life presents us all with Big Events—some the cause for celebration, some for mourning, some for reflection and deepening of faith.

Exploring faith

Living life as a Christian is a spiritual adventure rooted in love, forgiveness, and a commitment to peace and reconciliation. It is not always easy or straightforward.


St James’s is committed to living out its values, imagining a better world together, and working to bring that hopeful future into being.


Here are recordings of some sermons and you can find many more on our YouTube channel in the Sermons playlist.


To keep St James’s open, active and creative means that we need around £1.3m a year. This works out at about £3,500 per day.