St James’ Church is an Inclusive parish of the Church of England, promoting the rights and flourishing of all people regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexuality or ability. Our community has a strong reputation for supporting equal rights and a deep commitment to a warm welcome to all people of good will who wish to join us in the worship of God.
Our style of worship is traditional and within the Catholic tradition of the Church of England and a strong appreciation of music and liturgy. We welcome children to our worship and have a term time Sunday school which we are developing. Children who attend St James get to use Hullabaloo for a short while after Sunday Mass whilst their parents are enjoying a coffee in our Café – always popular with both groups!
We have strong links to our local CofE school – St Mary’s Primary School, Quex Road. St Mary’s is an excellent school with a strong local reputation and excellent teaching and learning standards. The School’s ethos is Christian and our Vicar, Fr Andrew, is Chair of Governors and regularly leads worship. The school has a full time nursery for children in the year before the start mainstream education. St Mary’s School is very popular and heavily oversubscribed. As a Church school preference is given to baptised children of practising members of the Christian Church and attendance at St James fulfils this requirement. If you would like to know more about St Mary’s School then do visit their website or speak to Fr Andrew.
We also work in partnership with St Mary with All Souls, Kilburn – our sister Church. St Mary’s is just down the road from us on Priory Road and has a large congregation and a very busy Sunday School and Youth programme. Fr Andrew is also Vicar at St Mary’s and lives on site at St Mary’s. Their main act of worship is at 10am.
Our main Sunday service is at 11.00am and a small group of us meets for prayer every morning during the week at 8.30am (Mon-Friday). Please see our parish website for other weekday services and events. You will be made very welcome.