Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Welcome to St. James Garlickhythe

We are a church in the heart of The City, disciples of Jesus Christ, offering worship to God, and serving the people who live and work here. This website gives details of who we are and what we do, and tells the story of our beautiful 17th century church, known as Wren's Lantern, which stands on a site where Christian worship has been offered since Saxon times.

Please come and join us!

If you work or live in the parish, and are interested in joining us, having a child baptised, or getting married, come along to a service or get in touch.

Church opening time and services

Monday to Thursday the church is normally open 8am-9am, 12pm-1pm and 5pm-6pm

Holy Eucharist: Monday to Thursday at 12:15pm

During the Advent Carol Service season, there is NO Morning Prayer in church, and Evening Prayer is at 3.30pm

The Angelus is recited, and the bell rung, three times a day as a reminder of the Incarnation of Our Lord Jesus Christ: at 9am, 12 noon, and 6pm

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available by appointment with Fr Tim, or every Wednesday after Holy Hour


Third week of Advent  


Monday, 17th - Mass of Advent 3 (‘O’ Antiphons begin – O Sapientia) 

Eucharist 1215 at St Michael Paternoster Royal 

Gen 49.2, 8–10; Ps 72.1–5, 18–19; Mt 1.1–17 


Tuesday, 18th – Feria – O Adonai 

Eucharist 1215 at St James Garlickhythe  

Jer 23.5–8, Ps 72.1–2, 12–13, 18–end; Mt 1.18–24 


Wednesday, 19th – Feria – O Rex Jesse 

Rorate Caeli Mass by candlelight at 7am at St Michael 

Judg 13.2–7, 24–end; Ps 71.3–8; Lk 1.5–25 


Thursday, 20th – Feria – O Clavis David 

Eucharist 1215 at St James Garlickhythe 

Is 7.10–14; Ps 24.1–6; Lk 1.26–38 


Friday, 21st – Feria – O Oriens 

Rorate Caeli Mass by candlelight at 6pm at St James 

Zeph 3.14–18; Ps 33.1–4, 11–12, 20–end; Lk 1.39–45 


Saturday, December 22nd 15th – Feria – O Rex Gentium 

No Services in church 

1 Sam 1.24–end; Ps 113; Lk 1.46–56 


Sunday, December 23rd – Advent 4 – O Emmanuel 

1030 Sung Eucharist 

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