Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Welcome to St. James Garlickhythe

We are a church in the heart of The City of London, 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 worshipping with us, arranging a baptism or marriage, please come along to a service or get in touch.

St James is committed to the safety of young people and vulnerable adults. You can view our Safeguarding policy here.

Church opening time and services

All the liturgies at St James are from the Book of Common Prayer.  The Eucharist at St Michael's on Monday is celebrated according to Common Worship.

Morning Prayer is at 8.30am

Evening Prayer is at 5.15pm

Both these services use the Sarum plainsong chants and office hymns from the St Stephen's House Office Book

The Litany is sung or said after Morning Prayer on Wednesday's

Holy Eucharist: see below for this week's services

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 whenever the church is open, or by contacting Fr Tim


The Week after Quinquagesima


Monday, February 24thFeria

1215 Eucharist at St Michael Paternoster Royal


Tuesday, February 25thFeria

1215 Eucharist at St James


Wednesday, February 26th – Ash Wednesday

1030 Eucharist with Ashing at St James

NB NO evening Mass at SMPR


Thursday, February 27th – Thursday after Ash Wednesday

1215 Eucharist at St James


Friday, February 28th – Friday after Ash Wednesday

No services in church


Saturday, February 29th – Saturday after Ash Wednesday

No Services in church


Sunday, March 1st – The First Sunday in Lent

1030 Sung Eucharist


5pm Sung Evensong


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