‘I have been a constant frequenter of the services of the Church of England for above these last four years past, and till Sunday was never discovered, to so great a degree, the excellency of the Common Prayer’.
Schedule of Services
1030am Sung Eucharist
Monday to Thursday:
9am Morning Prayer
5pm Evening Prayer
St James isn’t a monument: it’s a worshipping community of disciples of Jesus Christ, seeking to witness to God’s love for all people.
St James is proud of the fact that, other than at times when the church has had to be closed or the Prayer Book suppressed, it is the Book of Common Prayer liturgy that has been faithfully celebrated at St James, Sunday by Sunday, year by year.
Our central act of worship is our parish Eucharist at 1030 on Sundays using the 1662 Prayer Book (with very minor additions and alterations) and Kalendar.
From Monday to Thursday, BCP Morning and Evening Prayer is sung, and a lunchtime Eucharist celebrated using other forms of Eucharistic worship drawn from the Prayer Book tradition.
Our worship is marked by the beauty and noble simplicity of the western tradition, and our choirs dignify our liturgy with the very finest music from the English choral tradition.
There is a sermon every Sunday and a short homily on weekdays.