Our services

‘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

Monday - Thursday
 8.30am Morning Prayer
 5.15pm Evening Prayer
Please check in advance that the service will occur as scheduled

 8.30am Morning Prayer
 10.30am Sung Eucharist

Close up of a page of the Book of Common Prayer, St James' liturgy tradition

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.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation of a Penitent is by appointment with Fr Tim, or when the church is open.

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Priest Fr Tim kneeling in prayer
A view of St James Garlickhythe's chancel from below looking up at candles, cross and window