Heritage Visits to St James

The church buildings is open to visitors on Weekday mornings from 10am to 1pm, on Saturdays 11am-1pm; and on Sundays from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

To find out more about the history of St James click here  

Please also visit the St James page on the Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Open Churches site here

We are grateful for support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and from the Heritage of London Trust for their contribution to the repair and maintenance of our landmark heritage building

Heritage Downloads

Click on any of our Heritage Leaflets to download your own copy

School Visits to St James

We welcome school visits to St James Church. To arrange a visit please contact our church office by email or phone: 020 3643 2327

Two main types of visits have proved popular with schools locally

1. An Introduction to what we do in church: baptism and Holy Communion is explained and acted out; the children have the chance to handle the Church's Communion Silver; and to learn about other aspects of the church building: including the Organ, the Ascension painting on the East Wall andthe lectern and Bibles.

2. Hidden Corners of St James: The children have the opportunity to visit areas of the church not accessible to the public including the Organ Loft, the Main Gallery, the Pauper's Gallery and the crypt.

Alternatively, aspects of these two programmes can be combined.

The Church Staff are happy to engage with these visits and field questions by the children.

Further ideas for schools visits can be downloaded from the downloads section of this page.


Download Mary Ripper's book about the life of a Bermondsey girl here