Sundays at St James
You can be sure of a warm welcome and we're always glad to see new people.
What kinds of people come to St James? Old people and young people. Black people and white people. Middle class and working class people. In fact, every kind of person. We aim to be a friendly welcoming church, open to people of all ages and backgrounds. Whatever stage you are in your own spiritual journey we hope you will feel at home at St James.
What can I expect? A relaxed informal service with a mix of traditional hymns and modern songs, and a down-to-earth message from the Bible that connects with everyday life.
When does the service start? 11am.
What is the dress code? Most people dress casually but there are no hard and fast rules.
How will I know what to do? Our services are simple and straightforward with no standing on ceremony. The service leaders give clear directions so everyone knows what to do.
What about the kids? Children are very welcome. We have a Sunday group for 4-11 year olds that takes place during the service. Once a month we have a child-friendly family service instead. There is also a creche room for children under 4 (from which parents can see and hear the service).
What about disabled access? There are ramps to enter the building and there is a toilet for people with disabilities; there is also a hearing loop system for use during the services. There is a disabled parking bay in Thurland Rd (opposite the church) but during service times cars may be parked in the churchyard itself.
What kind of church?
We are an Anglican church which means we are part of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion.
We are an evangelical church which means that we take God’s Word, the Bible, as our supreme authority in all that we do and believe and that we place a top priority on proclaiming the Good News about Jesus.
We are a parish church which means we have a special responsibility and care for the people who live within our parish boundaries, as well as being involved in God’s work in the rest of Bermondsey, the Diocese, and, indeed, the world.
To visit our sister Church St Anne's in Thorburn Square, click below.