More than a church, St James’ is at the heart of the city.
Our vision is in creating an open, inclusive and engaging sanctuary for all; regardless of social standing, sexuality, race or religion.
We respect both our heritage and that of the traditional custodians of this land, while shaping our future through excellence in music, education and worship.
Our impact is our legacy. We aspire to establish trust with our community by presenting our message of inclusion, grace and faith.

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On our Patronal Festival weekend Professor Mark Hutchinson will present our St James’ Talk on the early history of St James’ King Street. Mark is writing a new book on the history of the parish, to be published in 2024. In this talk he will share some stories about the early years of SJKS which form the opening chapters of the new book. The talk will be presented in St James’ Hall and streamed live online. Spaces in the Hall are limited according to social distancing guidelines and therefore registration is essential. Register online at or email The talk will run from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on Sunday 26 July. Choral Evensong follows at 4:00pm.