Welcome to St. James Garlickhythe
We warmly invite you to visit and use this unique 17th century City Church, a sacred place since 1100 AD. Wren rebuilt St James in 1683 to be full of light, since when it has become known as ‘Wren’s Lantern’.
All services follow the Traditional Anglican format conducted according to the Book of Common Prayer. It is renowned for its music and professional choirs.
Its City of London location, close to Mansion House tube station, is well served by public transport. If you live or work nearby, or are visitors or tourists, and wish to share your joy in times of happiness or to unburden your grief in times of adversity; to give thanks to God for blessings received or to ask for guidance on the path of life; we offer Saint James Garlickhythe as a place of meditation and sanctuary.
St James is where the young are baptised, couples are wed and the dear departed are prayed for. If you want to celebrate an important event in your life why not invite your colleagues or neighbours to join you at this beautiful and historic parish church.
We warmly welcome all who feel able to worship with us on Sundays, weekdays and on special occasions. The church is also open on Thursdays from 11am to 3pm when Church Watchers are on the premises.
Our special thanks to Patricia Stoughton, independant journalist, for her wonderful photo portfolio of the bells.