Saturday, September 21, 2019

Welcome to St. James Garlickhythe

We are a church in the heart of The City of London, disciples of Jesus Christ, offering worship to God, and serving the people who live and work here. This website gives details of who we are and what we do, and tells the story of our beautiful 17th century church, known as Wren's Lantern, which stands on a site where Christian worship has been offered since Saxon times.

Please come and join us!

If you work or live in the parish, and are interested in worshipping with us, arranging a baptism or marriage, please come along to a service or get in touch.

St James is committed to the safety of young people and vulnerable adults. You can view our Safeguarding policy here.

Church opening time and services

All the liturgies at St James are drawn from the Book of Common Prayer.  The Eucharist at St Michael's is celebrated according to Common Worship.

Morning Prayer is at 7.30am

Evening Prayer is at 5.15pm

Both these services use the Sarum plainsong chants and office hymns from the St Stephen's House Office Book

The Litany is sung or said after Morning Prayer on Wednesday's

Holy Eucharist: see below for this week's services

The Angelus is recited, and the bell rung, three times a day as a reminder of the Incarnation of Our Lord Jesus Christ: at 9am, 12 noon, and 6pm

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available whenever the church is open, or by contacting Fr Tim



This Week – The 13th week after Trinity


Monday, 16th – St Ninian, Bishop of Galloway, Apostle to the Picts, c432

Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, Tractarian

Eucharist 1215 at St Michael Paternoster Royal


Tuesday, 17th – St Hildegard of Bingen, Abbess, Teacher of the Faith 1179

Eucharist 1215 at St James Garlickhythe


Wednesday, 18thFeria (Ember Day)

Eucharist 6pm at St Michael Paternoster Royal


Thursday, 19thSt Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690

Eucharist 1215 at St James Garlickhythe


Friday, 20th – The Martyrs of Korea and Polynesia (Ember Day)

No Services in church


Saturday, 21st (Ember Day)

No Services in church


Sunday, 22nd  – St Matthew

1030 Sung Eucharist

Latest News

Tue, 10/09/2019 - 13:40
This Sunday we are keeping the Feast of the Holy Cross at St James.  Our bishop Jonathan will be the celebrant and...
Wed, 07/08/2019 - 14:53
Fr Tim is away from 11th-27th August.  St James will re-open for our Sung Eucharist at 1030 on September 1st
Sun, 09/06/2019 - 13:17
On Sunday, July 21st we will celebrate our Patronal Festival.  As usual, we will mark the occasion with a Sung...