St James’s
Sussex Gardens

The Parish Church
of Paddington

At St James’s, we exist to worship almighty God and to serve the people of this Parish in whatever way we can. We do this with all the joy, hope and love that comes from faith in Jesus Christ. This website will help you learn more about who we are and what we do.

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Worship at St James’s is offered with beauty and nobility, very much in the Catholic Tradition of the Church of England and centred on the Mass (The Eucharist or Holy Communion).

Mass is celebrated each weekday at 6.30pm (a short said service lasting 30 mins) and each Sunday morning at 10.30am (a fuller service lasting 1 hr 15 mins).

On Sundays, the liturgy is enriched and enhanced by our fine professional choir – one of London’s best – and the singing of traditional congregational hymns. There is also an excellent provision for children each week. During the service, a lively and well-resourced Sunday School meets in the comfortable surroundings of the crypt.

Service Times

Monday to Friday
6pm • Evening Prayer
6.30pm • Mass
10.30am • High Mass & Sunday School – Weekly
6pm • Choral Evensong – First Sunday of the month
‘Meditatio’ Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with meditative chant, prayer & silence – Monthly, as advertised

Solemnities, Feast Days & other special services as advertised

Our Mission Action Plan

St James’s exists to worship Almighty God, and to let the


shape our welcome, service and sharing of the faith in ever more imaginative, generous and loving ways

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Marriages & Baptisms

Couples have been making their solemn vows of love, and people of all ages have been baptized at St James’s since the 1840s.


This is a video message from the Vicar of St James’s – Fr. Paul Thomas. Fr Paul, is always delighted to hear from anyone interested in St James’s.

The best way to make contact is by coming to a Sunday Service and introducing yourselves, alternatively, you can email…

Learn more about Sunday School
Our Mission Action Plan
The Music of St James

Next Concerts

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A Progress Through Five Rakes

November 19 at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Ida Pelliccioli

November 20 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


November 22 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Michael Sellers

November 27 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


November 29 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Find Us

St James’s Church
Sussex Gardens, Paddington,
London, W2 3UD

020 7262 9976

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