The Parish Church of Paddington
St James's Sussex Gardens
Welcome to 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.
Couples have been making their solemn vows of love, and people of all ages have been baptized at St James's since the 1840s.
Holy Week &
at St James's
HOLY WEEK AT ST JAMES’S >
Palm Sunday 9th April
10.30am Liturgy of the Palms
& High Mass
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday of Holy Week
10th, 11th & 12th April
8.30pm Address & Compline
Maundy Thursday 13th April
7.30pm Mass of the Last Supper & Watch until Midnight
Good Friday 14th April
10am Children's Stations of the Cross (followed by Hot Cross Buns)
1.30pm The Liturgy of the Passion
Holy Saturday 15th April
9pm Lighting of the Easter Fire, Vigil & First Mass of Easter
Easter Sunday 16th April
10.30am Procession & High Mass (followed by Easter Egg Hunt)
6pm Festal Evensong
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, alternativly, you can email...
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.
St James's Church
Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London, W2 3UD
020 7262 9976
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Monday to Friday
6pm • Evening Prayer - 6.30pm • Mass
10.30am • Sung Mass & Sunday School - Weekly
6pm • Choral Evensong - First Sunday of the month