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.

& Baptisms

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

Concerts &
Church Hire

St James's Church is proud to host a varied and exciting calendar of community & charity events and concerts. Hire the Church for the perfect venue to host your event.

See our calendar of events >

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.
Learn more about Sunday School > The Music of St James's >
Listen to
St James’s Choir

Find Us

St James's Church

Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London, W2 3UD

020 7262 9976

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Service Times
Monday to Friday

6pm • Evening Prayer - 6.30pm • Mass

10.30am • Sung Mass & Sunday School - Weekly
6pm • Choral Evensong - First Sunday of the month

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Sunday 13th December
Third Sunday of Advent
10.30am High Mass & Nativity Play

Sunday 20th December
Fourth Sunday of Advent
10.30am High Mass & Confirmation with Sunday School
6pm Candlelit Festival of Lessons and Carol for Christmas

Thursday 24th December
Christmas Eve
4pm Crib Service for Children & Families
11.30pm Procession, Blessing of the Crib & Midnight Mass

Friday 25th December
Christmas Day
10.30am Procession and High Mass

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