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.

Marriages & 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.

Events & 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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31st March Cello Recital
2nd April Piano Recital
9th April Piano Recital
10th April Piano Recital
14th April Guitar Recital
16th April Piano Trio

See our full list of events >

Palm Sunday 29th March
10.30am Liturgy of the Palms, Procession & High Mass

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday of Holy Week 30th, 31st March & 1st April
6.30pm Mass
7.15pm Supper
8.30pm Address
8.40pm Compline

Maundy Thursday 2nd April
7.30pm Mass of the Last Supper & watch until Midnight

Good Friday
3rd April
10.00am Children's Stations of the Cross
(followed by Hot Cross Buns)
1.30pm The Liturgy of the Passion

Easter Eve 4th April
9.00pm Lighting of the Easter Fire, Vigil & First Mass of Easter

Easter Day 5th April
10.30am Procession & HIgh Mass
6.00pm Festal Evensong

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