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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FREE Lunchtime


5th February Piano Recital
10th February Accordian Recital
12th February Piano Recital
19th February Piano Recital
20th February Violin Recital
26th February Piano Recital
3rd March Piano Recital
5th March The Larghetto Quartet
12th March Piano Recital
19th March Voice Recital
(soprano & mezzo soprano)
20th March Piano Recital
24th March Cello Recital
26th March Voice (soprano) & Piano
2nd April Piano Recital
9th April Piano Recital

See our full list of events >