West Porch

West porch West porch


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The west porch gives a view from the road through the whole length of the church right down to the altar. The sanctuary with the altar are lit up at certain times of the day and night. Looking into the church in this way shows our openness to the world and our desire to share God’s love.

The use of glass for the roof and doors of the west porch create a light and welcoming space. 

The porch gives a place for the administrative work of the parish to be done as the Parish Office is housed here. There is a parish administrator who currently works three mornings and two afternoons a week. This therefore allows the church to be staffed and open much more of the time, so that people can come in to pray, sit quietly, or find out things about the church and its activities. 

Opposite the office are two toilets, one fully accessible and with baby-changing facilities.

Find out more

Parish Office
The History of St James's Church Buildings

Read how the west porch was built on the page The West Porch Through the Years 


Office Roof Toilets