Music in church

A concert in the church

At St James's we believe music to be a gift of God and so all music which takes place in our church is offered to God in worship and thanksgiving. The ministry of music is an extremely important part of our parish’s life and witness. In this, as in many regards, the church is a major focus in the local community. The layout of the church, its fine acoustics and the facilities of the adjacent church hall all make St James's an excellent venue for musical events. To enhance these concerts and musical events new special and coloured lights with lighting effects have been added to the church and the audio system is upgraded whenever necessary.

St James's hosts concerts by local groups, local schools, community organisations and other music-makers, as well as by visiting musicians. These recitals and concerts can help to raise funds for charitable and church purposes. The church has also become a rehearsal venue and is the regular home for the local Rock Choir which both rehearses and performs at St James’s.

Music takes an important part at Parish Communion and All Age Services on Sundays, at festivals and special days during the year and at weddings and funerals. Choral Evensongs take place every now and then.

Find out more

See the main music section


The office on 020 8941 6003


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