A Sunday service

Sunday Services

• Holy Communion at 8am: a short, said communion service.
• Parish Communion at 9.30am: a sung eucharist or occasionally an 
• All-age Service at 9.30am or 11am: a family friendly service (if the latter, there is no Together Service).
• Together at 11.15am: a short family-orientated informal service with songs, crafts, prayers and refreshments.

In between the 9.30am and 11.15am services refreshments are served in the church hall for everybody.

• Throughout the Church Year the Sunday Parish Communion celebrates Festivals and Special Days. Ocasionally these Special Days are held on the appropriate weekdays.


• Music plays an important part in the services on Sundays, at festivals and special days during the year and sometimes at weddings and funerals.
• The Organist/Choir Director plays our fine three-manual Bishop Organ and directs our Choir. We have a boudoir grand piano, a clavinova and a variety of percussion instruments for the children.

Other Services

• During the week, morning office is said daily at 9am (Monday, Wednesday, Tuesday, Friday) and Communion is celebrated on Thursdays at 9.30am.

• From time to time there are also additional services, including special Evensongs. Churches Together Around Hampton put on a Songs of Praise service in St James's, when congregation members chose their favourite hymns to sing. Another example is the Pet Service, giving thanks to God for all the animals around us. Here pets of all kinds are brought into church for a blessing and the service includes songs, stories and prayers followed by both pets and owners enjoying some refreshments. 

Preparing for Services

• Supporting the Services - if there is one thing that a church building is for, it is worship and as worship is so important, preparing for a service in church takes time and work, with nothing left to chance.
• This preparation involves ServersWelcomersBellringersFlower ArrangersCleaners, people who prepare and serve the Parish Breakfast after the service and so the list goes on.

Find out more

Colours of the Christian Year 
Service Garments 
Church Textiles 
Church Plate 
The History of St James's Services 


The Office on 020 8941 6003

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Together Service

Parish Communion

All Age Service