Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak, all public worship is suspended and the building is closed until further notice.

The Church, however, is still an active worshipping community which has much to offer people of all ages.

More details here.

The Church of St James the Greater, in the Diocese of Leicester, in the East Midlands, can be found just to the south of the centre of the City of Leicester, on the main A6, opposite Victoria Park.

With a design influenced by the great cathedral of Torcello in the Venetian lagoon, it was built between 1899 and 1914, to serve the expanding city of Leicester.

There is a thriving congregation, and the worship is varied, maintaining the best of the Anglican tradition, liturgically and musically, attracting people from all walks of life and from all over the county of Leicestershire and beyond.

The Ministry Team are here to offer support, advice and practical help at all the important times in family life.

Whether you want your baby baptised, a wedding service in church, need support when a death occurs, or just someone to talk to about the christian faith, the clergy are here to assist.

A DIFFERENT SORT OF CHURCH

Due to Covid-19, in accordance with government guidance and the instructions of the Archbishops, all public worship is suspended and the building closed until further notice.

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Our life is going to be less characterised by attendance at church on Sunday, and more characterised by the prayer and service we offer each day. We may not be able to pray with people in the ways that we are used to, but we can certainly pray for people. And we can certainly offer practical care and support.

We are a vibrant and worshipping community and even thought we cannot be together in person, we can remain together in prayer.

Keeping in touch

The regular weekly leaflet is still being produced and can be download from this site as usual.

In addition to this website, we also have a presence on Facebook (see below)

Please check back here regularly for updates and information concerning worship resources.


Virtual Services

7th Sunday of Easter - 24th May 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

God is Gone Up (Finzi)

6th Sunday of Easter - 17th May 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

Hallelujah Chorus (Handel)

Thought for the Day - 14th May 2020

St Matthias the Apostle

Sheila Roberts (Reader Minister)

A Virtual Choral Evensong for Easter 5

Working indvidually from their homes, the choir and alumni, and others have recorded a full Service of Choral Evensong for 10th May 2020 (Easter 5)

HYMN: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem
RESPONSES: Rose
PSALM: 31 (Howells)
CANTICLES: Howells Collegium Regale
ANTHEM: Evening Hymn (Balfour Gardiner)
HYMN: We have a Gospel to Proclaim

Available to watch on our YouTube channel

5th Sunday of Easter - 10th May 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

Now the Green Blade Riseth (Trad arr Saunders)

Thought for the Day - 8th May 2020

VE Day and Julian of Norwich

Dr Angela Jagger (Lay Reader)

4th Sunday of Easter - 3rd May 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

Jesus Christ is Risen (Trad)

3rd Sunday of Easter - 26th April 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

This Joyful Eastertide (Wood)

Low Sunday - 19th April 2020

Anthem and Prayer for the Day

Blessed be the God and Father (Wesley)

A Virtual Choral Evensong for Easter Day

Working indvidually from their homes, the choir and others have recorded a full Service of Choral Evensong for Easter Day

HYMN: Christ Triumphant
RESPONSES: Smith
CANTICLES: Brewer in D
ANTHEM: O Sons and Daughters (Walford Davies)
HYMN: Thine be the Glory

Available to watch on our YouTube channel

Tenebrae

An audio recording from Good Friday 2017

Music includes:
Christus factus est (Bruckner)
Lamentations (Bairstow)
Crown of Thorns (Tchaikovsky)
Crucifixus (Lotti)
Solus ad victimam (Leighton)

Download the archived Order of Service

Music and Readings for Holy Week

An audio recording from Palm Sunday 2019

Music includes:
Hosanna to the Son of David (Weelkes)
And they came to a place (Stainer)
The Crown of Roses (Tchaikovsky)
Drop, drop slow tears (Leighton)

Download the archived Order of Service

BIBLE STUDY

On Thursday 28th May at 10.30am the would like to invite you to virtual house group/bible study. This week we will be discussing Acts 2.1.21.

This will be via Zoom, an online video conferencing programme. To join you'll need a computer, 'phone or tablet with a camera and microphone, a reasonably good internet connection, and to download the zoom software (which is free and you don't need to sign-up). Please email the to receive an invitation to the virtual meeting.

If you need help downloading to your 'phone or computer please call or email , who will try to help.


We are also, like many churches, looking at ways to try and gather together "virtually" during the lockdown.

The Choir are looking at ways of continuing to sing and offer services for all to share.


Other Resources for Home Worship

The Church of England have produced a booklet of Prayers for use during the coronavirus outbreak

Broadcast Media
Daily Service Mon-Fri at 9.45am Radio 4 LW
Choral Evensong Wed at 3.30pm & Sun at 3pm Radio 3
Sunday Worship Sun at 8.10am Radio 4
Morning Worship Sun - check schedule for time BBC1
Songs of Praise Sun - check schedule for time BBC1

Online
The Church of England
Leicester Cathedral
Audio Webcasts from King's College, Cambridge

Our Facebook pages

 

The coming week

Monday 25th May, 2020

Tuesday 26th May, 2020

Wednesday 27th May, 2020

Thursday 28th May, 2020

Friday 29th May, 2020

Saturday 30th May, 2020

Sunday 31st May, 2020

Pentecost (Whit Sunday)

Monday 1st June, 2020

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The Church of St James the Greater is committed to providing a safe and caring environment for all.
We have safeguarding and child protection policies that follow nationally recommended guidelines.

For further information, please contact
our Child Protection Officer, ,
or our Vulnerable Adults Protection Officer, .

If you wish to speak to someone outside of St James the Greater, the Diocesan Safeguarding Team are also available.


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