Despite the pandemic, the Church 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.


Just like everywhere else, St James the Greater is a little different from normal.

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.


Previous Streamed Services can be found here

Previous Virtual Services and Music can be found here


The Quarterly Editions of The Shell continue to be published, just not in hard copy for the foreseeable future, but as usual in glorious technicolour here on the website. The latest edition is available here.

The Spring 2021 edition is now available


In this short film, the Rev'd David Clark looks at the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ through the prism of some of his carvings.

Filmed on location at Launde Abbey, a retreat house in the Diocese of Leicester.

Script and carvings - Rev'd David Clark.
Videography/sound, editing and production - John Davey

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The coming week

Thursday 13th May, 2021

Ascension Day

Friday 14th May, 2021

St Matthias the Apostle

Saturday 15th May, 2021

Sunday 16th May, 2021

6th Sunday after Easter

Monday 17th May, 2021

Tuesday 18th May, 2021

Wednesday 19th May, 2021

Thursday 20th May, 2021

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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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