St James the Greater is a vibrant place, a worshipping community which has much to offer people of all ages
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 Vicar and the Ministry Team are here to offer support, advice and practical help at all the important times in family life.
FORTHCOMING CONCERTS AT ST JAMES THE GREATER
A SPIRITUAL HOME FOR THE ARTS
The Gesualdo Six Saturday 3rd September, 2016
City of Leicester Singers Saturday 12th November, 2016
St James Cantata Choir Saturday 26th November, 2016
Ex Cathedra Tuesday 6th December, 2016
For more details, please see our Concert Booking page
BBC Songs of Praise
In October, BBC Songs of Praise will be coming to St James the Greater for two recordings of well-loved traditional hymns and gospel hymns and songs.
We would like to invite you to be with us for either or both recordings at one of Leicester's most beautiful churches. The recordings and rehearsal dates are as follows:
Gospel Rehearsal: Thursday 27th October, 7.15pm - 9.15pm
Traditional Rehearsal: Friday 28th October, 7.15pm - 9.15pm
Traditional Recording: Saturday 29th October, 2.30pm - 5.30pm
Gospel Recording: Sunday 30th October, 2.30pm - 5.30pm
If you are a competant singer and would like to take part in either of these recordings, please note that Admission will be by free ticket issued by the BBC. Application forms for the Saturday and Sunday recordings may be obtained from here, completed and returned directly to the BBC by email or post before the 4th October.
More information may be found on the Songs of Praise website.
The Church Administrator, would also be happy to hear from those who don't wish to sing but are prepared to help on the day.
The Church of St James the Greater, Leicester
A spiritual home for the arts
The coming week
Tuesday 30th August, 2016
Wednesday 31st August, 2016
Thursday 1st September, 2016
Friday 2nd September, 2016
Saturday 3rd September, 2016Concert: The Gesualdo Six
Sunday 4th September, 2016
16th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 15)
Monday 5th September, 2016
Tuesday 6th September, 2016