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.


Shaped By God Together is a diocesan led initiative that began last September with a call to pray from Bishops Martyn and Guli. It is a process of prayerfully working out, how everyone across the diocese can best use our ministry, buildings and finances to live out our Everyday Faith in a rapidly changing world.

As part of these discussions, we are being asked to come together as a church to have a conversation about three possible models of ministry for the future in our diocese, and to feedback our reflections into the larger diocesan conversation.

We will be holding our meeting after our morning service next Sunday morning, 13th June. If you're unable to be in church next Sunday, there will also be online meeting later that same week, More details in next week's bulletin.

Further information, including details of the proposed models of ministry, can be found by visiting the Diocese's website and also in the Shaped By God Together leaflet, available here.


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 29th July, 2021

Friday 30th July, 2021

Saturday 31st July, 2021

Sunday 1st August, 2021

10th Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity 9)

Monday 2nd August, 2021

Tuesday 3rd August, 2021

Wednesday 4th August, 2021

Thursday 5th August, 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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