Keeping in touch by becoming a friend

Join The Friends

For over one hundred years many people have worshipped at the Church of St James the Greater. It is a Church which is talked about because of its situation on the A6 and is noticed by countless people who drive or walk past every day. It is affectionately known as "the pulpit on the A6". Many have been inspired by the beauty of its architecture, by the dignity of its Services, and by the uplifting music. Lasting friendships have been formed and developed within the congregation and many people have fond memories of family occasions and special services which have taken place during the course of their lives. Many of those who attend the Church have been introduced to the Christian Faith, and this Faith has been nurtured over the years resulting in the commitment and affection of its congregation throughout the Church's history. For many years the Church, with its superb acoustics, has become a regular venue for concerts and, in more recent times, a "Spiritual Home for the Arts". It is increasingly involved in interfaith initiatives and has seen an energetic commitment towards the incorporation of the Church and its resources in activities for the more vulnerable members of society.

The Charity and its objectives

The Friends has been established as an independent charity to support the work and ministry of the Church of St James the Greater, Leicester. It will be a means of binding together in friendship and prayer those who wish to play a part in the life, worship, and mission of the Church. It will provide financial support to enhance the fabric of the building and contribute to its maintenance and preservation.


Membership of The Friends is open to regular worshippers and supporters of St James the Greater as well as those who come to the church for special Services including family occasions, together with those who have moved away from Leicester and who wish to keep in touch.

Membership of The Friends will entitle you to the following

  • A copy of the Quarterly Magazine posted to you.
  • A copy of the Friends Annual Accounts.
  • An Invitation to The Friends Annual Service which will usually be the Patronal Festival.
  • An invitation to attend Social and Fundraising events.
  • Discount of 10% on any Church sponsored concerts.


If you wish to give a donation or leave a bequest to The Friends, please contact the Secretary who has the correct wording to be included in your Will.

The Trustees

The Founder Trustees of The Friends of St James the Greater Church, Leicester are:

  • [ VACANT ] (Chairman)
  • His Honour David Brunning
  • Dr Margaret Damant
  • Mr Michael Molloy
  • Mr Keith Vaughan (Secretary/Treasurer)

If you would like to join The Friends, please download the Friends of St James Leaflet or contact the Church Administrator, .

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