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 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.


The Shell, our parish magazine is available in printed form, from the back of the church, as well as in electronic form as a PDF here on the website.


Previous Streamed Services can be found here

Videos of concerts, services and music can be found here



Ex Cathedra Saturday 2nd December, 2023

Leicester Bach Choir Saturday 9th December, 2023

Caring at Christmas Sunday 10th December, 2023

The Ratby Co-operative Band Wednesday 13th December, 2023

Leicester Philharmonic Choir Thursday 14th December, 2023

City of Leicester Singers Saturday 16th December, 2023

BabyGigs Childrens' Concert Sunday 17th December, 2023

For more details, please see our Concert Booking page

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The coming week

Friday 1st December, 2023

Saturday 2nd December, 2023

Concert: Ex Cathedra

Sunday 3rd December, 2023

The First Sunday of Advent

Monday 4th December, 2023

Tuesday 5th December, 2023

Wednesday 6th December, 2023

Thursday 7th December, 2023

Friday 8th December, 2023

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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 protection policies that follow nationally recommended guidelines.

For further information, please contact our , .

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

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