St James’ is rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition although many of our members come from other traditions.


We aim to make our worship vibrant and relevant. We are first and foremost a parish Church serving the local community, although we have a growing number of church members who are not resident in the parish.

Lay people are increasingly involved in devising and leading worship. This includes occasional services using materials from Taizé, Iona and other sources, including resources from the Alternative Worship network.

Music and prayer: The music at St James’ is diverse, reflecting the variety of musical taste within the congregation. The best traditional hymns are joined by modern worship songs, shorter Iona and Taizé songs and chants, as well as songs from other parts of the world.


The Singers

For the first time in many years, the singers have resumed weekly rehearsals. With harmony singing of at least one new piece each week, it is a privilege to contribute to the worship at St James' in a friendly, collaborative group. If you enjoy singing in harmony and would like to join singers at St James', please get in touch through the parish office: new members are always welcome.

Booking system for 10:00am Sunday services at St James'.

We have a booking system for the 10:00 am services. This replaces the rota system we were previously using. If you would like to book a place and are not displaying symptoms of COVID, please ring the office on 01392 420407 or email


Wrap up well since we cannot have the heating on during services. It will be cold, so wrap up and stay warm.

Morning Prayer

Morning prayer will still take place via Zoom and you are welcome to join us:

Invitation to join Morning Prayer on Zoom (Mon - Fri) - please join a few minutes before the start time of 8:30am.

Topic: Weekday Morning Prayer starting @ 8.30am

Time: First meeting Monday Nov 9, 2020 08:25 AM London

Join Zoom Meeting

 Meeting ID: 898 1135 3939

Passcode: 141022

For our video announcement on Facebook click here.

Weddings and funerals in church are now allowed, with restrictions in place. To enquire about these please contact our parish office by e-mail ( or by phone on 01392 420407.

The Venerable Andrew Beane, the Archdeacon of Exeter, said: “We are in the middle of unprecedented times for our country and our churches and the communities in which they serve......we need to remember to love our neighbour and to do everything that we can to avoid the spread of the virus.”

The Church hasn't 'shut up shop', we want to keep the prayer life of the country as active as possible at this time.

Resources and advice can be found here: resources/coronavirus-guidance/ coronavirus-resources/

For those people not able or comfortable to attend church services, please continue your prayer life by using the following pattern to prayer;


Sundays at Home

Simple Acts of Worship

Daily Acts of Worship

One of the simple collective things we can do together is to say the Lord's prayer at 1pm and 6.30pm each day.

Download the prayer diary for the Diocese of Exeter

Download the magazine for the Diocese of Exeter


Online prayer resources: