Sent to set hearts on fire to live and love as Christ did. Since 1831.
Spanning generations, from many nations. Since 1831.
Loving our community. Since 1831.
As the parish church in Brimsdown and Enfield Highway, St James’s is a lively church in a lively part of North London. We celebrate our diversity through our cultures, traditions, and generations. We exist to worship and give glory to God, and then demonstrate God’s love by serving in our neighbourhoods and in our world.
We seek to joyfully share our faith with all whom we encounter. We want to speak welcomingly of Christ’s love to our community, in a practical and relevant way. We’re talking real faith for real people.
We believe that all have a part to play in our common life, and seek through friendship, fellowship, care and prayer to shine the light and love of Christ in every possible situation.
It is our calling to joyfully serve others, locally and in the wider world, working for justice and peace. The church is here to help people mould their whole lives to God’s love, to grow in wisdom and boldness, and to share that love with the world around.
|Sunday||08.00||Said Holy Communion|
|In traditional language (1st Sunday)|
|10.00||Sung Parish Eucharist with Junior church|
|All-age Family Service with Communion (2nd Sunday)|
|Sung Eucharist with ministry of healing (Last Sunday)|
|12.15||Monthly baptism/christening service (1st Sunday)|
|18.00||Evening Prayer and Praise|
|Wednesday||10.00||Said Holy Communion, commemorating the lives of the saints|
|Holy Days||For special worship services, please see our Worship page.|
The population of the Parish of Enfield Highway and Brimsdown stands at 26,900, making it the most populous parish in Enfield and one of the largest in the country. While St James’s is a lively church, there is still much room for growth. As the population of the parish continues to increase, we have some bold plans. Come grow with us!Read More
The Church of St James was built as a chapel of ease in 1831 to the designs of William Lochner on grounds south of Green Street given by Woodham Connop (Lord of the Durants and Suffolks Manors).
The church is a plain aisled building of stock brick, in Commissioners’ Gothic, with a western tower and battlemented exterior. A chancel in the Early English style was added in 1864. There were galleries round three sides of the nave by the end of the century.
The north and south galleries had been removed by 1967, when a fire seriously damaged the east end of the church. It was restored in 1969 by J Barrington-Baker & Partners. At the rebuilding the chancel arch was removed and a new sanctuary was built in continuation of the nave.