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.


The Lord is near to all who call on God. (Psalm 145.18)

A church that prays together, stays together.

When we, as a family of Christians, gather together we worship, we pray for

  • The world and all of creation
  • God’s church
  • Our parish in Brimsdown and Enfield Highway
    • The people who live in our neighbourhoods (focussing on several streets in the parish each week)
    • Schools, organisations and institutions in the community
    • The many ministries in which our faith family serves at church
  • Those who are suffering in body, mind or spirit
  • Those who have died and have entered that larger life with God

Daily Prayer 512x512bbPraying throughout the day in the Church of England

Much of the rhythm of prayer is something very ancient, passed down through the centuries.  In monasteries and convents, in which people devoted themselves to a life of prayer, Christians would come together to pray at several times during the day:

  • before sunrise,
  • mid-morning,
  • at noontime,
  • in the afternoon,
  • at dusk, and
  • just before bedtime.

common worship gloria patriThese prayer times, called ‘hours’ or ‘offices’, structured the day.

In the Church of England, these Offices or Hours of prayer have their legacy in

  • Morning Prayer (traditionally called ‘Matins’),
  • Evening Prayer (traditionally called ‘Vespers’) and
  • Night Prayer (also called ‘Compline’).

Each have special prayers appropriate for the time of day as well as the time of year, readings from the Bible, including the psalms (the ‘songbook’ of the Jewish and Christian faiths), and space to pray for the world.

Below are links to the ‘Daily Offices’ of the Church of England, which change every day, if you would like some structure to your prayers:

Morning Prayer (Matins) for today

Evening Prayer (Vespers) for today

Night Prayer (Compline) for today

Prayer and Healing ministry at St James’s

We have a group at St James’s committed to the power of prayer to transform, to bring comfort and relief, dedicated to praying especially for those in urgent circumstances.

St James’s also has a team dedicated to focussed and prayerful healing ministry, which is available at the 10am worship service on the last Sunday of the month.  When that last Sunday of the month is a fifth Sunday, the healing ministry replaces the intercessory prayers, and added ministry of anointing by the clergy and accompanied by the prayers of our healing ministry team.

Prayer Request

If you would welcome prayer for yourself or someone you know, please fill in this form below.

The more information you are able to give, the more focussed our prayers can be. But what is prayed for is completely up to you. All God’s blessings to you.

Find Us

St James’s Parish Church is on the Hertford Road (A1010), about 12 mins from Southbury Overground station (right out of the station and left onto Hertford Rd) and Brimsdown rail station (left out of the station and left at the bottom of Green Street). London buses 121, 279 and 307 all stop across from the church.

Pop in for coffee

The church is open every Saturday between 10am and 12pm, so please feel free to come in for a cuppa and a chat or just to find some space in our busy world. One of our clergy is about for any enquiries or whatever is on your mind. Our tea and coffee are Fairly Traded.


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