Facilities and features


Baby Changing Facilities
Accessible Toilet
Accessible car parking

We have movable ramps to allow easy access into the church.

Hearing (induction) Loop
Large Print

The Memory Café meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Monk Room and is run by LondonCare in partnership with St James the Less. Over the year there are a variety of activities, ranging from singing loved songs to planting seeds into the SJtL garden. It is always a place for fun and to make friends.

Gluten-free refreshments

Our Building

Stained Glass

The church is open for individual prayer Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm during the summer months (British summertime) and 9am - 2pm during the winter months (Greenwich Meantime)

St James the Less is grade 1-listed. Designed by G.E. Street who also designed the Royal Courts of Justice.

In line with the church of England’s recommendations, we are continuing to improve our efforts at becoming a greener church and regularly meet up with fellow Eco-church members and have joined the newly established Net Zero Carbon Forum.
We are delighted to announce that in June 2023 we were awarded the Eco church bronze award; shortly afterwards we received our Fairtrade certificate based on the products we use for our church refreshments. In 2023 we had a wonderful harvest of the vegetables we planted which included tomatoes, courgettes and cabbage, which we hope to repeat in 2024. To attract bees and butterflies we also planted a honeysuckle and Jasmine which are continuing to do well.

Music and Worship

Groups, Courses and Activities

We run Alpha courses twice a year

We have home groups every Thursday at 7pm

Every second and fourth Friday of the Month we host the Open Door Meal for the Homeless and Vulnerably Housed. The values of this meal are welcome and hospitality, treating our guests as we would want to be treated when going out for a meal, sharing the love and welcome of Christ with them. Volunteers are always welcome.

Mental health support

We run Messy and Special Messy throughout the year which is always very well received for those who attend. It’s always very encouraging to see Messy Church being event being reached by local residents. We provide a hot meal during the Messy Church. We have great support from the SJTL church members, Pimlico Foundation and young leaders who help with the arts/craft, setup and food preparations.

On the last Sunday of each month we have a Silver Screen event for the over 50's showing a classic film at 2pm followed by a cream tea

Every Monday afternoon from 3.30-5pm during Term time we host parents, carers and children up to the age of 7 for Pause. The aim of this time is for them to have time out in their busy days to stop meet with each other and for the children to have space to play together. It is more than a toddler group as we can have older children. In the summer we have the pleasure of using the outside space, including the gardens, and in the winter we meet in the Monk room and enjoy a real variety of toys. We are supported by a great team of volunteers who ensure that this goes ahead each week.

Help for Visitors

Free WiFi is available for those hiring the St James the Less Centre.

We have a guide to the history and architecture booklets available.

SJtL is normally open Monday - Friday from 9-5 in British Summer Time and from 9-2 in Greenwich Mean Time.

Other Features

We use Fairtrade Tea, Coffee and biscuits and have our Fairtrade Certificate.

Audio-Visual Facilities
Conservation Area

Rooms in our centre and main church building are available for hire. Situated in Pimlico, Westminster, the facilities are well connected to Victoria Bus, Coach, Underground and Train Stations, Pimlico Underground. Our facilities are also near to Sainsburys, Tesco and Waitrose, should the kitchen be required.
Whether you’re planning a big event or a weekly meeting, Saint James the Less is able to accommodate a range of bookings.