Facilities and features


Car Park / Parking Available
Ramped entrance
Hearing (induction) Loop

Large print hymn books and Orders of Service are available on request.

Assistance Dogs

Our Building

Open for individual prayer

A Grade 1 listed Church dating back to the 12th Century. A delightful setting on the River Soar.

Music and Worship

Bell Ringing

A Candlelit Christmas Concert is usually held at St James Church on the second Saturday of December at 7:30 pm. Artistes usually include The Bridge Singers, Viola Calthrop-Owen (flute), Neil & Jane Millensted (piano), Eric Brook (baritone), Anna Caves & Simon Barrington (readings) and Normanton on Soar Village Choir. We welcome accompanied school-aged children who are admitted free of charge, and they don’t require tickets.

The Church has an Alfred Kirkland organ built about 1880. It has a nice tone, and suits the size of the Church, which seats about 120 people. We have carried out a full restoration of the organ, restoring the organ to its original condition, removing “modern” materials used during a partial restoration about 30 years ago.

Groups, Courses and Activities

Help for Visitors

A guide card is in the Church, so that visitors can learn about the Church whilst they walk round. Also a full guidebook can be purchased at the book stall.

Church is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm.

Other Features

We support The Carpenters Arms in Loughborough, regularly taking them produce donated at the Church.

An area of the Churchyard is allocated for wildflowers, which attracts birds, butterflies, bees etc.