Facilities and features
Large print hymn books and Orders of Service are available on request.
A Grade 1 listed Church dating back to the 12th Century. A delightful setting on the River Soar.
Music and Worship
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.
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.