The Parish Church of St James together with our sister church The United Church of St Michael LEP reflects the diversity of where we live in South East London. Our global representation includes Africa, the Caribbean, South America, Asia, as well as the UK. Ages range from a few weeks to 80+ and this includes everything from large family groups, to single parent families, couples, single adults and students.
We have always made the most of this cultural mix to enjoy some memorable worship and social events, which invariably include a great deal of exotic and traditional food, music and good fellowship. Celebration forms a big part of our church life. We see ourselves as an extended family with a tradition of prayer and practical care. We pray for each other regularly and offer support where we can by accompanying others to hospital or doctor’s appointments, shopping, lifts, invitations to meals, and childcare.
St James' and St Michael's are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Southwark’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.