Plaistow: St Philip & St James

The church of St Philip and St James in Plaistow, East London welcomes everyone. We want to ensure that all who come through the doors (and those that don't!) receive a warm welcome into the church family and has a chance to encounter the love of God. We celebrate the Eucharist (communion) every Sunday and pray, sing, worship and explore the bible together as well as enjoying time together over refreshments after the service.  There is a children's group during the service and we value all and celebrate diversity. We believe that church life is not restricted to Sundays and services and have a real heart for community and social action and are exploring how to live that out. We don't have all the answers but we are enjoying working it out.   ALL are welcome so please come as you are and let's journey together.

Get in touch

Marcia Collymore

Parish Administrator,
Parish Office,
Webb Gardens,

E13 8SR
Marcia (Parish administrator)
Emma Wylie (Vicar)
What's on


Every Friday at for 45 mins
The franciscan friary - The House of the Divine Compassion / Helping Hands
The franciscan friary - The House of the Divine Compassion / Helping Hands, 42, Balaam Street, London,, E13 8AQ

We join the Franciscan brothers and the rest of the community for a small, peaceful service of communion usually followed by a cuppa and a welcome to lunch.

On 7 March 2024 we welcomed our new vicar Revd Emma Wylie and her family to Plaistow.



Our parish of Plaistow, St. Phillip, St James & St Mary is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Chelmsford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO Margaret Gooding on 0208 552 0309 or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor on 01245 29 44 44 (if your call cannot be answered immediately please leave a message with your name and phone number and you will be called back). If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services - Newham social care:020 8430 2000

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