Dear friends,

Following the sad announcement of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, the Church of England has opened an online condolence book, which is open to any individual or church communities who wish to sign and record a message.

And Bishop Sarah has recorded a video message, which can be seen on the Diocese of London website (alongside the text).


The PCC and I have made the decision to re-open the church for public worship beginning on Sunday 11th April, 10.30am.
We will still be required to follow social distancing rules, wear face coverings, use hand sanitiser, no tea/coffee inside the church building.
The rule of 6 will still be in place outside, so you will be able to chat to people outside in groups of six after the service.

We will also continue to Zoom the servcies – so if you are unable or do not feel comfortable coming to St James the Less you can still join in. If you would like the Zoom codes please contact Rev Chris.


Welcome to St James the Less. People have been gathering to worship God at St James the Less since 1842. We’d love it if you joined us today and helped us be the people of God in this particularly wonderful part of East London. 

Our Sunday morning service starts at 10.30am and lasts about an hour.

You will find our church in St James’ Avenue, just off Old Ford Road, near to Victoria Park and the old London Chest Hospital. There is plenty of on-road parking, free on Sundays, and the church is 10 minutes’ walk from Bethnal Green Tube Station.