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St James' Parish Church (Anglican)

Parish Church of St James Weybridge Surrey
View of St James' Parish Church Weybridge from the town centre Car Park (Churchfields)
Sacramental Window
Victorian stained glass from the Parish Church of St James Weybridge. This window is in the west face of the south aisle and seems intended to depict the sacraments or rites of the church.
Victorian stained glass from the Parish Church of St James Weybridge Surrey
The upper row has New Testament sacramental themes which are then reflected in more contemporary pictures beneath each one.
Larger photo of stained glass window
Photo courtesy of Robin Croft
Friends Of St James'
The Friends of St James' is an Association of local people who help to maintain, preserve, repair and restore this beautiful building. Friends of St James' Church Weybridge Surrey - Maintaining the heritage of Weybridge
They raise money by holding concerts, plays and social events.
More info and photos of the Church Building:
Friends of St James'
St James' Parish Church Hall Weybridge Surrey - Parish Centre
About the St James' Weybridge Church Building
For more than 800 years a church has stood on the site of St James'. The church is not only an important part of Weybridge's architectural heritage, but also a beautiful landmark that gives Weybridge its unique character.
Although the building of St. James’ was completed only in 1848, it replaced the Church of St. Nicholas , which had served the people of Weybridge for many hundreds of years.
Since its consecration in 1848, St James’ has been enlarged twice. The chancel was enlarged in 1889 and, soon after, the outer south aisle was added. The chancel arch, originally very little higher than the arches in the nave, has also been heightened by ten feet, thereby greatly enhancing the proportions of the building.
St. James is a particularly fine example of the work of John Loughborough Pearson and is often described as the “Cathedral of the Thames Valley” as the spire is a noted local landmark.
Parish Church History:
Earliest known record 1175
Church Rebuilt 1846-8
Consecrated June 17th 1848
Spire Completed 1855
South Aisle Built 1864
Eight Bells Dedicated 1875
Enlarge 1889
Dedicated to St James

St James' Church Weybridge Surrey Graveyard
Entrance to grounds of St James' Church from Church Road

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Church Photo c1955
Stained Glass Window



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