Weybridge Churches > St James’ Parish Church
8.00 am Holy Eucharist
A quiet and reflective celebration of the Eucharist, with a short homily and holy communion.
10.00 am Parish Eucharist with Sunday School & Crèche
A sung celebration of the eucharist with hymns, sermon, anthem and, of course holy communion.
10.00 am on First Sunday Of Month – Family Eucharist
On the first Sunday of the month, we gather at 10 am to celebrate the Family Eucharist and Baptism (Christenings) are usually celebrated within this celebration. The music is from wider traditional contexts and many of the hymns are well-loved by the youngsters who attend.
6.00pm Evening Service
Again, a refelective celebration of the Eucharist with informal 5 minutes of dialogue instead of a homily and holy communion.
Services On Other Days
Monday To Friday Services
9 am Morning Prayer
10 am Eucharist with short homily and holy communions
Special Feast Days
As announced and published
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
Dedicated to St James
The Parish Centre
The Parish Centre is the Church Hall for St James’ Church Weybridge and also where the Church’s Administration is based and is used for many Church & Community activities and events.
Groups & Activities
Church Groups using the halls at the Parish Centre include Sunday School, Sunday Crêche, The Mothers Union and Emmaus.
The halls are also hired out for various community activities and events including Dance Education Centre, Babyballet, North West Surrey RSPB and Weybridge Womens Institute (WI).
The charity is an association of local people who help to maintain, preserve, repair and restore the beautiful St James' Church building, which is not only an important part of the town's architectural heritage, but also a beautiful landmark that gives Weybridge its unique character.