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Saint James's Guide



New sets of OFFERTORY ENVELOPES - which begin on 7th April - are available at the back of the church specifically for those who have used them during 2023. If you would like to use this method of regular giving please ask at the parish office who can arrange for a box to be prepared.



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The Legion of Mary meets once a week, usually on Tuesday afternoons in the rectory, and is always on the lookout for new members. The SVP meets on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, and would also welcome new volunteers. The children’s liturgy is now well established on Sunday afternoons at 4 pm, but here too, a greater number of volunteer catechists would lessen the load on individuals. Do ask at the Parish Office for a volunteer form to complete if you would like to offer your services to the parish in these or other ways. The parish office is normally open from Monday to Friday, from 9 am until 5 pm.


We have recently installed Baby changing facilities which can be found in the Disabled facilities on the Blandford Street side of the crypt.



A reminder that the toilet facilities in the crypt are best accessed via the staircase on the Blandford Street side of the church, leading as it does directly to the Disabled facilities and the corridor on which the other cloakrooms are located.



Safeguarding is an important and indeed crucial part of the life we share as a parish. It is a fundamental of human justice that the dignity of every person - most especially the young and the vulnerable - should never be compromised. Denise Hines co-ordinates our parochial safeguarding and her contact details are on the notice board in the George Street porch should any concerns be felt: we are grateful for Denise’s time given to this role.



London Charterhouse Catenians is a Fellowship of Catholic Men who meet on 2nd Mondays at 19:00. Dinner at 20:00 - 22:00 at: Thistle Holborn Hotel, London WC1. Visit website, blog or email.



The Repository & Information Desk is open on weekdays from 11.30am to 12.30am then on Saturdays from 3.45pm to 4.45pm and Sundays from 9.45am to 10.30am, 11.30am to 1pm and 3pm to 4pm. Volunteers always welcome!


If you can help the parish either by a one-off donation or by a commitment to regular giving, it would be greatly appreciated. More information from the parish office or use the bank details as set out below:-


HSBC 69 Pall Mall

London SW1Y 5EY

Sort code: 40-05-20

Account no: 91094394

WRCDT Spanish Place


We are continuing to stream a Solemn Mass with the choir each Sunday at 10.30am. In addition, the 6pm Mass (Monday-Saturday) is also streamed. As is the Holy Hour on Saturday (4.45-5.45pm). Services are live-streamed here.



Since installation, over £100,000 has been donated using the “digital collection plates.” Donations of any amount using contact-less or chip and pin (and directed to specific areas of choice) can be made. The provider suggests those who intend to use this facility regularly should go online in advance to DONA and register their chosen card. You can also make a Gift Aided Donation by clicking on Dona.

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