St James' Church
Sunday: 10am Parish Sung Eucharist (with activities in our Children’s Corner)
6pm Choral Evensong.
During the week: Morning Prayer at 9.30am daily, from Monday to Friday
Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) at 12 noon on Tuesdays.
The weekly Parish Notes contains more details of occasional services, as well as an Order of Service with readings for Sunday Eucharist and Evensong.
Visiting St. James'
Outside of these service times, St James’ is open as a place of prayer, reflection, common life and enrichment. We have a Gift Shop, Coffee Shop and volunteer guides to help you explore the history of this holy place.
We are currently operating our summer hours, which means you will find St James’ open Monday-Saturday 10am-1pm, and with volunteer assistance until 4pm whenever possible.
The Shop and Coffee Shop are open each morning, or in the afternoon on Tuesdays.
The Tower - The tower isn’t available to climb at present due to the peregrine falcons’ breeding season. They have been nesting now on the walkway of the Tower since 2015, thus we close it to the public from February to the end of July each year. Find out more about the peregrine website.
If you are aware of someone who is in pastoral need please email firstname.lastname@example.org or pass a note of the person and their contact details to a member of the ministry team at a service. If this is not possible, then drop a written note into the Deanery Office; if this is still not possible contact the Deanery Office by ‘phone (01507 610247), leaving a message if there is no one available to answer immediately.
Historic St James'
St. James’ is the historic parish and civic church of Louth. It is the probable burial place Saint Herefrith – of one of the Saxon bishops of what became the Diocese of Lincoln. Until his remains were removed to a rival church, his shrine in Louth was a popular place of pilgrimage.
In the mediaeval period its current dedication to Saint James became dominant, possibly linked to the pilgrimage routes to Compostella in Spain.
Today St. James remains a popular place for visitors and we pray that those who visit us are touched by the spirit of this special place and become not just visitors but pilgrims as well.
St James : Westgate, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 9YD