Saint James the Great

East Malling

Parish Church in the Diocese of Rochester

Welcome to St James

St James the Great is a friendly, liberal and inclusive Church that welcomes everyone. We follow the seasonal and sacramental traditions of the Church of England and encourage preaching that is solidly linked to real life experiences. We are proud to be members of the Inclusive Church movement.

We have a strong musical tradition with a well trained, robed choir made up of men, women and young people. The choir is open to anyone who enjoys singing and wants lively and fun musical training. We are also part of the Royal School of Church Music Voice for Life Programme and encourage our choir members to take part. We have a regular band of bell ringers who also train other ringers. Our tower welcomes newcomers, people who just want to have a go at bell ringing and seasoned ringers alike.

The Church is regularly used as a concert venue by our friends at East Malling Singers as well as other groups. 

Our sister Church, where the Vicar is Priest-in-Charge, is Holy Trinity Larkfield, you can find them here Holy Trinity Larkfield

If you would like to contact us about something, our clergy and church wardens would like to hear from you. Our contact details are in the contact page.

Disabled Access, including information about facilities for people with impaired mobility, sight or hearing.

We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance to ensure that our church is a safe place for everyone. We have adopted the House of Bishops’ “Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement".

Safeguarding information is displayed at all our church activities involving children and young people and can be seen on our church noticeboards. If you have any queries in regard to safeguarding in either of our churches, please contact us and we will do our best to answer your enquiry.

For further information, regularly updated, please see our pages on a church near you.