Saint James the Great

East Malling

Parish Church in the benefice of East Malling, Wateringbury and Teston in the Diocese of Rochester

Welcome to St James

St James The Great is a vibrant, inclusive church in a diverse community in East Malling and is a part of a benefice of churches including Wateringbury and Teston. We hope our website provides some useful information about who we are and what we do.

We believe we need to be there for the people who live in this parish at all times: we baptize new-born babies; we bury the dead; we celebrate with joy at weddings; we comfort people in grief. And, of course, we are there for people in all the more mundane aspects of life in-between: we want to help show God's love for all people at all times of life.

If you haven't been to our church or even any church before, please come and visit. You may be surprised at what you find: our members are young and old, come from all sorts of social backgrounds and our services celebrate God's glory with a strong musical tradition.

We believe our Church is a centre of the community and the building houses a number of other activities including a weekly choral society, The East Malling Singers. We use the building for meetings and rehearsals for a variety of other groups too.

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.