St James is full of surprises! If you drop into the building, look out for 100 angels carved into the chancel. Find former Rector Charles Jenkins as one of the characters in the murals. See if you can spot a Bishop, a nun, a chorister and St George amongst the characters on the walls. You may notice some similarities to the murals in the entrance of the National Portrait Gallery, also by William Hole. He painted ours first and then got his big National Gallery commission as a result. On our walls you can also find words from the Te Deum, lots of peacocks, and an empty tomb signifying Christ’s victory over death and the message of hope for all of us.

The church is currently open on Sunday mornings and Wednesday mornings. Come in and have a look around.



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