What’s On

Here is a list of all our upcoming events. Click on the image or text summary to find out more about any of our events and to book your place. If you are planning to attend a number of events, click here to download a copy of the 2018 programme and become a subscriber.

If you would like to attend an event but find the costs prohibitive, please contact us about our straightforward bursaries programme.


2018 Subscription Series

Annual Subscriptions available

It’s not too late to purchase an annual subscription at $175 for adults and $155 concession. The events listed below are all included in the subscription, with the exception of the Retreat in September which incurs an additional charge. Click here to book your subscription.

St James’ Talk: St James the Great

Saturday 28 July, 3pm-4:30pm

On our Patronal Festival weekend we discuss our patron saint; St James the Great. Fr Andrew Sempell, Christopher Waterhouse and Warren Trevelyan-Jones explore who he was and how he has been remembered in art, music and popular culture. Tickets $10, click here to book online.

The St James Choir Concert ‘For All The Saints’ follows at 5pm.

2018 Retreat: The Divine Office

with the Reverend Catherine Eaton

5pm Friday 7 to 2pm Sunday 9 September

The Reverend Catherine Eaton leads us on a journey through the development of the Daily Offices. With a focus on forms of corporate and monastic prayer, the retreat will feature a group of singers from the Choir of St James’ who will lead us in the offering of the Divine Offices from Evensong on Friday to lunchtime on Sunday, including Sung Matins, Compline, and the offering of the ancient offices of Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext and None. $230 per person, click here to book online.

In Memoriam

Saturday 15 September, 3pm-4:30pm

How do we as a church, society and as individuals commemorate those who have died? We examine poetry, prayer, music, art, and literature that has been written ‘in memoriam’ of people from across the ages. The St James’ Choir concert ‘In Memoriam’ follows at 5pm.

God in the Warzone

Saturday 3 November, 3pm-4:30pm

As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, this seminar explores the role of Defence Force Chaplains in history and in the present time. We will  explore poetry, prayers and liturgies used in conflict zones and hear first-hand from two Australian Defence Force Chaplains about their ministries. The St James’ Choir concert for Remembrance-tide follows at 5pm.

Advent Studies: The Lord’s Prayer

Leaders include Fr Andrew Sempell, Fr John Stewart, Sue Mackenzie, Christopher Waterhouse

Various times and venues, commencing Monday 26 November. Drawing on materials from Book 2 of the ‘Pilgrim’ course, our Advent Studies will focus on the Lord’s Prayer and prayer generally. Groups meet in the city and suburbs of Sydney for four weeks during Advent. Sessions are free to attend. $10 for booklet.