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 find out about purchasing a Season Ticket.

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


Twenty Minute Talk: Francis Greenway

Architect of St James

Sunday 24th September 2017 after each of the morning services. Free.

This September we mark the 180th anniversary of the death of Francis Greenway, the architect responsible for St James’ Church and the Hyde Park Barracks. He was convicted of forgery and transported to Australia as a convict. Then he ended up on our $10 note. Is he the only convicted forger to end up on legal tender? This free talk begins on the North Porch of the church.

Audio Described Service

with Vision Australia

11am Choral Eucharist, Sunday 1 October 2017

For the first time we are pleased to be working with Vision Australia to offer Audio Description and a Tactile Tour for those who are blind or have low vision. All welcome to attend, assistance dogs also welcome. Click here to find out more.

Beyond Belief

Hugh Mackay

Sunday 8 October, 2pm-3:45pm, St James’ Hall

Most Australians (61%) regard themselves as Christian, and 68% believe in God or some ‘higher power’, yet only 8% attend church weekly. Why the gap? And why are we more comfortable talking about “spirituality” than “religion”? Drawing on material in his latest book, Beyond Belief, prominent social researcher and author, Hugh Mackay, will explore these issues with us. $50 ($40 conc) including refreshments.

Martin Luther and J S Bach

Very Revd Andreas Loewe

Saturday 28 October, 3pm-4:30pm

J S Bach scholar and dean of St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne, Dr Andreas Loewe, presents a lecture on the work to be performed by the Choir of St James’ later that day, marking Bach’s immense contribution to Lutheran church music, on this occasion honouring the 500th anniversary of Luther’s famous theses and their place in the Protestant Reformation. $30 ($25 conc).

Rector’s Series

Fr Andrew Sempell

Thursday 9, 16, 23, 30 November, 6:30pm-8pm, St James’ Hall

The Revd Andrew Sempell is the Rector of St James’ King Street. In his annual series he discusses issues facing the church, matters of theology and faith. A light meal is provided during these talks, you can attend one event or the entire series. Tickets for the series are $60 ($50 conc) including a light meal, or $20 per session.

Advent Reflection

Revd Canon Peter Yeats

Saturday 2 December, 10am-4pm, St John’s Balmain

The Rector of St John’s Balmain will lead us in a day of quiet reflection to mark the eve of Advent. Tickets are $70 ($60 conc) including lunch and all refreshments.

Advent Studies: Pilgrim Course – Church and Kingdom

Fr Andrew Sempell, Fr John Stewart

Option 1: Monday 27 November, 4, 11, 18 December, 10am-12noon, Clergy House, Chatswood

Option 2: Tuesday 28 November, 5, 12, 19 December, 1pm-2pm, St James’ Hall

In this six part series we are invited to explore how we can ‘follow the way’, experiencing Christian faith not just as a set of things to believe in but as a way of life. Free to attend, $10 for booklet.