Based in the CBD, St James’ seeks to be a Christ-centred church, caring for both the poor in spirit and the poor in a material sense. We aim to share hospitality without prejudice to all those who are struggling, be they professional or unemployed, and to those who for whatever reason are on the margins of society.

Some of the principal ways in which we reach out to people include through our new counselling service, the Counselling @ St James’; our ministry to the homeless, the Sister Freda Mission; the Mothers’ Union; and the Men’s Group.

Love is not patronizing and charity isn’t about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same – with charity you give love, so don’t just give money but reach out your hand instead.”

Mother Teresa