We love because He first loved us. [1 John 4:19] 

The Tent of Meeting

As you may have heard, we meet inside a tent within St James' church. We enjoy the resemblance it shares with the 'tent of meeting' in the Old Testament. We're reminded that in worship, thanks to Jesus, we're called to come confidently into God's glorious presence.

We treasure corporate times of encounter with God on Sundays, and at our regular Encounter nights.

Musically, we're quite contemporary and like to keep our songs fresh and creative. But equally, we like to sing songs of years gone by with some well-known hymns. Our worship is charismatic and each Sunday we seek an atmosphere where the fruits and gifts of the Spirit can grow and flourish. Once a month we celebrate Holy Communion.

Prayer, Liturgy, Music & Song

At St James, we love to worship God through music and song. We also value our Anglican tradition in our use of liturgy. Sometimes we blend the two together for times of confession and communion. There are many ways to worship God - and we hope to demonstrate this!


Worship transforms us to become more like Jesus, and as a church we know that this is the key to seeing His kingdom come. It is out of the sacred space of worship, with eyes raised upwards that we are equipped to reach outwards to our community.

Worship in the Community

Worship is of such importance to our church life that we have a full-time worship pastor, Matt Courtney. Half of Matt's role is devoted to St James in the City and the other half enables him to work with the wider community in the city centre & in Toxteth. To find out more about the projects that Matt runs and the people he works with, see our 'Get Involved' page.