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St Clement and St James

St Clement Notting Dale and St James Norlands are two inclusive churches in one parish. We welcome everyone – regardless of age, gender, background or sexuality. The parish is fantastically diverse, with pockets of great wealth within a wider picture of deprivation.

Our sister charity – The ClementJames Centre – offers an ambitious range of educational, literacy and work programmes. Our church school was recently judged Good by Ofsted. We are proud to be associated with both organisations.

The congregations are relaxed and child-friendly, and we provide Sunday schools. Services are participatory and prayerful. The Eucharist is celebrated with reverence and conviction.

Enriched by the annual cycle of seasons and festivals, the liturgy is sacramental but not stuffy.

Many feel renewed by their experience of these sacred spaces. We invite you to join us.



St James

8.00 am Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion 9.45 am Parish Eucharist
No 8.00 am services on Christmas day or 1 January

First Sunday of the month All Age Eucharist (not in August).

St Clement

11.30am Parish Mass

First Sunday of the month All Age Mass (not in August).


The Eucharist is celebrated at St James on Wednesday at 10.30 am.

Morning Prayer is said at St James from Monday to Thursday at 8.45 am.

St James is open during the day from Monday to Thursday from 8.45 am until early evening. Closed from Boxing Day to 7 January. St Clement’s can usually be accessed during weekday office hours by the back door (if the door is closed, ask at Reception). Closed for two weeks over the Christmas period.




  • St Clement Patronal Festival

    November 13th, 2018

      Our guest preacher at the Patronal Mass for St Clement is The Very Rev’d Dr Jeffrey John, the Dean of St Albans Cathedral. 10.30 am on Sunday 25 November. A reception will follow the service. No 9.45 am Parish Eucharist at St James on this day.

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  • Christingle

      On the first Sunday in December (2 December this year) we have a wonderful service of light – involving Christingles, made by children at our church school. These consist of oranges decorated with a candle, a ribbon, raising and sweet – each of which has a symbolic meaning. This take place at the shorter […]

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  • Carol Service

      Don’t miss our tradtional Carol Service: 5.00 pm on Sunday 9 December at St James. Norlands Chorale return to be with us, and this wonderful, atmospheric service of beautiful music and well-loved carols is rounded off with mulled wine and mince pies!

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  • Christmas Nativity Play

      Shepherds, Angels, Kings! Yes, it will soon be time for the St Clement Nativity Play, performed at St Clement at the Christmas Day Mass at 10.30 am. Practices take place during St Clement’s Junior Church, at 11.30 am on Sundays 9, 16 and 23 December (not all children have to attend all practices). For […]

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Special Services

Christ the King and St Clement Patronal Festival

November 25th 10.30 am

As the church year concludes we celebrate Christ the King – and just as important, St Clement! Guest preacher: The Very Revd Dr Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans Cathedral. No parish Eucharist at St James on this day. Please note the earlier time: 10.30 am. Followed by refreshments

Christingle All Age Eucharists on Advent Sunday

December 2nd

A service of light, in the context of our monthly all-age Eucharists

Carol Service

December 9th 5.00 pm
St James

A traditional carol service, followed by mince pies and mulled wine

Crib Service

December 24th 4.00 pm
St James

A short service designed for younger children. Children come as they are, or if they wish as shepherds, angels or kings

Midnight Mass

December 24th 11.30 pm
St James

Our Christmas day services begin, as we journey into the Nativity