St. James

 

St James’ Church was built in 1752-1753 and is a fine example of Georgian architecture. Situated on High Street, it has a commanding view of the town centre. St James’ has served the town and cared for all who have lived or worked within the parish since that 􏰀time. The Parish of Whitehaven is central in its tradition and most services are eucharistic. St. James Church is mentioned in Simon Jenkins’ Book “England’s Best Thousand Churches”. 

St James’ is a Grade I listed building.

The church has sea􏰀ting for 350 within the main body of the church and can accommodate a further 100 on the upper floors. The church is used by local groups as a venue for concerts. 

The Church is open each day for visitors from 9am (11.30 am on Sunday) to 4pm. Wheelchair access is via a modern ramp on the south side of the entrance. Access is available to all areas, although the upper floor is not easily accessible for the totally chair dependent. There is a toilet in the church (open at service times only) and kitchen facilities.

There is an UNOFFICIAL facebook page about the church, which is not maintained by the church and may contain incorrect information-

https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-James-Church-Whitehaven/286734608093882