Welcome to St James!

We’re so glad you’re on our website! Whether you’ve been invited along by a friend, exploring Christianity or just  curious about our church – there’s a place for you at St James. Part of our reason we gather each week  is to welcome and include visitors who are new to church, and new to Christianity. We try  to be as clear and inclusive as possible.

What to expect at St James

What time should I arrive?

We gather at 9am, 10.30am, and 6pm every Sunday. Our meetings are usually called ‘services’. Our welcoming team arrives 15 minutes before each service and everyone else usually arrives within a few minutes of the start time to get settled.

What should I wear?

You can wear whatever clothes you’re comfortable in! We don’t really ‘dress up’ for church – you’ll see jeans, sneakers, dresses and everything in between.

What will the Church Service be like?

Each service runs for around 65-75 minutes. Led from the front, we will sing, pray, hear a Bible reading and a 25 minute Bible talk (usually called a sermon) explaining its relevance for our lives today. You are welcome to participate in as much or as little of this as you feel comfortable. 

Feel free to visit any of our services, though if it helps, each service has its own ‘flavour’. Our morning services are demographically diverse and our 6pm service is predominantly made up of people aged roughly between 15-35.

Can I bring kids?

Please do, we love having kids around! We have creche and kids programs up to year 9 available at our 9am and 10:30am services just for them. Kids are welcome to stay in the church service if they prefer, and we have a space for younger kids to play or be loud at the back of the building. 

Your kids’ safety is a priority for us. All of our creche and kids leaders have a current Working With Children Check  and have participated in Safe Ministry Training

Click here to find out more about Sunday Kids and our other kids programs.

What will happen after the service?

A key part of church community is building friendships, and so we stick around after the service to connect over a free cuppa and snack. We’d love you to join us. If you’re keen to find out more or are not sure where to go, look out for our welcome flag where one of our ministers would love to say hello.

What if I’m not a Christian / Anglican / baptised / church-goer?

No problem! St James is made up of people from all sorts of backgrounds and walks of life. We do our best to explain what’s happening during our church services – no assumed knowledge needed. You have a standing invitation to explore Jesus and why we think he’s so great (link).

Accessibility at St James

St James is wheelchair accessible through the lawn-side door, and we have wheelchair accessible toilet facilities. We also have a hearing loop in the church building. We will try our best to accommodate you if you have other needs –  please let us know below.

We’d love to connect with you
Phone: 02 9798 6102 | Email: office@stjamescroydon.org.au | Office: 2 Highbury St Croydon, NSW, 2132. Weekdays 9 a.m - 5 p.m
Contact Us

Getting here

St James is at 2 Highbury St Croydon, which is at the intersection of Liverpool Rd and Highbury St (as well as the intersection of Liverpool Rd and Edwin St South).

There is on and off-street parking. We’re a short walk from Croydon Station, and from bus stops in both directions on Liverpool Rd. If you need help getting to church, contact the church office.

St James Croydon

What's Next?

Attend a Service

Our Sunday morning service times are 9am and 10:30am. These services include a crèche, Kids program, and Junior High Program (Years 7-9). They are followed by morning tea outside on the grounds. Our 6pm service is made up primarily of Youth, University Students and Young Workers.

Join a Growth Group

St James has numerous adult ‘Growth Groups’ of around 6-12 people, mostly meeting in people’s homes. We have daytime or evening groups on most days of the week. Group members read and discuss the Bible together, pray for each other, and for care and support one another. Contact the church office for more information.


Christians are committed to living lives of service both at church and in the community. Most St James people are involved in serving at church, whether through informal care, hospitality and friendship, through the many rostered tasks needed to make church happen, or through leadership in our programmes.