St James' Church Grimsby

The Parish Church of St James is a vibrant Anglican Church in the heart of Grimsby. It forms part of a team of churches, which includes the churches of St Hugh, St Martin and St. Mark.

Built around 1114, St. James' is the only Parish Church in the country with its own Choir School. Saint James' Choir School has provided choristers for Grimsby Parish Church since 1880. Choral services of the highest standard have been sung here since those early days, and the Church is rightly proud of its choral tradition.

The church was completely renovated in 1996 when a new stone floor with under-floor heating was laid and a permanent stone altar erected in the nave. The churchyard has been landscaped to provide a pleasant square around the Church. A more extensive discussion of the history of the church can be found by clicking here Church History.

St James' is the mother church of Grimsby, and has stood in the busy town centre for 900 years. It is a symbol of the faith which sustains a community dependent on the toughest livelihood known: the livelihood of Jesus Christ's own disciples.

This Church is not only rich in history: its stones stand testament to the Christian faith which has been nourished within them for almost half the long history of worldwide Church. It affords a heven of peace, in which you are invited to pause and reflect, and allow the stones to speak.

When you first enter, cross to the centre and sit for a while to relax and ponder

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Sacred space

Opening hours

Weddings Baptisms & Funerals
Vestry Hours:
Wednesdays 7pm – 8pm in St. James' House

Office Hours:
9:30am – 1:30pm Weekdays

Admission charges


St James' Church Grimsby
The Parish Office St James' Square
DN31 1EP



01472 358610

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