St. James the Less Church, Kingston

St. James’ Church is open every day of the year from approximately 9am until dusk. Services are normally held at 9:30am each Sunday, and there is an active community programme held around the church calendar and linked to village activities.

We have a wonderful peal of six bells and a thriving bell ringing team.  A dedicated teams of volunteers keep our Church clean, well maintained and beautifully decorated with flowers.

The Kingston Parochial Church Council supports the Purple Angel, the global symbol of dementia awareness

Church Facilities, Car Parking and Location Map


There are no toilets in the Church as yet, though that is in our long term plan.

For services etc. we have a key for the Kingston Reading Room opposite the Church which has full disabled access; and the Dolphin Inn, (just next door) facilities are available during pub opening hours only

There is disabled access to the Church including a ramp into the Churchyard and small portable ramps are stored just inside the door to get into the Church itself.  There is also a hearing loop on during services.

St. James the Less Church has been the heart of the Kingston community for six hundred years.

The Friends of St James the Less, established in 2015, helps to ensure this continues. The Friends is aimed at the wider community who have an interest in the survival of the Church in Kingston, its history and traditions and as a community resource, as well as a place of worship.

Our Friends help us to raise funds for the preservation of the fabric of the building, its furnishings and the upkeep of the Churchyard. The Friends is run through a sub-committee of the Parochial Church Council including three members nominated by the PCC.

Friends meet socially and are kept up to date on Church activities. Further information can be found in the Church including application forms and from Don Kelly

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