Trivia

Facts about St. James

 

First Wedding

The first recorded wedding at St James was on 30th March 1907 between Francis Ernest Jones (age 21) and Florence Emily Sedgwick (age 22). They were married by "Rev H.W. Fox, Vicar", believed to be the incumbent at Immanuel & St Andrew's Church, Streatham.
 

First Baptism

The first recorded baptism at St James was on Sunday 30th July, 1905.
 

Highest Number of Weddings in one year

In 1941, 60 weddings were conducted at St James. This included 3 weddings conducted on Christmas Day!

Important Dates

St James Parish Hall opened for services  on 14th July, 1905
Sunday Schools commenced in August, 1905
The Church Foundation Stone was laid on 9th October, 1909
The Church was consecrated on 30th March, 1912
The Centenary Service was held in 2005