12th November 2018


The reason for this is due to the dark evenings becoming a safety & security concern for visitors and for the Church.

100 Years since the end of World War 1 on Sunday 11/11/18 at 11am.

7th November 2018

Our WWW 1 War Memorial has been researched and details of All Names have been recorded.  Click the HISTORY tab in the Menu and then see the Family History Research tab.


20th October 2018

25th October 2018 at 6.30pm.


All proceeds will go to St James Priory Project Charity


8th August 2018

We have made big changes to our fantastic Cafe over the last few months.

NEW chef , NEW staff and NEW Menus ..

Vegetarian & Vegan options and Gluten Free cakes are just some changes.

Super summer salads and improved coffee blends.

Locally sourced ingredients a freshly made dishes.

Make sure you don’t miss out….  OPEN 8am – 4pm.

Look out for more on INSTAGRAM.


Camino de Santiago (Way of St James) Compostelo

10th May 2018

John Beirne will be walking the Way of St James to Santiago de Compostela in May 2018.

May 15th – From St James Bristol to Bristol Airport for flight to Porto.

May 16th – From Porto to Tui on the Portuguese/Spanish border.

May 17th – From Tui to Santiago (approximately 116 km).

Each day he will walk approximately 10 miles.

John says ” I aim to be in Santiago on 24th May – my 75th Birthday, God willing. I will remember in my prayers all at St James in Bristol and my own parish , St Joseph’s.

This will be my 5th Camino. Two years ago I set off from Porto but illness forced me to go home when I had reached the Spanish border. This year I hope to complete this Camino.

Please remember me in your Prayers.”

If you would like to support John in his Camino he has asked that you consider making a donation to the St James Priory Project Charity.  

Donate to us through BT MyDonate


18th April 2018

From May 2018 we will be offering a Tour of St James Priory on Mondays at 2pm (not Bank Holidays) followed by afternoon tea in our cafe. The cost will be £7.50 per person.

Tours will start at 2pm and will take approximately 1 hour.  Maximum number per Tour is 20.

2018 – A New Year and a New Opportunity to visit this Special Place.

8th January 2018

St James Priory is indeed a ‘hidden gem’ in the centre of Bristol. This classic heritage building provides peace, serenity and solace away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

Cafe Assistant Required

4th October 2017

Experienced, enthusiastic & energetic.

Up to 20 hours per week.

Send CV to :

MBE Investiture

22nd May 2017

Susan Jotcham, the Charity’s Chief Executive, received her MBE award from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on 19th May.

St James Tour & Tea Offer

30th April 2017

From May we are offering a Tour of St James followed by Tea in the Cafe for £6.00.

The Tours will be on Monday afternoons (not BHs) by arrangement. Maximum number per tour is 20.

Please email:  or phone 0117 9338945

Theft from St James

17th January 2017

On 6th January the crucifix, pictured below,  was stolen from the church. It is about 80cms high and was taken from the altar during the day.

If anyone has any information about this please phone; 0117 9338945.

New Year Honours

2nd January 2017

The CEO of our Charity, Susan Jotcham, has been awarded an MBE for services to heritage and charity.