Clerkenwell is a fascinating ‘urban village’ which was traditionally a place of protest just outside the city walls of the Square Mile. This setting and the ‘preaching box’ architecture of the St James building reflects our heritage as a church helping all people connect to the timeless truths of God’s grace. Our desire is to be a church that presents God’s grace in a way that people with little previous experience of church can access and understand. That’s reflected in the Bible talks on Sundays and in the opportunities we offer during the week to explore Christian faith and ask questions. We aim to be a spiritual home for people and see ourselves as a church family – reflected in many people from JC regularly meeting together and learning together. We value our involvement in the local community as we serve many people in the parish each week, host community activities in our building and through our links with local schools and City University.