St James Paddington

St James Paddington
Record Type:
Major Parish Church
Church code:
Charing cross
St. James Paddington

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade II* Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is in the following Conservation Area: Bayswater

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:

Exterior Image

Exterior Photograph of 623043 St James Paddington
Exterior Photograph of 623043 St James Paddington
Photograph Taken on 30 April 2004
Year / Date:
Archbishops' Council
Archbishops' Council

Summary Description

This large Victorian Gothic church stands on a junction, its tall tower overlooking a small triangular public garden (Sussex Gardens). This is undoubtedly a major church, still dominated externally by Coldicutt & Cutch’s wedding-cake Perpendicular Gothic tower and west end which faces across to Sussex Gardens. In 1841 a site between Sussex Gardens and Gloucester Terrace was chosen for a new parish church for Paddington, following the development of the area in the wake of the railway. The architects were John Goldicutt and George Gutch, the total cost of the building was £9,000 raised by public subscription.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

Church of England (2021) A Church Near You [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
Archbishops' Council (2004) Exterior Photograph of 623043 St James Paddington [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior Photograph of 623043 St James Paddington
Archbishops' Council (2004) Interior photograph of 623043 [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Interior photograph of 623043
Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 3 Bells [Archive/Index]
3 Bells