North Aisle

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In the north aisle there are many single comfortable chairs which can be moved to allow different arrangements to be made for services, prayer groups, meetings, group work and so on.

There are many beautiful stained glass windows which are memorials to parishioners. To see all these windows, more detailed pictures and information about them look at the page North Aisle Stained Glass Windows

At the east part of the north aisle there is a wooden barrier to protect the exposed organ pipes. Above these pipes is a brick arch with black and gold text saying 'SING UNTO THE LORD AND PRAISE HIS NAME'.

There are two beautifully worked opus sectile panels, each surrounded by a marble border, at the east end of the north aisle. Opus sectile is a form of decoration similar in concept to mosaic work. One panel is of Christ the King, in memory of  W Jakeman and is inscribed: 'AMDG In loving memory of Christopher John Wallace Jakeman MIME. Died 3rd Jan 1928 in his 85th year. Also of Eliza his wife. Died 10th July 1918 aged 75 years'. The other is of St James, in memory of Jane Barnard and is inscribed: 'To the Glory of God. In memory of Jane Barnard who died 31st March 1913. For many years a most devoted and unselfish Parish Worker. Erected by her many friends - in Thy presence is fulness of joy'. See below for pictures and detailed information. 

 At the west end of the north aisle is the children’s corner. This area is used during the 9.30am Sunday Parish Communion and All Age services and also for the St James's Ark Parent/Carer and Toddler Group on Monday mornings. The corner is well stocked with books, games and toys.

At the east end of the north aisle there is an area with chairs arranged around the boudoir grand piano. Among other things, this is where choir practice is held on Friday evenings. Down the side of the north aisle are various brass plaques commemorating different people through the years.

Find out more

North Aisle Stained Glass Windows
The History of St James's Church Buildings
Opus Sectile Panels (written by David Henry, visitor to our church, November 2021)

Children's corner Jesus Christ St James Organ pipes
The children's corner
The opus sectile panels
The organ pipes