Welcome to the Parish of St James and St Paul Colchester

We are an Anglo Catholic (Church of England) parish in the diocese of Chelmsford, located in the historic Roman town of Colchester in the County of Essex in England.
The Parish is served by the Church of St James the Great and we offer you a very warm welcome.

Please see Contact and More for more details.

We are delighted to be able to share with you the good news that Fr James McCluskey has been appointed as our new parish priest.
Fr James is currently Vicar of St. Luke’s, Prittlewell, (The congregation have been advised that Fr James will be leaving them). Fr James is married to Kate and they have four adult children. They hope to move to Colchester after Easter.
As Fr James has a period of extended study leave booked he will be licensed in the parish on Thursday 5th July when both Bishop Roger and Bishop Norman will be with us.
Please can we ask your prayers for Fr James and his family at this exciting time as he prepares for his move to be with us and also your continuing prayers for your Churchwardens and PCC during the vacancy.