St James in the British Isles

As part of its Aims and objectives, the CSJ undertakes and promotes research into the history of the pilgrimage, and the cult of St James in Britain, and also takes an active part in identifying and safeguarding monuments and works of art connected with St James and the pilgrimage.

We have amassed a wealth of information on churches and sites relevant to pilgrimage and St James in the British Isles. We are still updating our records as we continue our research and will upload to more to this website when available. We are also trying to gather good quality digital images for a Flickr group –  referred to here as SJITBI Flickr group –  set up specifically to collect Saint James-related pictures from the British Isles.  Please don’t send digital images direct to us – due to copyright rules, we cannot upload your images onto Flickr, all you need to do is set up a Flickr account and apply to join the group. Please note some churches and other buildings may require you to obtain permission before taking photographs, or may restrict use of flash/tripods etc.

For a full, detailed list of churches dedicated to St James the Great, please see the following pages:

England

Wales

A Google Fusion Table map is embedded below.  Please note that this map is still under construction and only shows sites in the counties added to this page thus far, or sites in counties in the process of being added.  Click and hold on the map to move it around, and zoom in and click on a dot marker to get more information. The markers have been placed as accurately as possible, but please report any serious errors on the email address above, and please always check locations before travelling to visit any churches etc.  The Church of England website is very useful for maps and contact details should you want to check location and whether a church will be open.

The map key is as follows:

  • Red dots are churches with pre-Reformation dedications to Saint James
  • Pink dots are churches with post-Reformation dedications to Saint James
  • Dark blue dots are churches with other dedications but art or monuments connected to Saint James
  • Yellow dots are places of interest, which may be churches reported to have a Saint James connection or depiction which has not yet been verified, or places with historic fairs of Saint James or other pilgrimage connections
  • Light blue dots are pilgrim ports

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Confraternity of Saint James,
27 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NY, United Kingdom.
Tel: (+44) (0)20 7928 9988
Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered no. 4096721 — UK Registered Charity no. 1091140
Founded in 1983 to promote the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela

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