Don’t worry, we have all been new at some time or another. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to St James, new to Melbourne, or even new to Church, we want you to feel welcome.



St James is an Anglican Church in Ivanhoe, Melbourne.  We are an active and diverse Church with ministries across all age groups and across different cultures.  This includes:

  • Strong kids and youth programs;
  • a range of small discipleship groups across all of our congregations;
  • an outreach church to the 3081 West Heidelberg community,
  • a Chinese congregation which is lively and growing; and
  • a broad range of outreach initiatives.  

Our vision is to follow Jesus, and to love people so that lives are changed.   We seek that all our ministries are connected to each other and are strong healthy and vibrant.

Rev Stephen May - Vicar of St James Ivanhoe
Rev Stephen May - Vicar


Our services are Sunday at 8.30am and 10am, stjames@530 (5.30pm) (English) and 1:30pm (Mandarin Chinese). We also worship each Saturday at 10am (West Heidelberg 3081).  We have a regular Thursday Communion at 11am  Ivanhoe.  More service information can be found on the Services Page.


252 Upper Heidelberg Road
Ivanhoe, Victoria 3079 Australia


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