About Us

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.

Service Times

Our service times at St James are:

  • Sunday 9am Traditional Holy Communion;
  • 10:30 am Contemporary Family Worship;
  • 1.30pm Mandarin Service;
  • 5.30pm – St James @5.30pm (Youth and Young Adults).


252 Upper Heidelberg Road Ivanhoe, Victoria 3079 Australia

The office is open from 9am to 2pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Phone: (03) 9499 1158

Recent Services


Upcoming event

Christian Waller Stained Glass: Towards the Light

Talk and tour by Dr Caroline Miley

Saturday 17th September 2022 at 2.30pm

At St. James’ Church, 252 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe

St. James’ houses 12 of Christian’s windows, and several by her husband Napier, as well as windows by other artists.  

Caroline will talk about Christian’s windows.  Copies of her new book will be available for purchase at a special price.

Please use the Contact Form on the website to book for the event so that we know approximate numbers to accommodate.

A light afternoon tea will be served (a small donation towards the work of St. James’ would be appreciated). 

No onsite visitor parking, but parking is available outside the Library opposite.

Details at: www.christianwallerstainedglass.com

The Incumbancy Process

On the 26th of June, 2022, we farewelled our previous Vicar, the Rev’d Stephen May, who retired. We are incredibly thankful for the ministry that he and Kathryn gave in their time here, but we also look to the future of where God is leading us as a parish. In this interim period as we wait for a new vicar to be appointed and to come there are a few things happening.

Whilst we await the new vicar, we will have a locum minister, who will oversee the parish. The Locum will be working 3 days a week, and will be present at our 11am Thursday Service, 10am Saturday 3081 Service, and the 9am and 10:30am services on Sundays. Our Locum will also be overseeing the staff team. Should you have a ministry need in this time, you can either speak to our ministry staff team or to the locum.

Alongside this our incumbency committee are working hard to prayerfully choose the right person to be our next vicar. They will work closely with our Area Bishop, Bp Genieve, and Archdeacon Vanessa Bennett. If someone is felt to be the right fit, then their name will be put forward to the Archbishop, who will then send a letter of offer. Should the person say yes, they will then go through clearances. Once clearances have gone through then a public announcement will be made. 

For us as we wait, we spend this time praying ourselves, that God would bring a faithful minister to be the vicar here, that God would be going before this process, and that God would be helping prepare us to have soft open welcoming hearts to the new vicar, and we continue to faithfully be disciples of God here.