We are happy to accept enquiries by post, phone and email. For specific enquires please email the contact below. For more general enquires the contact form can be used.

Parish Priest

If your enquiry is pastoral or spiritual in nature then please contact our parish priest. In case of an emergency then please phone rather than email.

Father Justin Hutcherson

St James’s Vicarage, 44 Wash Lane, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 1DA


01255 426602

Assistant Curate and Pioneer Minister

Mother Louise Oliver

99 Park Square East, Jaywick, Essex, CO15 2NR


01255 476677


If you cannot reach the vicar, or leave a message, and if it is an emergency, then please contact one of our Churchwarden’s who will attempt to deal with your enquiry.

Mr Paul Siddall 01255 421432

Mrs Pam Straw 01255 431686


We have a vacancy for a choirmaster. Please use this email if you are interested in joining or applying for one of our youth scholarships. We’d also be happy to hear form those interested in applying for the position.


Hall Hire & Church Office

Our hall is well used by the community both for one off events and for regular bookings. If you’d like to hire the hall for your event then please email us.

Our administrator handles enquiries about the hall and is available to answer your questions or direct you to the right person.

01255 449489


or hallhire@stjamesclacton.org.uk

Baptism Enquiries

If you live in the parish or are connected to the parish in some other way and wish to book a baptism/christening them please contact us to talk about it. We cannot promise private baptisms and they take place at 12:30 on the first Sunday of most months throughout the year. When you are ready to book you can use our online Baptism Enquiry Form.


Wedding Enquiries

If you are looking to get married in St James’s and want to know more or need your banns read then please email us with your questions. We will need to know a little more about your circumstances, such as where you live or what connection you have to the parish, before we will be able to confirm any dates.