Our Church – What We Believe

As a Church, the Society of St James is committed to the spread of Gospel through Word and Sacrament. We are a member of Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

As a Church which is a Priestly Society (rather than a diocese), we focus on bringing the Word and Sacraments to people in non-traditional settings. Whether in a parish, a chapel, a hospital, military or emergency services chaplaincies, or in a private oratory, you will enjoy a time of sacramental worship led by a valid priest committed to the traditional faith of the Church.

What We Believe

We Believe in the Seven Sacraments of the Church
We Believe the Three Creeds of the Church
We Believe the Teachings of the Seven Ecumenical Councils
How What We Believe Guides the Society of St James

Church Affiliations

As a Priestly Society, the Society of St James is in itself a true particular and fully Catholic Church, the Society of St James was not formed within, nor is it a member of, an external church structure.* The Society of Saint James will collaborate, however, with those church bodies who are committed to the same mission.

* “The Churches which, while not existing in perfect communion with the Catholic Church, remain united to her by means of the closest bonds, that is, by apostolic succession and a valid Eucharist, are true particular Churches. Therefore, the Church of Christ is present and operative also in these Churches.”
Cardinal Ratzinger (Later Pope Benedict XVI), writing as the Congregation of Doctrine and Faith