St James the Great is an observant Anglo-Catholic parish. This means that Eucharistic vestments are an important daily feature in the offeing of the Liturgy as the people of God offer the Eucharistic sacrifice.
It was at St James the Great that a Chasuble was first publicly worn by an Archbishop of this Diocese.
The attached slideshow tells something of the story of vestments in the history of the Western Church. The vestments displayed and worn by Father Roger are still worn here at St James the Great.
This was completed by Rebecca Coffey, a member of our community, while she was at RMIT University, completing her Diploma of Arts in Studio Texiles and Design. Rebecca now lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is a freelance designer in the fashion industry.
Rebecca was baptised at St James by Father Roger who also presented her for First Communion and Confirmation. She is indeed one of the beloved daughters of this church and we are delighted in her achievements.
To access the slideshow, either click Here or on the pictures to the right.