St. James’ Church is situated in Jamestown and is the oldest Anglican Church in the southern hemisphere.  St James Church was founded in 1674 (a new building was constructed in 1774, to which the church is often dated) after the East India Company began sending Church of England chaplains to the island. The church once possessed a spire, dating from 1843, but this became unsafe and was taken down in 1980.

St. James’ is designated as a Grade I listed building and is one of the 7 Wonders of St. Helena.