Like yeast.


“The Kingdom of Heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.” (Matthew 13:33)


St James’ Old Cathedral is an Anglican church seeking to love, enjoy, and worship the Triune God we meet through Jesus Christ.


As we gather within Melbourne's oldest building, we are a warm, happy, all-age community who enjoy traditional prayers, biblical preaching, classic hymns and a superb group of singers known as The Old Cathedral Voices.

We have specialist ministries for infants, children, youth and those learning English.

The mission of St James’ is to be ‘like yeast’ – to have an outsized impact on the wider community by leavening it with love, kindness and joy.



Ministry Staff

Canon Matt Williams (Vicar)

Rev. Jess Naylor-Tatterson
Rev. Mike Raiter
Ms. Bei-En Zou


On-Site Manager
Ms. Lisa Wardell



Cnr King & Batman Sts
West Melbourne 3003


T 03 9329 0903


Service Times

Sunday: 10:00 am
Wednesday: 12:30 pm