I am also trying but with the same result. Also, the recorded message is such poor quality that it isn't easy to hear what is being said. I can't help feeling there are more professional ways of booking tickets than this.
Thanks to your email which prompted me to try one more time, I have now reserved three seats (for Dave, Libby and me). I was advised that we should get there when the doors open (6:30) because they are "expecting to be busy". That ties in with the comments that you heard.
I'm working at a very famous shop in Piccadilly for the next couple of days and walk past the church on my way from Piccadilly Circus tube station. Does anyone know if I can pop in while I'm there and get tickets?
Apparently Richard tried that without success but that doesn't mean it would not be possible. Grant and I were trying to phone throughout the afternoon only to be greeted with a recorded message. However, at around 6pm, we were both successful. All of that indicates that it may come down to a question of timing. If you are in the area, I see no harm in trying and you may be lucky.
It sounds as though I will soon be saying, "See you there"!
Christchurch Cathedral Choir - Feature event: 7 Aug (Thu) Concert at St James Church Piccadilly, 7.30pm Ticket price tba, available on the door Concert includes Dame Malvina Major, Hayley Westenra and Will Martin.
Hi Colin It is unlikely that you will be able to reserve tickets by calling in personally as it is telephone bookings only. In fact I am not even sure that the office taking these bookings is at the Church.
I often eat my lunch in the Church's grounds (no, not the graveyard ) and there is sometimes a warden floating around but only when there is a lunchtime concert as Richard mentions.