Escape the tyranny of the urgent

The St. James Tearoom was started in 1999 out of the recognition of a great need in society today: the need to escape the “Tyranny of the Urgent” of our modern day frenetic pace of life, to depart from the “parched landscape of fluorescent lighting and chain- restaurant sameness” (Charlotte Balcomb Lane, 2000) in order to Rest, Reflect, gain Margin back into life, and above all, deepen Relationships in a society that at best creates shallow ones.

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