• Welcome to St. James'
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  • What to Expect
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    { We're Glad You've Visited }

    We welcome you and invite you to enter into a deeper exploration of a community that shares the love of Jesus Christ with each other, our city, and the world. It takes more than a few words to describe a parish, but there are two things we can tell you right away: we are committed to Jesus Christ and from that commitment flows our care for one another and our ministries. In every ministry and program, we at St. James' Church on Madison Avenue at 71st Street invite you to enter more deeply into the life we share in Christ. We hope you will join us.

    The Rev. Brenda G. Husson, Rector

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    { Sundays }

    8:00 a.m.  |  Holy Eucharist (Chapel)

    9:10 a.m.  |  Holy Eucharist (Church)

    11:15 a.m.  |  Choral Eucharist (Church)

    6:00 p.m.  |  Candlelight Communion

    WEEKDAY WORSHIP
    Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m.  |  Morning Worship

  • { Getting Here }

    LOCATION: Madison Ave. between 71st and 72nd Streets

    GET DIRECTIONS: Click here to get directions via Google Maps

    MAP FOR EMAILING OR PRINTING: Click here for more map options

    OFFICE PHONE: (212) 774-4200

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    { First Time Families }

    We've found that St. James' mix of rich Anglican tradition and innovative, fun family worship and programming is just the right recipe for helping kids know God's love.

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    When you come to church at St. James', you can expect to find...

    SPACE TO PRAY. Our services include hymns, prayers, and time for silence, as well as Communion and sermons that connect our Scriptures to our lives.

    SPACE TO BE YOURSELF. Worshipers at St. James' come from many different places, backgrounds, and perspectives.

    SPACE TO MAKE CONNECTIONS. Whether it's your first time or your thousandth, there's always an opportunity to get better connected with God and one another. Join us at coffee hour or stop by the Welcome station on your way out. We look forward to meeting you.

For a Vibrant Life

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Parishioner Merz Peters (shown here at the Sea of Galilee) has been active at St. James' for almost three decades. His decision to consecrate a portion of his finances to God's work reflects not only his gratitude for the experiences he has already had, but the gratitude he fully expects to feel in the year to come. Read on...

My wife, Nancy, and I joined St. James’ 23 years ago. Since then, I’ve had innumerable opportunities to deepen my relationship with God, to increase my gratitude to God for all the blessings my family and I have received, and to grow by giving a portion of my time and financial resources.

Among my memories of being involved in the vibrant life of this congregation are:

I know many parishioners have had similar experiences, and I hope any who are thinking about becoming more active here at St. James’ will do so, too.

But I will add a word of warning to those of you who are new: St. James’ can become habit forming! When Nancy and I moved 60 miles north to Putnam County almost two years ago, we easily decided to remain part of this community because of our deep involvements and long friendships here.

Worship is central to our Christian life together. I’m privileged to lead the Prayers of the People and to serve the Chalice at Communion on Sundays throughout the year. Our wonderful clergy faithfully interpret the weekly scriptures for us, and I personally feel comforted as they continually assure us of God’s love. We are also blessed with truly magnificent music. When I come into the quiet of this beautiful sanctuary, and look around, and look up before I kneel, I become aware of the prayers by parishioners who have come before. All of our prayers float up to God.

So while St. James’ upholds and practices the traditions we love, we are also surprised and challenged in new ways. Although at first I wasn’t sure about weekly Bible Memorization started last month, I’ve discovered that reading the verse of the week a few times while eating breakfast is fun and stimulating. (And more uplifting than CNN or The New York Times!)

As we move to Consecration Sunday two weeks from today, each of us will be thoughtfully considering our answer to the question: “What percentage of my income is God calling me to give?" For me, it will be a personal faith commitment empowered by God’s grace -- an opportunity to express gratitude throughout next year.

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