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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

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    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.

Friends along the way

Parishioner Jennifer Charrington has taken up the challenge of our Year with the Bible and found female friends ancient and new who speak out with strong voices. Read on...

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Once a week, on Tuesday mornings, a small but dedicated group of women in the parish gather to pray together, laugh, learn and discuss the week’s reading in The Path.  As we wrestle with the questions for the journey at the end of each chapter, and reflect upon what we have read, I find myself continually asking our gathered group, “Hey!  Remember so-and-so?” (Hagar, Pharoah’s Daughter, Naomi, The Real and False Mothers, the Widow of Zarephath, to name a few). In 2014, our small group read a terrific book together entitled, Bible Women – All Their Words and Why They Matter, and the stories of those women continue to come to mind.

Each week, I as I do my reading of The Path and prepare for the discussion in our group, I return to my worn, dog-eared copy of Bible Women, and use it as reference. Part of the fun for me, has been to recognize these familiar women, and their stories, and bring them back alive for our group within the context of our reading of The Path.  

Because these women and their stories are familiar to us from our earlier small group discussions, it is as if they are back with us again, reminding each of us about how God is speaking through them to us.

At a time in our own history when women are speaking out and finding their voices, it is poignant to go back thousands of years to our spiritual sisters and see similar parallels -- good and evil, sin and redemption, forgiveness and God’s enduring love for us all.  

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