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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

    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.

God, where are you calling me next?


"God, where are you calling me next?" This is the question that centers new parishioner Alexandra Bacon as she faces decisions in her life. Read on...

Though I was worshiping at a Presbyterian church at the time, I was inspired last spring to participate in one of St. James' Eastertide "Called to Life" small groups. Before the series ended, I traveled to Europe for a long-planned trip. I arrived in Berlin on May 14th, following a few days in beautiful Vienna. After checking in at the hotel, I took a walk and came across the River Spree. It was the perfect opportunity to reflect on an exercise for my small group: I was to imagine my life as a river. So, I stood on a bridge next to the Spree, and said out loud “God, where are you calling me next?” (The photo shows where I stood.)

For the remainder of my trip, God favored me with many blessings. In addition, my question to God led me to a profound realization: God was calling me back to the Episcopal Church, where my faith journey began during my childhood.

After I returned to New York, I attended services at St. James’, and encountered Centering Prayer. I signed up for Education for Ministry, and I attended Homecoming and a Fellowship Meal. As I joined my fellow EfM participants in prayer on Education Sunday, I embraced God’s call with joy and gratitude by deciding that day to become a member of St. James’.

It is in this spirit of joy and gratitude that I will offer my 2017 pledge on Consecration Sunday, in recognition of God’s sovereign and abundant work in my life. The next step is to consider how I will be of service at St. James’. Of course, I will ask “God, where are you calling me next?”

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