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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.

Living Stones

Tuesday reflections on life and memory by Andrew Lawton   


We passed by countless sheep and donkeys grazing on green shoots under the shade of small trees. It is bucolic and serene. But it is only a fraction of the truth. This thin skin of life, green and calm is stretched to breaking over steep hills and valleys. The earth jumps in impossible angles rising and sinking rapidly between thickets of ever-larger hills and deeper valleys. It is as if the earth forgot to settle.

And in this movement the calm green is broken, and in the breaking are stones upon stones, upon stones. The ancient earth is full of teeth, white and shining. And there among the white hard stones are the white hard stones of memory, the remaining stones of lives lived, the ruins. Some beautiful, some simple, some barely there: all are dusty and decaying. And in this land of arches and tombs, dust and shard, and past remembered and forgotten, there is something else too. There are stones without dust. There are stones that are not dead. There are living stones.

These stones are the Christians living in the land since Peter preached to them at Pentecost. These living stones remember not only the past but live the present and hold to the future. What a pleasure to join in with them to proclaim God’s good news, that Jesus, the man from down in Nazareth and who went up to Jerusalem, is Christ crucified. What a privilege to join with them in proclaiming that Jesus, who went back down to the Sea of Galilee in search of Peter, is inviting us also to participate in God’s work of reconciling, delivering, and healing the world.

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