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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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    { Worship With Us }

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

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

    11:15 a.m. | Choral Eucharist

    6:00 p.m.  |  Candlelight Communion

    WEEKDAY WORSHIP
    Mon. - Thur., 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.

A witness to God's presence

Parishioner Patrick Kidd reflects on how renal failure helped him to find a more expansive sense of God's Holy Spirit working within him -- and why he pays-it-forward by praying with and for others. Read on...

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Throughout the years I have been a parishioner at St. James’, I have felt drawn into participating in a number of different programs and ministries. And I would like to share with you one ministry in particular that is very much a part of my involvement here.

Two years ago, St. James’ clergy initiated the practice of offering “ashes to go” outside Hunter College by the 68th street Subway exit and I volunteered to be a part of that – with more than a little trepidation. That folks going to or from work or study should stand in lines on the sidewalk to receive ashes from a priest or lay minister was incredible to me – but they did just that. Even more profound was that after the imposition of the ashes, we asked the recipient if they would like a prayer of healing or for any life situation for themselves or anyone else, and without exception, everyone had a prayer request.

I did too.  For it was at this time I found myself facing renal failure, which ultimately led to having a kidney transplant. But I told Brenda about this as we stood on the corner outside the subway station that morning. 

From then on, it meant so much to have parishioners and clergy not only pray for a successful transplant and for healing, but also who were very much present with me throughout the experience, including visiting me in hospital pre- and post-operation. Receiving communion in hospital right after that life-saving procedure, gave a whole new, and more profound meaning to the gratitude expressed in the Eucharistic liturgy. I also could not go through this painful and complicated transplant process without being transformed spiritually. With the help of prayer – my own and that of everyone around me – I really was able to accept and embrace the situation without being brought down by it. I have certainly come through the past two years with a more expansive sense of God’s Holy Spirit working within me.   

The Ministry of Healing Prayer we offer after worship each Sunday is to me, a witness to God’s presence in our lives and it is a privilege to share, alongside another Lay Minister, prayers of whatever is requested by parishioners, who choose to join us at the altar, over in the side chapel.

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