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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.

When you seek me

Parishioner Campbell Wharton shares his Lenten reflection. Campbell is a St. Jamesian, member of the Vestry, chorister, and is lucky enough to get to read books for a living.


In corporate America, you'll often hear the term "managing up." Make sure you're showcasing your work constantly. Be visible to those above you. It can be rather exhausting!

This Lenten season, I decided to give "managing up" a new meaning. In recent years, instead of trying to give something up for Lent, I've taken on something additional in order to make this a profound time of spiritual renewal leading up to Jesus' death, and finally new life. So this year, I've been thinking of how to better "manage up" with my relationship with God. 

I think it starts with listening. Listening is not my best trait, but something I work hard at during Lent.

For me, it first starts with finding that place of stillness and calm to be fully present with God at the beginning of each day. I start my mornings in Lent in quiet, meditating on this passage:

"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."  -- Jeremiah 29:13 

Early in the morning is a great time for listening and to hear the voice of God through prayer. Henri Nouwen often writes about how to find discernment in a noisy, fast paced world. He reminds us that in stillness God can be a gentle guide in everything we do. 

Now that is something to manage up for. 

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