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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

    GET DIRECTIONS: Click here to get directions via Google Maps

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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.

Beautiful, Good, and True

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Parishioner Todd Stockdale reflects on what is "beautiful, good, and true"...and how his experience of those transcendent qualities at St. James' moves him to commit a percentage of his income to the work of God's Kingdom.

I personally like the intentionality surrounding these next three weeks leading up to Consecration Sunday. It’s a focused time for us to reflect on what God is doing in and through St. James. It seems to me that God is at work in many places and in many ways in our city, but there’s something about what God is doing here that has really captured me. I came to the episcopal church later in life, and I’ve only been a part of St. James for the past two years. When asked, “Why St. James?”, I usually turn my focus to this space right here, and what happens on Sundays. I know I’m not alone in seeing (and being moved by) the beauty of our worship. It’s something difficult for me to describe, but I felt “at home” here my first Sunday, and I think it has something with the beauty of our worship. I mean, Ancient philosophers would talk about things that were beautiful, good, and true… and oftentimes they would collapse these categories—such that if something were beautiful, that would mean it was good, and if something were good and beautiful, then it also had to be true. So, it was this initial encounter with the beautiful, the good, and the true that captured me.

But it’s also the weekly worship that keeps me tied to St. James. I love the theology that is embedded in our worship here. I like to pay attention to what we do when we worship and how this connects us to the story of what God is doing through Christ. I love the weekly practice of entering into this sacred space, coming forward to receive God’s gift in the Eucharist, to take Christ into myself as spiritual nourishment, and to feel strengthen as I return into the world to work—carrying Christ with me (or maybe, better put, being carried along by Christ). My giving practices have actually changed because of the theology embedded in the worship here at St. James. I mean, there are different ways that we all give of our resources, but I love the weekly practice of giving in the context of worship--to have what I give placed in the basket, and then to have the basket brought forward and placed on the table alongside the gifts of bread and wine… to have these gifts that are given to God, blessed and then given back to us and to a world in need. That moves me, and I’m thankful that at St. James I have the opportunity to participate in this practice of giving in worship in a beautiful way every week.

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