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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

    GET DIRECTIONS: Click here to get directions via Google Maps

    MAP FOR EMAILING OR PRINTING: Click here for more map options

    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.


2018 Vestry Voting Information

Annual Meeting + Vestry Voting

St. James’ Annual Meeting and Parish Election will be held at 10:15 a.m., between the 9:10 and 11:15 a.m. services on Sunday, May 6. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend. This year, the Annual Meeting will offer a fun foretaste of our next Parish Weekend Away, as well as  brief reports from parish leadership and the completion of voting for the 2018 Vestry Election. Details about the election are described in this booklet, on bulletin boards throughout the church, and online at stjames.org/vestry2018.

Election Overview

The parish will elect one Warden, and Jennifer Charrington has been nominated. Four Vestry members will be elected, each for a three-year term. The Nominating Committee has nominated seven parishioners for consideration: Sue Bennett, Hugh Boston, Elaine Connelly, Susanna Guffey, Elizabeth Littlejohn, Bob Stinson, and Nina Whiting.  

Recommendation to move to a fixed slate election

At its February 2018 meeting, St. James' Vestry voted to recommend that the parish consider a change to our bylaws, to move from contested elections for Vestry service to having the parish elect a fixed slate of candidates. Please click to learn more about the Vestry's recommendation and the voting process. Adoption of this year’s annual resolution requires the favorable vote of a majority of the votes cast on this resolution.  

How to Vote in the Parish Election

Who Can Vote
All baptized parishioners of 18 years or older who have been in regular attendance at worship services at St. James’ and are contributors of record are encouraged to vote. Rules of eligibility will be enforced per the parish by-laws.

How to Vote by Absentee Ballot
Any person eligible to vote may request an absentee ballot by writing to or telephoning Rosa Gentile, Administrative Assistant to the Rector, at 212-774-4251, or by applying to her in person. Absentee voting will be structured to reveal the name of the voter, but the ballot itself will be unsigned. 

Absentee ballots must be received no later than the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on Wednesday, May 2, so that the eligibility of the voter may be confirmed. Parishioners who wish to vote in this manner must allow for the vagaries of the mail. It will not be possible to send or receive absentee ballots by fax or e-mail. 

How to Vote in Person
Any person eligible to vote may do so in person at the church, 865 Madison Avenue. Voting hours will be announced.