• Welcome to St. James'
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  • For Children & Youth
  • What to Expect
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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 (Church)

    6:00 p.m.  |  Candlelight Communion

    Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m.  |  Holy Eucharist

  • { 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.


St. Jamesians (20s & 30s)

St. Jamesians are parishioners in their 20s & 30s who meet regularly for spiritual activities, service projects, and social events. Newcomers and friends are always welcome. The purpose of our group is to connect young adults to one another and to the whole parish. We are here to help you find ways of being a part of this community that you find meaningful, and that bring you joy.

Connect with the St. Jamesians 

Spiritually vibrant 

  • Spring Series with the Rector: The Parables (#parables, #mustardseed)
    Mondays, April 13 - May 11, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
    Spread the Good News and join the St. Jamesians’ hosted event as our fearless leader, the Rev. Brenda Husson, discusses the meanings behind the Parables in Scripture. All are welcome
  • Welcome the Bishop to St. James' on Sun. April 26
    The Bishop will visit St. James' to celebrate Confirmations at 9:10 a.m. and to preach at 11:15 a.m. St. Jamesians are invited to worship together at the 11:15 a.m. service.

Outreach oriented 

  • Help our Youth Group Host the Friday Night Dinner Program: March 13, April 10, May 8, 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
    St. James' weekly Dinner Program serves a seated, three course dinner to 90 homeless guests. Help the Youth Group take leadership of this awesome ministry. We'll teach you all you need to know! Find us in the Kitchen. Contact Sydney or Tricia to learn more or get involved. 
  • Serve for "Manhattan Mission Day" on Sat. March 21, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Come join in on the fun with the St. Jamesians as we make and distribute lunches at St. Mary's Church, Harlem (126th and Amsterdam). 15 volunteers are needed (first come, first serve), so please RSVP ASAP to Tricia or Gilbert
  • Save the Date: Parish-wide Grants Benefit
    This year's Spring Benefit will be a time for fun and fellowship as we raise money to support St. James' Grants Committee's beneficiaries, focusing on emergency food distribution. At the Opening Night Reception on May 5, get a first glimpse at the hugely popular Second Time Around Boutique and Antiques & Treasures, shop from a lovely selection of vendors, and enjoy fellowship over refreshments, including a wine tasting. Grab your friends and make this a memorable night out! On May 6, shop at Antiques & Treasures and select vendors, and enjoy special events throughout the day. You and your friends can linger over lunch or afternoon tea in our Spring Cafe. For more information, contact Grace Beacham.
  • Host the Dinner Program with other young adults on Fri. May 29
    We'll finish off the program year by hosting the Friday Dinner Program together. Contact Tricia to volunteer (or to be head chef!).

Faithfully friends 

  • Enjoy regular Sunday Brunches (September - May)
    Meet with other 20s & 30s at coffee hour following the 11:15 a.m. service on the third Sunday of every month to go out for a no-host brunch in the neighborhood. This is a great event for both newcomers and regulars. Upcoming dates: March 15, March 29 (Palm Sunday Brunch), April 19, May 17
  • Share an Agape Supper on Thu. April 2
    The St. Jamesians will share a table at the parish-wide Agape Supper on Maundy Thursday. Join us at 6:00 p.m. to enjoy a simple meal of lamb stew, couscous, salad, and fruit, before the worship service at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Celebrate Easter Day at a Parlor Steakhouse brunch!
    Join other 20s & 30s and the Rev. Ryan Fleenor at Parlor Steakhouse for a festive (self-funded) Easter brunch after the 11:15 a.m. service. Please RSVP to Susanna for an accurate head-count. 
  • Voice your Vote in the annual Vestry Election (Annual Meeting is May 10)
    St. Jamesian Sydney McCutcheon is running for Vestry election this year. Learn more about St. James' elected governing body, when to vote, and all the candidates -- and make sure your voice is heard on May 10!