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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

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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.

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2016 Santiago Pilgrimage

June 11-19, 2016

Craig Townsend will lead St. James' parishioners on a 70 mile hike from the north coast of Spain to the burial site of our patron, St. James

This summer, the Rev. Craig Townsend, Director of the Rockwell Center, will lead a dozen parishioners  to Spain for a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. This city in the northwest corner of the country has claimed since the ninth century to have the body of St. James, the disciple of Jesus for whom our parish is named. This is the fifth such pilgrimage undertaken by members of the church over the past 16 years; each has been different, and each has been spiritually powerful for those participating.

Pilgrimages always begin and end at home. Different from sight-seeing trips, pilgrimages call us from our doorsteps into sanctified time: intentionally journeying with God to places exotic (like Santiago or the Holy Land), and familiar (like our own city), that we might see and know God more clearly in our world, and be formed by the encounter in ways that help us to follow him in all times and places.

The pilgrimage to Santiago has been one of Christianity's most important journeys since the ninth century; millions of pilgrims have traveled any of several routes across Spain to pay homage to the saint and deepen their faith. It has been a traditional belief since the earliest days of the church that James and a few of his followers traveled to Spain shortly after the resurrection of Christ to spread the faith there. After his death, James' body was believed to have been miraculously transported back to Spain for burial. None of these traditions are historically verifiable; what is significant about this journey is literally walking in the footsteps of all the faithful who have gone before.

Our group will follow a less-known route called the "Camino Inglés," or English Route, that starts in the port of Ferrol on the north coast where English pilgrims would have landed after their sea voyage. (The main route, the Camino Frances, travels east-to-west across northern Spain; it was recently popularized in a Martin Sheen film, “The Way,” and has become quite crowded in the summer.) The Camino Inglés is very beautiful, with gorgeous views of the coastal fjords, but it is also strenuous: a couple of long days of walking, and many tough hills. We will walk from hotel to hotel for six days, and spend an extra day seeing more of the city of Santiago itself. 

The cost is $1900 per person, double occupancy, including all land transfers, all breakfasts, and three group dinners. The single supplement is $350. Airfare needs to be arranged separately. Please contact Craig for more information.

Here's a slideshow from the exploratory trip Craig and his wife Cathy took on the Camino Ingles last summer.

 

To see this slideshow on the Flickr site, with captions for each photo, click here.

 

Here's a slideshow from our last journey, along the Portuguese Route in June of 2014.

 

To see the slideshow on the Flickr site, with captions for each photo, click here.

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