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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.


Icon Writing Retreat

June 9-11, 2017

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Christine Simoneau Hales will lead an intensive weekend retreat introducing basic Byzantine Icon "writing" (making). The workshop will include some teaching about prayer, the history of icons, as well as instruction in the practicalities of writing icons using egg tempera and gold leaf gilding, based on the historic Russian Byzantine school of iconography. Together, we will each produce an 8x10 Icon panel with gold leaf of the Face of Christ (with a modern twist).

"Christine offers her students a rich spiritual experience through the teaching of Iconography.  No matter what your art experience, or lack of, you will be skillfully supported and guided through the process of creating your expression of this ancient art form. What an extraordinary, joyful opportunity!" - Starr R., Icon Retreat participant.


Friday, June 9 | 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Simple Supper at 5:30 p.m.)
Saturday, June 10 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Lunch at 1:00 p.m.)
Sunday, June 11 | 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. (Brunch at 12:00 p.m.)

Cost: $300.00 (includes materials and food)

About the Retreat Leader

Christine Simoneau Hales received a BFA in art and painting at Mass Art in Boston, and an MS in Art Therapy from the College of New Rochelle, NY. She studied Iconography with Vladislav Andreiv, the Nuns of New Skete, and Stephan Rene in London, and taught Icon Writing since 2006. Her icons are in several churches and private collections internationally. About her work, she writes:

"Since first encountering the icon in France, my art making has evolved into a process that brings me into daily contact with God's Presence and Love. As windows into heaven, the icons are relevant to Christians of any denomination. They are meant to be Holy Scripture in visual form."

Visit www.newchristianicons.com.


Contact Grace Beacham to learn more or register.