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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

    6:00 p.m.  |  Candlelight Communion

    Mon. - Thur., 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.


The Forum

Coburn Hall. Sundays, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

The Forum is an important resource for Christian formation at St. James' Church. Designed to delve deeply into the central topics of the Christian faith, The Forum is a space to engage with our clergy and special outside presenters about the things that matter most. Grab a cup of coffee and join us. 

The Forum runs concurrently with Church School, following the 9:10 a.m. Eucharist and before the 11:15 a.m. Choral Eucharist.


Being Church: Ancient Modern Faith

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

500 years ago, the Protestant Reformation reshaped the Christian faith. We’ll mark the anniversary of that seismic period this year by focusing on what it means to be the Church today. Drawing wisdom from the first century followers of Jesus, we’ll explore the contours of 21st century faith: What’s essential and unchanging, what new things are afoot, and how we can best serve Jesus as his disciples.


February 5  |  The Very Rev. Andrew McGowan 

Andrew McGowan was appointed Dean of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in 2014. An Anglican priest and historian, his scholarly work focuses on the life of early Christian communities, and on aspects of contemporary Anglicanism. His most recent book, Ancient Christian Worship (2014) seeks to describe discursive and ritual practice in the ancient Church. Before coming to Yale, Professor McGowan was Warden of Trinity College at the University of Melbourne, and a Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, Australia. 


February 12  |  The Rev. Carol Anderson

Carol Anderson is one of the key leaders in the modern Episcopal Church, having retired in 2010 as the longtime Rector of All Saints' Church in Beverly Hills, California. Under her leadership, All Saints’ grew substantially in virtually every ministry area—from small groups, pastoral care, and assistance services for the homeless to ministry with specific groups, including 20s/30s, seniors, and LGBT Christians. Anderson is the author of Knowing Jesus in Your Life, a book that explains how Christians can have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.


February 19  |  The Rev. Canon Altagracia Perez-Bullard

Altagracia Perez-Bullard is currently Canon for Congregational Vitality in the Diocese of New York, having served for close to 30 years in urban multicultural congregations in Chicago and Los Angeles. She holds a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from Claremont School of Theology in California. In her role with the Diocese, Canon Perez-Bullard works with lay leaders and clergy to identify their needs for training and development as we seek to build healthy congregations for ministry in 21st century New York. 


February 26  |  The Martyrdom of Polycarp: A dramatic reading

Parishioner Stephen de Francesco performs a dramatic reading of "The Martyrdom of Polycarp," one of the very few writings that survive as a firsthand account of the persecution of early Christians. Polycarp was Bishop of Smyrna around the years AD 155-160. A trained voice actor, Stephen has also performed "The Gospel according to Mark" at St. James'. 


Questions? Contact the Rev. Ryan Fleenor at rfleenor@stjames.org