• Welcome to St. James'
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  • 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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    { Summer Sundays }

    8:00 a.m.  |  Holy Eucharist (Chapel)

    10:30 a.m.  |  Holy Eucharist (Church)

    6:00 p.m.  |  Candlelight Communion

    WEEKDAY WORSHIP
    Mon. - Thur., 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.

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Help the Homeless

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
- Hebrews 13:2

St. James’ takes seriously our Biblical mandate for hospitality, operating a 12-bed shelter for homeless men in partnership with Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. The shelter is staffed entirely by volunteer hosts, who provide a light meal and a safe and comfortable sleeping environment for our guests five nights each week.

The shelter space is located in the basement of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church on the corner of 73rd street and Madison Avenue, two blocks from St. James’.

Called to Serve?

In recent years, homelessness in New York City has reached its highest levels since the Great Depression with nearly 60,000 people without a home every night. While we cannot serve everyone, we can make a difference in the lives of 12 men.  And for those men, this difference means everything.

  • Volunteer as a Set-Up Host (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.): Welcome guests and serve a light snack.
  • Serve as an Overnight Host (8:30 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.): Stay the night in a private room and supervise breakfast and departure in the morning. Showers are available for those who need to go directly to work.

Hosts serve as individuals or pairs. Set-up hosts may also serve in small teams of up to four. Some of our hosts view volunteering as a great way to spend time serving God and the community as a couple, family, or friends. You must be 18 years or older to serve as an individual. Families are also welcome; children must be accompanied by a parent. Guests must be screened through the same process as regular hosts.

How do I get started?

Prospective hosts must attend an Open House or arrange for an orientation. From September through May, Open Houses are held on the first Sunday of every month at 1:00 p.m., meeting at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church.

If you cannot make a group orientation, individual training sessions may be arranged upon request.

It’s such a simple concept – give people a warm bed and good food, and it creates such a positive impact on their lives.”
- Lees, volunteer host
It’s a very simple ministry, and it’s rewarding. You know if you weren’t there the shelter wouldn’t open.”
 - Helen, volunteer host
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