• 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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    { 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

    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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Start Here

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Welcome!

I’m Brenda Husson, the Rector at St. James’ (in the Episcopal Church, the Rector is the senior priest or minister), and because you just clicked on the “start here” icon, I assume you are at least a little curious about where we at St. James’ might want to take you. The answer to that is quite straightforward: deeper into a life with God through Christ.

Of course, you may well ask, "What on earth does that mean?" Rather than provide my answer, we want to help you discover for yourself what a life in Christ might look like. It begins in weekly worship; from there we hope you'll go further...

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First Steps

  • Every Sunday I or one of my clergy colleagues will be happy to meet with you right after the 9:10, 11:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. services. Just meet me by the bell at the back of the church. We'll head up to my office for a brief conversation (no more than 30 minutes) about what led you to St. James', where you are or would like to be in your spiritual life, and what you hope to find through becoming involved at St. James’. Finding a church home can feel haphazard. First Steps hopes to take some of the guess-work out of figuring out whether St. James’ may be that place for you.

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Grow in Faith

  • If you want to go deeper, or find out more about the Christian faith, or how we at St. James' seek to live out our faith, then we have several wonderful opportunities for you. The best place to start is our 4-week, clergy-led New Member Class, offered several times each year. Or perhaps the Christian faith is new to you, or you are seeking a renewed or deeper understanding of your faith? If that is true for you, I'd encourage you to learn more about our Catechumenate program, a 10-week class I lead each spring designed to help you explore the basics of Christian faith and what it means to call ourselves Christians in 21st century New York. And you certainly won't go wrong by attending our weekly Sunday adult education offering, the Jesus Project, which is full of wonderful and engaging lectures about the central figure of our faith. 

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Small Groups

  • Of course faith isn’t just about what you know, or even about what you believe. The Christian faith is a lived faith, and a faith shared with others seeking deeper and transformed life in Christ. At St. James', we are clear that finding your way into one of our Small Groups is a great next step toward experiencing the faith we share. Though our groups focus on different topics and meet in a number of different configurations, they are centered on a few core values: members of each group read and reflect on Scripture together, pray with and for one another, support one another in faith, and seek out opportunities to serve neighbors in need together.


I’m glad you clicked on that "start here" icon. Even more, I’m thrilled you are wondering about what a life of faith might mean for you. I hope we’ll get to explore that together.

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Brenda (yes, everyone calls me Brenda)

 

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