• Welcome to St. James'
  • Worship Times
  • Directions/Map
  • 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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    { 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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Weddings

Holy Matrimony is the sacrament by which two people enter into a life-long union by making vows before God and the Church. 

A wedding at St. James’ celebrates Christian marriage and seeks God’s blessing on a couple’s life together. A Christian marriage implies a belief that faith will play an important role in your relationship. It also suggests that the couple embraces the dedication and disciplines required in Christian marriage. The service affirms a commitment and belief that marriage is a life-long covenant, undertaken through a vow of love and faithfulness, and by a desire for a shared life. Couples are prepared through a series of conversations with the clergy to explore the Christian understanding of marriage and to plan the service.

Couples considering marriage at St. James’ must be members of the parish or in the process of establishing membership through regular attendance at worship services, participation in parish ministries, and a financial commitment to the parish. At least one of the couple must be baptized. 

Weddings at St. James' are open to both opposite and same gender couples. The Episcopal Church is also open to the re-marriage of divorced persons, but it does require requesting the permission of the Bishop. 

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