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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

    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.


Thy Kingdom Come

Thursday, May 25 - Sunday, June 4

St. James' is joining the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Anglicans around the world in Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement that invites Christians to pray between Ascension Day (May 25) and Pentecost (June 4) for more people to grow in their relationship with Jesus.


Ascension Day  |  Thursday, May 25

We will begin on the Feast of the Ascension, 40 days after Easter. 

  • Optional simple supper at 6:00 p.m. in Sunderland Hall.

  • Festal Eucharist at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel, with sermon and music by the Compostela Ensemble. Our guest preacher will be the Rev. Yejide Peters, a dynamic young priest in our diocese. Yejide is rector of All Saints' Church in Briarcliff Manor. She is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, the University of Michigan, and Yale Divinity School. 

  • From 8:00-8:45 p.m., prayer stations will be set up in the church, allowing people to pray in a variety of ways and perhaps to experience a new form of prayer.

  • At 8:45 p.m., we will gather for a service of Sung Compline to conclude the evening.   


Resources for Daily Prayer  |  May 25 - June 4

The Day of Pentecost  |  Sunday, June 4

Our Thy Kingdom Come prayer challenge will conclude on the Day of Pentecost, 50 days after Easter, as we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples gathered in Jerusalem after Jesus' ascension  (Acts 2).

  • Festal Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. with sermon and music by the Canterbury and Compostela Choirs. Our guest preacher will be the Very Rev. Andrew McGowan, dean and president of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and McFaddin Professor of Anglican Studies. Professor McGowan is an expert on the life of early Christian communities and an inspiring preacher. Before arriving at Yale, he was Warden of Trinity College at the University of Melbourne an Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne, Australia.

  • After the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist, we will have a Festive Coffee Hour including our annual Summer Book Fair, with recommendations by the clergy and lay staff for great summer reads!