• Welcome to St. James'
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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

    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

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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.

Church is like a labyrinth


Parishioners Sue and Sophie Bennett teamed up to offer a mother-daughter perspective on what St. James' means to them. "Church is like a labyrinth," Sophie observed. A perfect image for the life of faith! Unlike mazes, of course, labyrinths always lead us to the center. The spiritual life is seldom a straightforward journey, even (and sometimes especially!) for those who are involved at St. James', but each and every experience can lead us closer to God in Christ. Read on to learn more about how the Bennetts witness God's love in and through St. James'...


I go to church every Sunday and I participate in acolyting, the Friday dinner program, and volunteering at the homeless shelter with my mom. I went on a mission trip to Haiti last February and I hope to go back again this February. I really like to acolyte because I feel involved with the church and with God. I really enjoy seeing the younger kids come to acolyte with smiles, and I like to help them get ready to do the jobs in the service. I also go to Sunday School, where we talk about the Gospel and explore the deeper meanings -- like how we can be God’s children and follow his ways through Jesus. I have made friends at church; church is where I can feel safe and where I don't feel judged. I feel St. James' is a really great community that I am very happy to be a part of and go through my journey with God in. Church is like a labyrinth. It is not a race, it’s the journey with God and Jesus and your relationship with them, following him in his steps and loving others and yourself.


Raising a child in this city, and as a single parent, can be tough and challenging. Having a safe place to pray, worship, and serve has been one of our lifelines in this crazy city. I love how comfortable Sophie is at St. James' and how involved both of us are. We volunteered together last night at the shelter. I knew that was something that we could share that would allow us to give something back in a small way. Watching her interact with the guests, and easily making them feel welcome, was wonderful to witness. Sophie and I are so thankful to be part of this family at St. James'. When I plan and pray about our annual stewardship commitment I reflect on the journey we are taking together and the many experience we share as part of this wonderful community.

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