• 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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    { 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.

Who do you think you are?

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Who do you think you are? Do you think of yourself as a child of God? A Christian? A member of the Body of Christ? A worker in the vineyard? An inheritor of grace? One of the people of Israel -- the Israel of the Old Testament as well as the Israel of the New Testament? A stranger in a strange land? A living stone, built into a spiritual house? God has made us a people: do we remember that our identity is given to us by God, or do we try to build an identity for ourselves? How are we to live in the world as one of God's people when the world wants us to be one of its people?

Starting this Sunday, the clergy are excited to explore these questions of our Christian identity in a summer-long preaching series at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services, "Who Do You Think You Are?" The assigned readings at these services, in addition to the gospel passage, will include highlights from the stories of Samuel, David, and Solomon in the Old Testament. The struggles of ancient Israel with their identity as the people of God -- who is our king? what sort of kingdom are we? -- are the struggles that Jesus addressed in his time and that we need to address continually today. We prize our individuality and independence as twenty-first-century Americans; it is a hardship to acknowledge that neither we nor our nation are ultimately in charge. Who, then, do we think we are in the kingdom of Christ? 

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