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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

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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.


Program Alumni

The Lilly Program, 2003-2014 -- the forerunner of the Rockwell Center

The Lilly Program was so named because it was funded by a series of grants from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., as a version of its Transition-into-Ministry project. This consisted of 26 programs -- 12 based in congregations, like ours, and 14 based in institutions such as seminaries and national and regional denominational structures -- across a variety of Protestant denominations, all focused on providing individual mentoring and peer group learning and support to newly-ordained clergy.

In its original structure, the program brought two new clergy to St. James' to serve as full-time staff members for two years, with the grant paying for their compensation and a portion of Craig Townsend's compensation as the Coordinator of the Lilly Program. The Lilly Fellows assisted in all areas of ministry, learning from observation and participation, and taking a full share of responsibilities over time. Three such pairs served from 2003 to 2009.

In 2009, the Endowment informed all programs they needed to become self-supporting, and St. James' received a five-year grant to move in this direction by creating a cluster of congregations in Manhattan who would each hire one newly-ordained person. This soon was transformed into a version where the Dioceses of New York and Long Island placed any newly-ordained clergy they had in Manhattan or Brooklyn (and briefly, Queens) in the program. This led to the formation in 2015 of the Rockwell Center to work with all the newly-ordained clergy in the Diocese of New York. During these shifting versions, St. James' employed three new clergy as Lilly Fellows for two-to-three years each. In 2014, in recognition of the end of grant funding for this position, the title of Lilly Fellow was changed to Rockwell Fellow, in honor of our former Rector and retired Bishop of Missouri, the Rt. Rev. Hays Rockwell.

Here are the alumni of the program who served at St. James'.


The Rev. Adrian F. Dannhauser, Rockwell/Lilly Fellow 2013-15
Associate Rector, Church of the Incarnation, New York, NY

Church of the Incarnation is a Manhattan parish in Murray Hill. Adrian oversees several ministries there, including Mission and Outreach, Children and Families, Twenties and Thirties, and various other programs related to faith formation and fostering discipleship. She is also active in a number of ecumenical ministries and chairs the Task Force Against Human Trafficking for the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

[note that the transition to “Rockwell” occurred in the middle of Adrian’s tenure]


The Rev. Ryan Fleenor, Lilly Fellow 2010-13
Associate Rector for Spiritual Formation, St. James’ Church, New York, NY

Ryan is particularly responsible for coordinating worship ministries and initiatives in adult formation, including the Forum, Bible studies, small groups, retreats and more. Ryan sees his ministry as one of creating spaces---in worship and study, through mission and service, and in our daily conversations---where we can notice and respond to the ways God is at work in our lives, transforming us and equipping us as disciples of Jesus.


The Rev. Jonathan Eden, Lilly Fellow 2007-09
Associate Rector, Christ Church Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

Much of Jon's time is spent with the children, youth and young adults of the parish and the community that work with them. Jonathan’s passion for youth ministry extends beyond the parish as a member of the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center board of directors and in coordinating youth events for the Alewife Deanery. He is also one of the Friends of the Cambridge Homes, a senior living facility in Cambridge.


The Rev. Ann Benton Fraser, Lilly Fellow 2007-09
Rector, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Corinth, MS

Ann and the people of St. Paul's Church in Corinth, Mississippi, enjoy working together in racial reconciliation, showing up at the laundromat to lighten a load or two, and creating beautiful worship. Ann serves the diocese as President of the Standing Committee. 


The Rev. Carlye Hughes, Lilly Fellow 2005-07
Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, TX

I am rector at parish with a great sense of adventure, Trinity Episcopal Church in Ft. Worth, Texas. Right now we are preparing to meet the refugee family we are sponsoring and taking first steps towards a capital campaign. David has learned to say y'all with a Philly accent, we live next door to my Dad, and life is good. Please say hello if you are in the area!


The Rev. Spencer Potter, Lilly Fellow 2005-07
Rector, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Palmetto Bay, FL

This is an active and joyful church in a bedroom community just south of Miami. We added a contemporary music service this fall. Recently the youth group took a trip to Philadelphia to see the start of the Episcopal church, the church of the first African American Episcopal priest and where the first eleven female episcopal priests were ordained. All and all things are well.


The Rev. Kendra McIntosh, Lilly Fellow 2003-05
Chaplain, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics; Deputy Wing Chaplain, Air National Guard

Greetings from Wisconsin! I'm happy to report that your first Lilly Fellow (I did, technically, start a month prior to Allison Read) is a full-time chaplain. After a year-long residency at the Kansas City Veterans Administration Hospital, I became a Board Certified Chaplain and had found a new calling. Actually, I found two new callings: hospital chaplaincy and military chaplaincy. I joined the Air National Guard in 2012 and serve one weekend each month. At the hospital, I'm the Palliative Care chaplain and also work with the oncology and surgical units.


The Rev. Allison Read, Lilly Fellow 2003-05
College Chaplain, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

In this role, I serve on the College president's cabinet and administer campus life initiatives around the cultivation of respect, inclusion, and collaboration on campus. I oversee the Office of Spiritual and Religious life, which includes a diverse staff of chaplains, College religious life personnel, and chaplaincy affiliates to offer students opportunities to express and explore various faith traditions and worldviews. I also have responsibility for the use of the historic landmark Trinity College Chapel as a space for worship, music and the arts, student programs, and College occasions. I most love student spiritual formation, leadership development, and pastoral care and working with outstanding members of the faculty and professional staff at Trinity College.