• 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.  |  Family Eucharist (Church)

    11:15 a.m.  |  Choral Eucharist (Church)

    6:00 p.m.  |  Candlelight Communion

    Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m.  |  Morning Worship

    Mon. - Fri., 5:30 p.m.  |  Evening Prayer

  • { 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.


Expectations and Responsibilities

Expectations and Responsibilities of a Vestry Member

Now there are a variety of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 

- 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 


Congregational Participation

  • Regular Sunday worship

  • Attend forums, special events and programs of the church in order to come to know and be known by the wider parish community

  • Serve as a Vestry Liaison to one or two standing committees or guilds

    • Attend committee meetings and events

    • Participate in planning for each meeting with chair and staff liaison

Parish Leadership and Representation

  • Demonstrate leadership in stewardship

    • Pledge to St. James’ at the start of the annual stewardship program with tithing as a goal

    • Take a leadership role as needed in annual stewardship program

    • Participate in stewardship calling throughout the year

    • Prayerfully consider making a planned gift to St. James’, becoming a member of The Kinsolving Society

    • Count the Sunday collection at least once each month

  • Support and encourage the ministry of the Rector

  • Support and encourage the staff in carrying out the mission of the church

  • Communicate responsibly with the congregation, the Vestry, the Rector, the staff and the community

Responsibility and  Activity as a Vestry Member

  • Attend all Vestry Meetings (normally 10 each year)

  • Participate in Vestry subgroups as required by the current work of the Vestry

  • Take part in budget development and review

  • Attend the annual Diocesan Convention at least once every three years

  • Participate in periodic mutual ministry review with the Rector and the rest of the Vestry

  • Attend annual Vestry retreat

  • Act as Vestry Greeter before Sunday Services at least once each month