• 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

    11:15 a.m.  |  Choral Eucharist

    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.




Children & Families

Parents are their children’s first and best teachers. We see ourselves as partners with parents in helping children learn about the love of Jesus and coming to know God. Our greatest hope for your children, though, is not just that they will know about God, but that they become engaged and participating members of this Christian community and are followers of Jesus.

Although we do have an exceptional Church School, St. James' family programming is much more. We offer an experience of the love of God to the whole family in a variety of contexts: a vibrant 9:10 a.m. Family Eucharist on Sundays, through worship and education at Thursdays for Families @ St. James', children's and youth choirs for all ages, age-appropriate play groups, and family and inter-generational fellowship occasions.

Sunday School is new each week!

Sunday School begins immediately following the 9:10 a.m. Worship Service. We offer education for all ages:

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   Nursery
9:05 - 11:00 a.m.   Toddler Class and Primary Class
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.   Sunday School for grades 1-5
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.   Middle School Youth Group for grades 6-7
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.   Confirmation Class for grade 8
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.   High School Youth Group for grades 9-12

Thursdays for Families @ St. James'

Thursdays for Families at St. James is our mid-week worship, education, activities, and dinner for children and parents in a creative environment. We Love To Sing, choir for K-2nd Grade, and Bible Stories & Legos begins the afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Then from 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. enjoy worship and education including crafts and activities that bring the Bible to life. We will celebrate the Eucharist together in the church on September 21, October 26, November 16, December 21, January 18, March 15, April 19 and May 17. Followed by a buffet dinner for families. Register today!

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Playgroups meet all week

Our playgroups are a wonderful way to meet parents of young children (ages 0-5), caregivers and children within the St. James' community. St. James' playgroups are adult/child and are open to all who are interested. Register today! 

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Continuing family service opportunities

  • Helping Hands Sundays: on Holiday weekends all Sunday School classes meet in the Primary Room for a service project. Come join when you are in town October 10, November 26, January 14, February 18, March 18, and May 6.

  • Reaching Out to our Neighbors: At the start of each Family Friday we make sandwiches for the NY Common Pantry, make cards for home-bound parishioners and assemble toiletry kits for our dinner and shelter guests. Family Friday dates are: October 27, November 17, December 8, January 19, February 9, March 9 and April 20.

  • Early Shift at the Shelter: Perfect for families, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. shifts are available every night in the St. James'/MAPC Overnight Shelter. Contact Susana Ferrer for more information. 

  • Bake for the Shelter: Bake cookies, cupcakes, brownies, etc. and deliver to the shelter when the guests arrive. Contact Vicki Hall to get involved. 

  • Search and Care: Looking for an ongoing opportunity to share with your child? An hour a week or every other week will help keep a senior in their home through Search and Care. There are many clients who would love regular visits. A walk around the block, help getting groceries or medications, help with caring for their pet, the possibilities are limitless. If interested, contact Robin Strashun (212-289-5300 x 203) the Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator to schedule a 45 minute appointment.