• 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.



Family Fellowship

Family Fridays

It takes a village! Our children are valued members of our community of faith, and we want to make sure they feel welcomed and encouraged to make friends old and young. There's no better time to be had in NYC on a Friday evening than right here at St. James'! 

Movies, bingo, Casino night, Lego building, and service projects...fun for the whole family! We are continuing our service projects by Reaching Out to Our Neighbors. Each Family Friday we will: make 150-200 sandwiches to be taken that evening by one of our families to New York Common Pantry, assemble toiletry kits for our meal program guests, and make cards for our Christmas and Easter Pastoral Luncheon guests and for our Pastoral Visitors to take to our home bound and hospitalized parishioners.

Dates are: October 27, November 17, December 8, January 19, February 9, March 9, and April 20.

Play Groups

These groups are a wonderful way to meet parents of young children (ages 0-5) who are part of the St. James’ parish. A dedicated “caregiver group” is offered for working parents, but caregivers are welcome at all playgroups whenever personal schedules make it difficult for moms or dads to accompany their child. St. James’ playgroups are adult/child and are open to all who are interested. If you must come early or leave late to accommodate nap-time, please do! We would love to have you.

  • 0-12 months                  Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • 12-24 months                Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • 24-36 months                Fridays 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • 3-5 years                          Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
  • Caregiver group            Mondays 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Playgroup Fees: pledging members/non-pledging members and friends

Fall (Sept. - Dec.) $225/$275. Spring (Jan.- June) $275/$325. Full season, $475/$575.

Playgroup registration covers insurance, cleaning, and supplies. We continue to refurbish all toys and supplies in the nursery for the playgroups. We welcome donations of new toys and funds that can be used to purchase age-appropriate toys for each group.

  • Cash donations should be forwarded to Vicki Hall, marked for Nursery Toys and Supplies.