• 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.


Sunday Mornings

NURSERY (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

The Nursery is open for ages 0-2. The same two caregivers are there to greet and love your little ones every week.

TODDLER & PRIMARY CLASSES (9:05 - 11:00 a.m.)

The Toddler Class (2-3 year olds) and  Primary Class (4-6 year olds) gather each week for a combined chapel service, led by one of the clergy, with lively singing, age-appropriate homily and prayers. The Holy Eucharist is offered on the 4th Sunday of the month.

After the chapel service, the Toddler Class returns to their classroom. The Primary Class continues with music, snack, lessons and crafts.  For Children's Eucharists (normally the 1st Sunday of the month), the Primary Class students attend worship with their parents.

WORSHIP (9:10 - 10:10 a.m.)

Children in 1st grade and older worship with their parents each week. The 9:10 a.m. service especially welcomes children and families and offers several opportunities for children and youth to participate actively. Each Sunday, children in grades 3 through 12 serve as acolytes; those in grades 5 and higher serve as lay readers; 8th through 12th graders serve as ushers; and 7th through 12th graders lead the prayers. Children 4 years old and older are encouraged to be a part of our incredible Children's Music program, Depending on level, Children's Choirs sing as regularly as every Sunday and as infrequently as once a month.

The first Sunday of the month is usually the Children’s Eucharist, though sometimes holiday schedules move that to a different Sunday. The children's choirs lead our worship, individual classes lead the prayers of the people, and all the children are invited sit on the floor for a homily geared toward our youngest parishioners. Children in the Primary Class also attend this service with their families. 

For young children attending the 9:10 or 11:15 a.m. services, worship packets are always available at the rear of the church and focus on teaching the Gospel lesson of the day.

CHURCH SCHOOL (10:15 - 11:00 a.m.)  

Church School is offered for children in first grade and older. We are blessed with a teaching staff with countless years of experience. We use the Seasons of the Spirit curriculum which is lectionary, arts and worship based.

Parents are invited to grab a cup of coffee in Donegan Hallway or Sunderland Hall, enjoy some conversation, and to join the Sunday Adult Forum in Coburn Hall, the Bible Study in the St. George Room, or the Parenting Forum on Children's Eucharist Sundays in Sunderland Hall at 10:30 a.m.


One Sunday a month, all ages come together for Helping Hands Sundays. Children, youth and adults work together on a project to help others. Some of our projects have been: making meals and desserts for the Shelter, making bag lunches for the Shelter, making table centerpieces for the Easter Pastoral Luncheon, assembling 1000 cutlery kits for NY Common Pantry. 2017-2018 dates are: Sept. 10, Nov. 26, Jan. 14, Feb. 18, March 18 and May 6, 

For more information, contact Vicki Hall.