• 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.


Thursdays @ St. James'

Thursdays, 4:45 - 6:00 p.m.

Thursdays for Families @ St. James' is a family favorite, and a defining experience for our children as they grow up in the Christian faith: An opportunity for mid-week worship, education, activities, and dinner for children and parents in a creative environment.

Appropriate for children ages 2-10, accompanied by their parents and/or caregivers.

What can you expect?

  • We hope to engage everyone in our parish, including our youngest members, in the most important thing we do: Worship together. Most weeks, Thursdays for Families includes a brief worship service with music, a homily from a member of the clergy, and prayers offered by the children. Once a month we go into the church, for our monthly Family Eucharist -- an entire service geared to young children and their families. It takes a form similar to our monthly Sunday morning Children's Eucharist, with age-appropriate homily, prayers and Communion. Family Eucharist dates are: Sept. 21, Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Dec. 21, Jan. 18,  March 15, April 19, May 17.
  • Enjoy creative education time as well, with crafts and activities designed to bring the Bible to life. We divide into two groups for age-appropriate activities and come together again for worship and dinner. The nursery is always available so that parents and caregivers can give attention to the older children knowing their infants are cared for.
  • A buffet dinner is served for all families at 5:30 p.m. We are all done by 6:00 p.m.

T.G.I. Thursday!

Thursday is the day to be at church!  In addition to our wonderful activities at 4:45 p.m., check out these other wonderful events for Children & Families:

  • 4:00 p.m. We Love to Sing (ages 0-4)

    Share the joy of singing with your little ones (ages 0-4). Miss Vicki accompanies on guitar. Register here.

  • 4:00 p.m.  Bible Stories & Legos (ages 4-6)

    Hear and talk about Bible stories and then build them out of Legos.

  • 4:00 p.m.  Primary Choir (ages 6-7)

    This choir sings twice each month at the 9:10 a.m. Sunday Eucharist. Many children choose to attend Thursdays for Families @ St. James' after choir. The group begins early music reading skills, choir ensemble basics, and continues learning fundamentals in an age-appropriate and fun rehearsal. Learn more.