• 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.


Pastoral Care

St. James’ serves as an extension of Christ’s love and care to our parishioners and members of the community.  If you are ill, anticipating surgery, bereaved or experiencing difficulties in your life, our clergy and lay volunteers are ready to listen, visit, pray with you, and keep your confidences.

If you would like to speak with a member of the clergy about a pastoral issue, or to place someone on our prayer list, please email the clergy at pastoralcare@stjames.org.

Healing Prayer Ministry

After Sunday worship services, commissioned lay Healing Prayer Ministers offer the laying on of hands and prayers in the Chapel. All are invited to receive these prayers for themselves or for someone they love. Parishioners are chosen for this ministry because of their faithful prayer life, their willingness to reach out to those in need, and their trustworthiness in keeping confidences. Initial instruction followed by occasional meetings for mutual support and reflection provide ongoing spiritual growth and training for the Healing Prayer Ministers.

Lay Eucharistic Ministry

The Lay Eucharistic Ministers represent the Church beyond its walls and are living reminders that the sick and infirm are integral parts of the community which is the body of Christ. In teams of two, Lay Eucharistic Ministers carry pre-consecrated Holy Communion to hospitalized parishioners and those who are permanently homebound due to age or infirmity. They also visit those who are temporarily incapacitated, either recovering from surgery, illness, or unable to attend church due to their own roles as caregivers, including mothers of new infants.

Pastoral Apartment

A small apartment in the Parish House is made available to a refugee through a partnership with the International Rescue Committee. A team of volunteers helps care for the apartment and its guests.