• 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

    GET DIRECTIONS: Click here to get directions via Google Maps

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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.


Youth Group

For you, O Lord, are my hope,
   my trust, O Lord, from my youth. Psalm 71:5

We encourage 6th-12th graders to find ways of making the church their own. We want our teenagers to know that they belong to the church and that the church belongs to them. Youth Group meets most Sundays from 10:15 until 11:00 a.m. Our youth serve as Ushers, Acolytes, choristers and lay readers at every 9:10 a.m. service. Special opportunities abound for both traditional and creative involvement in St. James’. Friends are always welcome! If you are a newcomer, we can't wait to meet you!

Get Involved

Education (September through May)

6th & 7th Grade Class
Sundays, 10:15-11:00 a.m. in the 5th Floor Meeting Room

  • Join our Middle Schoolers for games, snacks, and to dive deeper into the Scripture for the day! Adult Youth Advisors oversee this time of fun and formation.

Confirmation Class for 8th Grade
Sundays, 10:15-11:00 a.m. in the Kinsolving Room (2nd Floor)

  • Click here to learn about our year-long Confirmation program.  

Youth Group (for grades 9-12)
Sundays, 10:15-11:00 a.m., in the Crowder Youth Room (3rd Floor)

  • Candid conversations about current events. After we share Highs & Lows from our week, we pick a topic related to the morning's Bible texts to be our theme. Join the conversation!


  • Youth in 8th-12th Grade serve as Ushers and Head Ushers at the 9:10 a.m. service.  Interested? Contact Ryan Fleenor.
  • Youth serve as Acolytes, read from the Bible, and lead Prayers at 9:10 a.m. Email Vicki Hall to get involved.
  • Sing in the Choir with 3rd-12th Graders. 


Youth Host the Friday Night Dinner Program (September through May) 
2nd Friday of the Month, 5:30-9:00 p.m. in the Kitchen

  • 7th -12th graders are in charge of St. James' Friday Night Dinner Program on the 2nd Friday of the month from September through May. We cook dinner, serve guests, and wash dishes at this seated, three course meal for 90 homeless guests. Friends and first timers welcome! 


Throughout the year, Middle and High School students participate in special events including overnights at the church and trips out of town, the annual Christmas Pageant and Good Friday Children's service, a Superbowl Party, Talent Show, etc. Youth are invited to join parish-wide events, like Homecoming, making Advent Wreaths, Shrove Tuesday supper, etc. 

Youth Advisors
If you are interested in working with the Youth Group or chaperoning the Friday Night Dinner Program, contact Ryan Fleenor.