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When visiting or worshiping with us at St. James’, you will find a warm welcome and a beautiful church in which to pray. More importantly, we hope you find in this community and in our worship a living sign of Christ’s redeeming love for you and for all people.

We are a congregation made up of people who live in the neighborhood, all over Manhattan, in the other boroughs, and beyond. We come from six continents and range in age from newborn to nearly one hundred. We were raised in the Episcopal Church, in some other Church, or with no faith at all.

So what do we have in common? We are committed to worshiping together, growing in faith, connecting with each other, and serving God’s people in the city and the world.

Whatever brought you to St. James’ today, and whatever your perspective on faith and church might be, we are glad you’re here. Whether you’re a visitor from near or far, or looking for a church community to call your own, you are welcome here. God bless you now and always!

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How We Worship

Every Sunday, one of the clergy will be happy to meet with you right after the services. Just meet us by the bell at the back of the church. We’ll have a brief conversation about what led you to St. James’, where you are or how you hope to grow in your spiritual life, and what you are likely to experience at St. James’. Finding a church home can feel haphazard. We want to join you and support you in discovering what a life in Christ might mean for you.

If you want to go deeper, or find out more about the Christian faith, or how we at St. James’ seek to live out our faith, then we have several wonderful opportunities for you. The best place to start is St. James’ 101, a brunch between services where you will meet the clergy and some parishioners to learn about life at St. James’. Or perhaps the Christian faith is new to you, or you are seeking a renewed or deeper understanding of your faith? If that is true for you, we encourage you to learn more about our Catechumenate program, a 10-week class led by our clergy designed to help you explore the basics of Christian faith and what it means to call ourselves Christians in 21st century New York. And you certainly won’t go wrong by attending our weekly Sunday adult education offering, our wonderful and engaging teachings and conversations about the central figure of our faith.

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Of course faith isn’t just about what you know, or even about what you believe. The Christian faith is a lived faith, and a faith shared with others seeking deeper and transformed life in Christ. At St. James’, we are clear that finding your way into one of our Small Groups is a great next step toward experiencing the faith we share. Though our groups focus on different topics and meet in a number of different configurations, they are centered on a few core values: members of each group read and reflect on Scripture together, pray with and for one another, support one another in faith, and seek out opportunities to serve neighbors in need together.

We’re so glad you’re here. Even more, we’re thrilled you are wondering about what a life of faith might mean for you. We hope we’ll get to explore that together.