• 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

    11:15 a.m.  |  Choral Eucharist

    6:00 p.m.  |  Candlelight Communion

    WEEKDAY WORSHIP
    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

    MAP FOR EMAILING OR PRINTING: Click here for more map options

    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.

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Serve

Throughout his earthly ministry, Jesus called his followers to lives of service, compassion, and justice. As Jesus’ disciples in the 21st century, we too are called to serve others, especially those who are homeless, hungry, and poor. Through St. James’ Mission and Service programs, parishioners young and old provide support and comfort to people in need in New York City and in other parts of the world. In so doing, we are transformed into brothers and sisters in Christ, and come to know ourselves and others as beloved children of God. 

Living our faith at St. James'

A QUICK GUIDE & INVITATION TO MINISTRIES

Feeding the hungry: Meal Programs

Join our Tuesday Lunch and Friday Dinner Programs as we prepare and serve seated meals for our neighbors in need.

NEW! Food Pantry

St. James' partners with St. James, Fordham, to help run a Food Pantry for their neighborhood. Help to organize and distribute food every second Saturday -- all ages are welcome and encouraged! 

Offering hospitality to the homeless:

In partnership with Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, St. James' volunteers run a twelve-bed men's overnight shelter. There are many ways to get involved, from assisting with the space, preparing snacks, or serving a shift as an Evening or Overnight Volunteer.

Connecting with children:

St. James' partners with the Osborne Association to support the children of incarcerated parents. With volunteer assistance, we offer fun monthly events for kids and their caregivers, and help chaperone visits to their mothers, who are incarcerated in Albion State Prison. 

Supporting displaced peoples:

Through our partnership with the International Rescue Committee, St. James' hosts newly-arrived refugees as they start a new life in the city. We aspire to grow our work focused on asylum-seekers and migrants. Please let us know if you would like to help us explore!

Expanding our reach:

Every year, St. James' Grants Committee awards grants to small community-based organizations to carry out their mission in our city. Grants are funded by the Second Time Around thrift sales, which are held here in the spring and fall.

Deepening international relationships:

St. James' has a long-term relationship with St Vincent's Center for Children with Disabilities in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and seeks to support students and teachers through visits and programming.

Be in touch!

We would love to talk with you about how you can discover and use your spiritual gifts and get more involved in the life of our community. Keep a lookout for our "Mission Brunches" throughout the year, and don't hesitate to be in touch to learn more!

 

Contact Windsor Jones (212-774-4236) to learn more or get involved.

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