• 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.


Care for children

Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.   
- Matthew 18:5

Prisons remove parents from the lives of millions of American children. Here in New York City, it is estimated that more than 100,000 children have parents who are serving time. International human rights advocates have called parental incarceration "the greatest threat to child well-being in the United States."

In 2006, St. James’ Church embarked on a ministry to transform the lives of children of incarcerated parents, and through relationships with them, to transform ourselves. St. James’ members volunteer in partnership with staff from The Osborne Association, an organization with an 80-year history of leadership in working with currently and formerly incarcerated men, women, and children and families affected by the incarceration of a loved one. Osborne staff provide training and support for St. James’ volunteers who participate in monthly activities and accompany the children on visits to see their parents in prison.


Called to serve?

  • Share the Joy with children this Christmas by giving gifts they've specially requested.

  • Volunteer at a Saturday activity. Past group activities have included mural painting, bowling, cooking classes, apple picking, and Mets games. The activities allow volunteers and children to get to know one another and have fun. Volunteers must pre-register, and there is a suggested donation for each activity; individuals over 18 and families with young children are both welcome to attend. 

  • Chaperone a prison visit.  Albion Prison is located upstate in a rural area difficult to reach for many families of the women imprisoned there. You can support children and their incarcerated parents to maintain family ties. Groups of St. James’ parishioners travel together, joining children, other family members, and Osborne staff. Day and overnight trips happen several times a year. Training is required.

  • Donate gifts and supplies.  Help collect school and dorm room supplies for children heading off to college.

  • Contact parishioner Elaine Connelly for more information.

You are truly an inspiration to me. You have made me see that God truly works through people…
You gave of yourself to my children, and me.
- A mother incarcerated at Albion Prison