• 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

    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.


Daily Prayer


St. James' gathers for daily prayers throughout the week, in addition to our services on Sunday. Please join us as often as you can! Our doors are open to all.

The Church is open for prayer and meditation on Sundays from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come pray in the quiet of the Church, and light a candle amidst the busyness of the city.


MORNING WORSHIP  |  Mon. - Fri. 8:00 A.M.

Morning Prayer (Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.)
This simple morning service is the perfect way to begin each day centered in prayerful attention to God. A 20-minute service, it includes Psalms, Bible readings and prayers, and is led by specially trained lay members of the parish.

Holy Eucharist (Wednesday)
At the center of our week is an intimate celebration of Holy Communion in the Chapel. This 30-minute service includes a short homily by one of the clergy. From September through May, it is also followed by the Wednesday Bible Study, to which all are welcome.

EVENING PRAYER  |  Mon. - Fri. 5:30 P.M.

Join us for this 20 minute service of Psalms, Bible readings and prayers. This service is immediately followed by Lectio Divina (a meditative way of reading the Bible) on Mondays, and Centering Prayer on Tuesdays, both of which meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Baptistry.


Tuesday at 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
Do you long for some moments of stillness and quiet attention to God in your life? Centering Prayer is a meditative form of prayer oriented toward the cultivation of interior silence or "centering." Centering Prayer groups support each other in the discipline. For more information, email Matthew Leaycraft.


Thursdays at 4:45 p.m.
During the academic year, Thursdays for Families @ St. James’ offers Christian education, fun and creative crafts, age-appropriate and accessible worship, and a buffet dinner for children ages 2-10 and their parents or caregivers. Once per month, this includes a celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the Church. All are welcome! Contact Vicki Hall to learn more.


At the center of the Anglican spiritual tradition is a practice of saying daily morning and evening prayers. These services are often referred to as "the Daily Office," and can be found near the front of the Book of Common Prayer.

We offer Morning Prayer at St. James' Monday through Thursday, with a service of Holy Eucharist on Wednesdays. For parishioners unable to attend that service, or for anyone who would like to learn more about how to incorporate this practice into their lives, we offer a few online resources to help introduce this form of prayer, including websites and apps for smartphones and tablets that allow you to say the Office wherever you may be.