• 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.

Children & Youth

Being a chorister at St. James’ is a wonderful way to experience music across the centuries and reinforce faith-based formation in the church

Choristers learn healthy singing techniques and musicianship skills through fun and varied activities, including Orff instruments, handchimes and handbells.  Rehearsal techniques are planned to engage students at age- and developmentally-appropriate levels, incorporating kinesthetic, visual and auditory learning.  The age ranges indicated are a starting point for best social and pedagogical results.  We know that scheduling can be difficult; and every family and child is different, so please speak to Loraine if you have any questions. 

We want you involved, and everyone is welcome!

Cherub Choir (age 4-5)   Tuesdays 3:45-4:15, Primary Room

Children sing for monthly Children’s Eucharist services and learn music basics in an engaging, playful classroom setting. They discover their singing voice, learn to feel rhythm, and refine motor skills and early reading while learning simple songs. Children who have not reached their 4th birthday but will be turning 4 in the fall are welcome to join us.

Primary Choir (age 6-7, 5 by interview)   Thursdays 4:00-4:40, Ault Music Room

Children sing twice each month, for monthly Children’s Eucharist and on most third Sundays with the Junior Choir. This group begins music reading skills, choir ensemble basics and continues learning fundamentals in an age-appropriate and fun rehearsal. Thursdays for Families follows at 4:45.

Junior Choir (age 8-10)   Tuesdays 4:25-5:40, Ault Music Room

Children sing weekly at the 9:10 Sunday services throughout the school year. They develop increasing choral ability, independence and musicianship while building a sense of community, leadership and responsibility.

Youth Choir (age 11-18)   Sundays 11:00-11:45, Ault Music Room

Our advancing choristers sing every week at the 9:10 service, and will sing with both the Junior Choir and (adult) Canterbury choirs for most anthems, with an emphasis on multi-part singing and continued vocal technique, particularly for young men with changing voices and young women with growing ranges.