Worship Times

Sundays in the Church
8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
with Choir and Church School.

Coffee, tea and refreshments are
served in Centennial Hall (lower level)
after both services.

Staffed Nursery (Chester Street entrance)
opens at 9:15 a.m.

Wednesdays in the Chapel
7:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist 


Contact Information

St. James Episcopal Church
355 West Maple Road
Birmingham, MI 48009

Phone: 248.644.0820
Fax: 248.644.4405

Church Office Hours: M-F; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For pastoral emergencies, contact
The Reverend Josh Hoover at 810.620.5402


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        A Warm Welcome to St. James Church

At each hour of the day, the bells of St. James ring out across the city of Birmingham, with a reminder not only of the time but God’s eternal love. We are grateful that our church is located downtown, and strive to bring the heart of Christ into the heart of the city and surrounding communities by faithful proclamation of the Gospel, the life of prayer and service to the poor, and the joy of Christian fellowship.
This website has been constructed to give a quick snapshot into our life, and we hope it serves as an introduction to who we are, what we believe and ways to connect with our parish family. As you read through its pages, you’ll find material about prayer, worship, fellowship and service, all of which are meant to help you explore developing a deeper spiritual life. We are a community of believers and seekers that cares for one another, and welcomes newcomers with grace.

If something here inspires further exploration, we hope you will take the next step and contact us or visit us next Sunday for worship. Please contact us at: churchoffice@stjamesbirmingham.org.

        The Reverend Joshua  A. Hoover 
        Begins His Ministry at St. James

The St. James Vestry is extremely happy to announce that The Reverend Joshua A. Hoover has accepted the call to serve St. James Episcopal Church, Birmingham, and is appointed Priest-in-Charge by The Right Reverend Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr.

Josh Hoover comes to us from St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Fenton, Michigan, where he has served as Rector for nine years. Josh is a 2002 graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. He is a 1994 Cum Laude graduate of Alfred University with a Bachelor of Arts.

Josh, his wife Allie, and their three children, William, Julia and Timothy are looking forward to joining our St. James family and moving to the Birmingham area.

Josh launched his ministry with St. James on Sunday, January 4 serving as celebrant at worship services.

The parishioners of St. James joyfully anticipate the participation of Josh, Allie and their children in our parish life.

        Upcoming Special Events    


It's Time to Say THANK YOU... and Bake!
4-5 p.m.
SJ Kitchen
Contact Pastor Chris for details (chris@stjamesbirmingham.org) or click on the weekly bulletin insert- The Light.


Holy Eucharist
8 & 10 a.m.


Church Offices CLOSED
Have a safe and happy July 4th holiday


Let's Go to the Movies
Join Pastor Chris at the movies.
Look for details on Monday afternoons on the St. James Facebook or contact Pastor Chris at chris@stjamesbirmingham.org


9 - 11 a.m.

St. James Book Club
Will not meet in June, July or August
See you on September 12 at 11 a.m. in the Lounge 


Bell Choir (Rehearsal)
On Summer Break
6:30 p.m.
Glenn Burdette, Director of Music Ministries 


Early Morning Worship
7 a.m. 
Followed by fellowship in the Lounge

Bible Study 
On Summer Break
Noon - 1 p.m. 

Senior Choir (Rehearsal)
On Summer Break
7:15 p.m.
Choir Room 
Glenn Burdette, Director of Music Ministries 


355 West Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009

It’s easy and convenient to park for Sunday services. Parking is free on Sundays at City of Birmingham parking decks and metered spaces. The Chester Street parking deck is located just across the street from St. James on the west side of the building. Street parking can be made on Maple, Chester and Martin streets - all adjacent to St. James. The handicapped entrance to St. James is located on Martin Street, the street south of the building. Handicapped parking is available under the overhang at the St. James Martin Street entrance. The Chester Street parking deck has handicapped spaces located next to the elevators.