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

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

For pastoral emergencies, contact Pastor Chris Gannon at ext. 7203

Phone: 248-644-0820
Fax: 248-644-4405
churchoffice@stjamesbirmingham.org

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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.

 

        Upcoming Special Events  

NOW

CROP Walk
Sunday, October 5
1:45 p.m. (Meet at the First Methodist Church)

Get Ready for this Year’s CROP Walk!!

Think about this:

• Nearly 1 billion people now live in poverty worldwide.
• In the U.S., nearly 43 million don’t have enough to eat.
• Around 18,000 children die every day from hunger-related causes.
• Hunger is preventable.

Are you hungry? How hungry are you? What if you had to go without food for a day or several days? That’s the reality for millions of people around the world. And you can do something about it! Join the CROP Hunger Walk!

Sign up at and raise funds to help hungry people in our community and around the world.  Both youth and adults please mark your calendar for Sunday, October 5th and join us for the CROP Walk.  You can participate in these ways:

1) You can join our team and walk!  It’ll be great to have a group of walkers from St. James. You can set your own fundraising goal and easily ask your friends and family for their support. You can add your name to our team online and start raising money for the walk. http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/goto/stjames2014

2) Can’t make it that day?  You can still raise money to help end hunger! Go to: http://hunger.cwsglobal.org/goto/stjames2014 and click on “Donate” and then “Support a Team” and you’ll find the link to “St. James Episcopal Church”.

The walk takes place at 2pm.  We’ll gather at the First United Methodist Church at 1:45 to get everybody registered!

NOW

The St. James Preschool is expanding! We are excited to be able to offer:

  • Early Bird program from 7-9 a.m.
  • Traditional Morning Preschool from 9 - 11:30 a.m.
  • “Lunch Bunch” program for those who want to stay until 12:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon Preschool program from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Extended Day program from 2 - 6 p.m.

For more information on the St. James Preschool, contact Shar Wickens, Preschool Director, at preschool@stjamesbirmingham.org or 248.644.0820, ext. 7103.

Don't forget to ask about our Church Member discount! 

SEP 24

Bible Study
Meets every Wednesday
Noon - 1 p.m. in the Lounge
Open to everyone in the community. Bring your lunch and enjoy this weekly bible study lead by Pastor Chris Gannon.

Wednesday Community Dinners
6-7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Reservations for dinner are required by Monday at Noon.  Meals are $8.00. Contact the Church Office at 248.644.0820, ext. 0 or churchoffice@stjamesbirmingham.org to say you and a friend (or two) are coming!

Please note that this important ministry of hospitality is generously subsidized by the church. Donations are always welcome.

SEP 28

Holy Eucharist 
8 & 10 a.m. in the Church

Adult Forum
9:05 a.m. in the Centennial Hall
Mission: Possible 2014 recap of the outreach that was done in Pontiac during the summer by the youth. 

Rite 13/ J2A
9 a.m. in the Youth Room

Junior Choir Rehearsal
11:30 a.m. in the Choir Room

G.A.P. (God's Awesome People) Youth Group
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Sunday, October 5 & 19
1 - 3 p.m. in the Youth Room
Middle School and High School youth meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.

We will begin the program year with a special celebration in the Upper Rooms (that's the three rooms on the 3rd floor of the church). Come check us out! There will be food, games and amazing activities to inspire. Questions? Contact Chris Gannon at chris@stjamesbirmingham.org

OCT 4-9

Walking the Way Labyrinth
In the Church

OCT 5

Holy Eucharist 
8 & 10 a.m. in the Church

Adult Forum
9:05 a.m. in the Lounge

Rite 13/ J2A
9 a.m. in the Youth Room

Junior Choir Rehearsal
11:30 a.m. in the Choir Room

G.A.P. (God's Awesome People) Youth Group
1 - 3 p.m. in the Youth Room
Middle School and High School youth meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Sunday, October 5 & 19

Join us in the Upper Rooms (that's the three rooms on the 3rd floor of the church). Come check us out! There will be food, games and amazing activities to inspire. Questions? Contact Chris Gannon at chris@stjamesbirmingham.org

 Visit our SPECIAL EVENTS page for more information on The Adventures of FLAT JESUS.  

SAT

Knitters
9 - 11 a.m. in the Lounge
Everyone is invited to join the Knitters. Drop in when you can. Beginner knitters are especially welcome! For more information, please contact the Church Office at ext. 7200 or churchoffice@stjamesbirmingam.org 

St. James Book Club
Starts Saturday, September 13
Every Second Saturday of the month
11:30 a.m. in the Lounge 
Everyone is welcome to join. Bring a lunch and get ready for some fun!

TUE

Bell Choir (Rehearsal)
6:30 p.m., Church
Contact the Music Director, Glenn Burdette, at ext. 7206 or music@stjamesbirmingham.org, for more information.  

WED

Early Morning Worship
7 a.m., Church; followed by coffee and fellowship in the Lounge.

Bible Study 
Please join Pastor Chris Gannon from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the Lounge on Wednesdays. The bible study will start up again on Wednesday, September 10th.

Wednesday Community Dinner
6-7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Reservations for dinner are required by Monday at Noon.  Meals are $8.00. Contact the Church Office at 248.644.0820, ext. 0 or churchoffice@stjamesbirmingham.org to say you and a friend (or two) are coming!

Please note that this important ministry of hospitality is generously subsidized by the church. Donations are always welcome.


Senior Choir (Rehearsal)
7:15 p.m., Choir Room
Contact the Music Director, Glenn Burdette, at ext. 7206 or music@stjamesbirmingham.org, for more information.     

        The Heart of Birmingham

   The Heart of Birmingham is both where we are and who we are. St. James
is truly at the center of the action, surrounded by shops, parks and restaurants.
Ours is a church bordered by walkways, not freeways. We are Birmingham’s
in-town church. We have been on the corner of Maple and Chester since 1921.
We are proud to be one of our area’s most recognized and revered spiritual
landmarks.

For many, St. James is the heart of Birmingham in other ways, as well. We offer a
spiritual home for our neighbors, young and old, and for residents and newcomers
from all economic backgrounds. We welcome with open arms people of every
denomination, race and persuasion. We offer the sacrament of Holy Communion
to all who have been baptized in the Christian faith, Episcopalians and
non-Episcopalians alike.

St. James is a community of active, aware, involved and inspired people of faith who can simultaneously embrace the traditional and the contemporary.

The best way to really understand what we mean by the heart of Birmingham is to
experience St. James yourself. Come pray with us, sing with us, laugh with us,
learn with us, care with us.

There is a steady pulse beating in the center of Birmingham…and it is St. James.

 

 

ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH
355 West Maple Road, Birmingham, MI 48009
WHERE TO PARK

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.

CLICK HERE FOR DRIVING DIRECTIONS

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