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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University of You

If you'd like to be enrolled and begin taking online courses in St. James' University of You it's easy! Just email Pastor Chris Gannon at chris@stjamesbirmingham.org and she'll enroll you.

If you're new and you'd like to see what it's like to learn about faith online, you may first want to take a free class called How to Take an Online Class. Click here for more information and class listings.

Adult Forum

September through June. All are invited to join us each Sunday in the Lounge from 9:05-9:50 a.m. for presentations and discussions of a wide variety of topics ranging from Bible Study and Church history to poverty and inter-faith conversations.

Bible Study, Discussion and Brown Bag Lunch

September through June. These informal sessions take place on Wednesdays at noon and conclude no later than 1:00 p.m. Participation is open to all with a series of topics ranging from the Prayer of Jesus to The Birth of Jesus, Looking at the Biblical stories through fresh eyes. Discussion takes place in the Lounge on the first floor. You are welcome to join us to learn more about the Christian faith in a relaxed and friendly setting.

Lenten Supper Programs

These special programs focus on deepening our understanding of the Lenten season. Presentations often feature guest speakers sharing meaningful journeys of faith made by contemporary and historical figures. Lenten Suppers are held on a designated week night at 6:00 p.m. with programs beginning at 6:30 p.m. Guests and visitors are cordially invited to join us for these popular evening programs.


There are a number of opportunities for fellowship at St. James. Members of our parish family, guests and visitors are invited to be a part of any group or activity that may interest them. Please contact the church office at 248-644-0820 or churchoffice@stjamesbirmingham.org. A staff member will be happy to put you in touch with a guild or activity contact.

St. Catherine’s and St. Martha's Guild

St. Catherine’s and St. Martha's Guild welcomes all women of St. James, including visitors. We meet once a month at 1:00 p.m. in the Lounge for worship, fellowship and fun from September through June. Meetings feature a variety of speakers, book discussions and social get-togethers with spouses and guests. Please watch The Light for specific dates.

Each year we select a few organizations, causes or church activities to support. We fund these projects with two bake sales, always generously supported by St. James parishioners. 

Sunday Coffee Hours

Coffee hours after each Sunday worship service provide an opportunity for our St. James family to socialize and communicate their care for one another in a casual setting. Member committees and organizations sponsor coffee hour on an assigned Sunday. Other Sundays are sponsored by families and individuals who provide refreshments.

Saturday Knitters

This fellowship opportunity is for people who love to knit, from beginners to expert. Members work on their own projects as well as group service projects. Knitters meet on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Informal instruction is offered to interested participants.

St. James Bridge

September through May. Second Thursdays of each month at 1 p.m. in the Lounge. All parishioners, family and friends are welcome.

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.