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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        Sacraments and Ceremonies


Holy Baptism is the sacrament of new birth in Christ and makes one a member of the Body of Christ, the Church. A person may be baptized at any age. Certain Sundays are especially appropriate for baptism: The Sunday of the Baptism of our Lord, the Easter Vigil, Pentecost, and the Sunday of All Saints. Other Sundays and feast days are also possible times for baptism. If you are interested in baptism, please contact the church office (248-644-0820), and ask to speak with The Reverend Josh Hoover.


The sacrament of Confirmation involves a mature reaffirmation of our baptismal covenant with the laying on of hands by the Bishop. All who have not been confirmed are encouraged to make this commitment. Instruction and preparation are provided by the clergy. If you are interested in being confirmed, please contact the church office (248-644-0820), and ask to speak with The Reverend Josh Hoover.


St. James Church is delighted to make the church available for weddings. The church is a holy and happy place from which to begin a marriage and an excellent place to nurture a life together. Christian marriage is a solemn, life long, public covenant in the presence of God. The Episcopal Church requires that at least one of the parties be baptized. The wedding must be attested by two witnesses and the marriage conform to the canon law of the Episcopal Church and the laws of the State of Michigan. We ask that the couple meet with The Reverend Josh Hoover for several sessions of premarital counseling. Please call Josh to make arrangements (248-644-0820).


Please notify The Reverend Josh Hoover and church office (248-644-0820) of the death of a member of the church. We are always ready to be of pastoral assistance in times of grief. Members of the church are normally buried from the church. Arrangements for the funeral are made in consultation with Josh or officiating clergy. St. James Church has a beautiful Memorial Garden and Columbarium for those church members who may wish to inter a family member at St. James. Centennial Hall provides a lovely space for a reception following the funeral service for those families who desire it. 

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.