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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        Community Outreach

Responding to human need by loving service and seeking to transform unjust structures of society are two of the Five Marks of Mission adopted as priorities by the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2009.

St. James offers parishioners a number of opportunities in which to be actively involved supporting these mission priorities. Church missions receive grants, with Vestry approval, based on review of grant proposals, site visits, and opportunities for participation.

Our community partners include:

Greenfield Union School

Committed St. James volunteers provide weekly tutoring to elementary school children during the academic year at this Detroit public school. Students respond enthusiastically to the caring attention they receive from our dedicated St. James tutors. Teachers know that this extra support makes a positive difference in learning for the girls and boys in their class.

Baldwin Center

Pontiac-based, the Baldwin Center feeds, clothes, educates and empowers those in need. St. James volunteers serve meals to homeless and low income residents, and collect food and clothing to support the work of the Baldwin Center. The youth of St. James participate in a day of service for Martin Luther King, Jr. at this community agency to honor his words of inspiration and encouragement.

Crossroads of Michigan

St. James volunteers prepare and serve meals at the soup kitchen of this Detroit social service agency. They generously support periodic clothing drives for Crossroads also.

South Oakland Shelter

A rotating emergency program for homeless persons, SOS engages 60 partner congregations from Oakland County churches. St. James volunteers work with the First Baptist Church of Birmingham to prepare meals and provide other services during the week selected.

Santa's Helpers

Parishioners provide food and gifts to families selected from area human service organizations such as LA SED, Lighthouse, Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency, and the Township of Royal Oak Recreation Center. Our “elves” assemble the generous gifts and load and drive their vehicles to deliver our packages to the various agencies. Close to 200 individuals served by our partner agencies experience the caring of Christmas. 

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.