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 


Inclement Weather Policy: Please note that no matter what the weather is doing there will always be worship services on Sunday. The rest of the week (Monday-Friday) the church will follow the Birmingham School District's school closing schedule. So that means if the schools are closed then all church meetings and gatherings will be cancelled.


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
The Reverend Josh Hoover at 810.620.5402 or josh@stjamesbirmingham.org

Phone: 248-644-0820
Fax: 248-644-4405

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Adventures of FLAT JESUS


With over 500 people “liking” our Flat Jesus page on Facebook, 5,000 people being reached by the postings, pictures, and stories, our Adventures of Flat Jesus seems to have turned into a national movement.  At least a small one!

Since June 17th when Flat Jesus debuted distributing carnations to the men after the worship service on Father’s Day, we have mailed out over 200 Flat Jesus (Jesi?) to folks around the country, and even a few in England, Scotland, and Canada. A recent increase in interest in our Flat Jesus stems from an article posted about us by the Episcopal News Service.  You can read it online at:


An Episcopal blogger and priest from Delaware has posted several pieces about her travels with Flat Jesus at:


You should check it out!  Copies of these articles are available at the church (in Centennial Hall and the Narthex).

Flat Jesus began as a way for us at St. James to remain connected over the summer as folks travelled and were unable to make it to church here every Sunday.  Our hope was that folks would take their Flat Jesus up to the cabin, on the road trip with them to visit friends and family, out to dinner, on mission trips, or just hanging around the house.  We encouraged people to take pictures of their Flat Jesus and talk with each other about what Flat Jesus would think about what happened that day. People have posted their pictures to the Facebook page, or emailed them to us, and we’ve copied many of those pictures and shared them on the map by the Chester Street entrance.  We’re moving this map to the gallery to give us even more room to post the adventures of Flat Jesus around the world!

It’s not too late to join the Flat Jesus movement!  Even if you’re not planning on going anywhere this summer, he’s nice to just have by your side, day in and day out!

How to create your very own Flat Jesus


Be sure to get your own Flat Jesus and carry him along on your adventures. Then share your experiences by taking photos and send them to chris@stjamesbirmingham.org or to FLAT JESUS’ facebook page: www.facebook.com/stjamesflatjesus. This is a great conversation-starter, so tell everyone about what you and FLAT JESUS have experienced!

To get your own FLAT JESUS contact Pastor Chris Gannon at 248.644.0820 at ext. 7203 or at chris@stjamesbirmingham.org

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.