Longest Night Service

On Friday, Dec.  20 at 7pm, we will have a Service of the Longest Night designed to recognize the struggle with darkness and grief that many people who are living with loss feel at this time of the year.  All are welcome!

Welcome to the Episcopal Church of St. James!

St. James Church at the heart of Upper Montclair and worshiping in the Episcopal tradition, is an inclusive community focused on faith, family and fellowship.

Welcome to the Episcopal Church of St. James!

St. James Church at the heart of Upper Montclair and worshiping in the Episcopal tradition, is an inclusive community focused on faith, family and fellowship.

We seek to:

  •  Nurture spirituality through community and Christian education
  •  Grow and support our diverse membership through fellowship and outreach
  •  Serve the needs of Montclair and beyond through God’s love.  

Collect for the Community   

Gracious God, strengthen in us two values that we hold central as a Christian Community.  These values are inspired by Jesus' two great commandments.  First, we love God or something greater than ourselves with all our hearts and mind, and second we commit to loving our neighbor as we love ourselves.  There is no boundary or condition to our love and commitment to God or to our neighbor, no matter who they may be.  All are welcome in this place.  Amen.

 Worship Schedule    

8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist in the Church

9:15 a.m. Sunday School

10:15 a.m. Choral Holy Eucharist (Lamb Fold and Nursery care available)

11:30 a.m. Coffee Hour- Refreshments and Fellowship

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 13:
We often miss Advent's power because December is so full of secular parties and preparations for Christmas.  Each year the busyness of the season serves to distract us from having an Advent season that helps prepare us for the true celebnration of Christmas.  Join us for noonday prayers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during Advent to slowdown  and reflect on the coming of Jesus. Read more
Monday, December 16:
We often miss Advent's power because December is so full of secular parties and preparations for Christmas.  Each year the busyness of the season serves to distract us from having an Advent season that helps prepare us for the true celebnration of Christmas.  Join us for noonday prayers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during Advent to slowdown  and reflect on the coming of Jesus. Read more
Wednesday, December 18:
We often miss Advent's power because December is so full of secular parties and preparations for Christmas.  Each year the busyness of the season serves to distract us from having an Advent season that helps prepare us for the true celebnration of Christmas.  Join us for noonday prayers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during Advent to slowdown  and reflect on the coming of Jesus. Read more
Friday, December 20:
We often miss Advent's power because December is so full of secular parties and preparations for Christmas.  Each year the busyness of the season serves to distract us from having an Advent season that helps prepare us for the true celebnration of Christmas.  Join us for noonday prayers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during Advent to slowdown  and reflect on the coming of Jesus. Read more
Friday, December 20:
On Friday, Dec.  20 at 7pm, we will have a Service of the Longest Night designed to recognize the struggle with darkness and grief that many people who are living with loss feel at this time of the year.  All are welcome! Read more
Monday, December 23:
We often miss Advent's power because December is so full of secular parties and preparations for Christmas.  Each year the busyness of the season serves to distract us from having an Advent season that helps prepare us for the true celebnration of Christmas.  Join us for noonday prayers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during Advent to slowdown  and reflect on the coming of Jesus. Read more