Episcopal Church LogoSaint James Episcopal Church

581 Valley Rd
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043


Why Join Our Community?


Sam Givens

"Saint James has been my home for 40 years, through Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals...support through highs and lows. It is a source of quiet worship, loving care and nurture, and great friends."


Martha Boughner

"I love the liturgy and our music takes me to great places, either in my past or just happily in the present. My spiritual home is definitely St James’, and will be forever."


Adrienne Thomas

"Church attendance for me slows down the pace of life and helps me to focus on the ‘big picture.’ Prayer and gratitude are a practice at St. James’. It is comforting to be in a relationship with like-minded people."


Dominique Gerard

"To me and my family, St. James’ means an accepting and inclusive community that sees the spirit of the Lord in every one of its members. We came to St. James’ because our children found fellowship here, and we did too!"


Lyenda Delp

"For my family, St James’ is much more than a place where we worship. The people of St James’ are an extension of our family. Over the years we have found our faith re-affirmed, enjoyed fellowship and fun times but also, importantly, received caring and assistance when we needed it."

For Children

David Smythe

"My early interests were in ensuring that my children had a solid foundation in faith and personal discovery. Today, I have a better sense of myself because of worship, adult education, and the leadership positions I have held."

For Children

Enver Acevedo

"St. James’ offers an environment that is welcoming to all and where my family and I can find spiritual sustenance. We were drawn to St. James' healthy mix of both traditional and progressive values. St. James’ also offered us the opportunity to establish deep and meaningful connections to our community."


Carla Gilruth

"Being a part of St. James’ is the first time I have felt I am really a part of a congregation, and look upon those I have met as extended family. There are so many opportunities to be involved through outreach activities, and to make a difference locally and globally."

Upcoming Events

Weekly Service

St James’ Church offers several types of worship. Our communion services are held at 8:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. each Sunday. We are handicapped accessible. All are welcome!