Holy Baptism is initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s body, the Church. This sacrament is open to infants, children, and adults who have not been previously baptized. Baptisms normally take place during Sunday services and are arranged in advance with the clergy.
If you would like to have a baptism at St. James, please click here to email the church office.
Confirmation is preparation for confirming the chosen path of faith. Teens who desire to prepare for confirmation meet regularly with the clergy, participate in youth group, and attend services. Community service is also a component of preparation. Confirmations are held after Easter as scheduled by the diocese.
Adults who would like to be confirmed, received or reaffirmed into the Episcopal Church need to meet with the clergy for preparation. Those confirmed in another faith tradition may be received by the Episcopal Church.
Planning a wedding is a beautiful and joyful undertaking, and St. James welcomes your interest in being married in our church. Marriage is a sacramental rite in which a couple makes a solemn and public commitment to each other before God. The wedding liturgy of the Episcopal Church is used for the ceremony. At least one of the parties must be a baptized Christian. All couples need to meet with the clergy for marriage preparation.
Please click here to contact the church office to set up an appointment with the clergy.
When a loved one dies, we recommend that you contact the church as soon as possible to discuss a funeral or memorial service at St. James. As an Episcopal Church, our services follow the liturgy for The Burial of the Dead in The Book of Common Prayer. Please call 973-744-0270 or email the church.