Mission Statement


We are a forward looking, multi-cultural and inclusive faith community, proclaiming and doing Christ's work of love and justice in the greater New London area and the world.

Upcoming Events and Activities
The St. James Lord's Pantry is seeking two volunteer drivers to help out early Tuesday mornings in partnership with the Salvation Army, which is offering the use of their van for food transportation from the food center to St. James. Drivers will need to apply for authorized driver status with the Salvation Army. Hours are 7 to 9 AM.  Contact Eleanor Godfrey: mima961@sbcglobal.net or Tom Clark: tom@clarkinstruments.com
Our parishioners who just returned from the mission trip to Arizona will share their experiences with us this Thursday, October 24 at 6 PM in the Parlor.
The Supper Group will dine this Friday, October 25 at 6 PM at the Rebeka Fresh Pasta Restaurant in East Lyme.  All are welcome!
There will be one Rite I service at St. James this Sunday, October 27 at 8:30 AM, and we can also gather with our fellow Episcopalians at an 11 AM Eucharist service at the Annual Convention in Hartford, at the Connecticut Convention Center. Rt. Rev. Barbara Harris, the first woman to be consecrated a bishop in the Anglican Communion, will preach. Prior to this service, there will be a light breakfast offered at the Convention Center for all attendees, an excellent opportunity to connect with your fellow Episcopalians from around the state. Registration for Sunday is free but requires a reservation using the link here.
SE Region News: The 2019 Walktober guide and contest!  Maggie Breen, Northeast Region Missionary, and Rachel Thomas, Southeast Region Missionary, invite you to join in the exploration of the Last Green Valley during Walktober. The contest is to see who in each Region can attend the most events: simply take a picture of yourself at each location and complete a form to enter by November 10 and win a prize. Forms are available on the buffet in the Parish Hall or in the Parish Office. Check our SE and NE Region web pages on http://www.episcopalct.org for a list of events being held during the month of October.
Save the Dates:
The St. James Book Club will meet on Wednesday, October 30 at 6 PM to discuss The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben at the home of Diane Larson.  Please bring a small dish or beverage to share.
The next gathering of the St. James Writers Group will be held on Monday, October 28 at 6:30 PM in the parlor.
This year's Fall United Thank Offering (UTO) Ingathering will be held on Thursday, November 7 in the church at 11 AM.  Bishop Laura Ahrens will preside during the Holy Communion service.  A light luncheon will be served in the parish hall after the service.
Sermons are recorded and can be found by clicking the "Sermons and Media" red button on the left side of this webpage or by clicking here.
On the St. James YouTube we have been archiving Ranjit's appearances on local access TV so that a wider community can enjoy his discussions about God's mission in our neighborhood with local guests. The first three shows can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5X_fiAxb-aLd31pcc2yihaFvUXSHWi
For more information about activities and events later this month, click for The Net hereFor updates, reports or pictures of events as they happen, go to our Facebook page by clicking here or to our Instagram account by clicking here. The monthly Google calendar of events can be seen by clicking here.