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


In-person services, events and activities at St. James have been cancelled until further notice due to state health protocols. Note that our Sunday worship service is being live-streamed on Zoom at 10:30 AM this Sunday and can be accessed via our weekly email.  If you would like to join our mailing list for weekly emails, please send us an email at stjamesnlweb@gmail.com. Sunday Morning Prayer recordings can also be viewed anytime on the St. James YouTube Channel by clicking here and selecting from the services listed.

An announcement from our Re-opening Committee regarding an upcoming in-person worship service can be seen here.

We have four additional online service activities offered for the next several weeks to engage our community at St. James:
  • Compline prayer service will be offered each Monday evening at 8 PM on our Zoom online platform. See our weekly emails for this Zoom online connection code.
  • Fr. Ranjit will be offering a Bible Study each Tuesday at 10 AM via the Zoom online connection listed below.
  • On Thursdays, also at 10 AM, there will be a time for fellowship, sharing and visiting, also via the Zoom connection listed below. 
  • Our fourth online activity is the engaging noontime daily prayer service conducted by Chuck Sharp, which can be livestreamed or accessed anytime on our Facebook page here.
 
You can join in the interactive Bible Study and Fellowship activities by using the following links:
 
Join the Bible Study Zoom Meetings on Tuesdays at 10 AM
 
To find the readings for Tuesday's Bible Study, click here
 
Join the Fellowship Meetings on Thursdays at 10 AM
 

Our weekly Christian Formation meetings will continue to be held via Zoom from 5:30 - 7PM on Wednesday evenings during August.  We will be reading and discussing Ibram X Kendi’s How to be an Antiracist (RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison currently has copies in stock). If you plan to join the conversation, please email Rev. Dana (danamstivers@gmail.com) so that she can add you to the email list.
 

Join Rachel Thomas and Ron Steed for the virtual "Southeast Region Read" starting July 7th & into September on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.  The book is Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery. There is a wealth of information relevant to New England's active participation in slavery, including the tremendous impact of the Ivoryton ivory trade on people in Africa. The book is authored by Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank, journalists from The Hartford Courant. If you think SECT kept a distance from the issue of slavery, this book will be an eye opener! And we'll be invited to consider how this deep history affects our present even now. Contact Rachel or Ron if you have questions. Please register using the Eventbrite link here, and we’ll send you the Zoom link as a reply.

 

The St. James Writers' Group is continuing virtually. Have a writing project or practice you are working on? Join us virtually! We do a quick check-in, set our individual intentions for the session, write on our own while quietly on Zoom, and come together at the end for a brief closing check-in. We meet virtually via Zoom on Mondays at 6:30 PM on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, including August 10 and 24, and September 14 and 28. For questions or connection information, email group leader Emma Palzere-Rae at emmapalzererae@gmail.com


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Reminder: Like any family, St. James needs to make purchases and pay its bills, and to be able to do that we depend our pledge and "plate" donation income. During this time without a regular offertory, we ask that our members continue to give as they can in one of the following ways:


1) the easiest is to use the "Donate" button on this page of our St. James website.  When you are on the "donate" page, you can fill in the amount and specify type of payment source (debit card, credit card or Paypal) and whether you want to make this a recurring payment. Then fill in the requested information and in the "special instructions" section please add your pledge number or the other reasons for your donation (plate, altar flowers, etc.). That's it!
2) Use the bill payment method of your bank's checking account system. Most checking accounts allow you to add and specify St. James just like any company to which you pay bills directly through your account. There should also be a "memo" line to note your pledge envelope number on the payment.
3) Write a check and mail it in to the St. James office, at 76 Federal St., New London, 06329-6601, with the pledge number, or other purpose of the check, written on the memo line.


The link below takes you to the Episcopal Church of Connecticut page on resources to combat COVID-19, and also lists church-related events that have been rescheduled or cancelled:
https://www.episcopalct.org/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/health-updates-and-information/

 

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Support St. James on Amazon Smile!  If you make purchases on Amazon.com, please select the Amazon Smile: http://smile.amazon.com homepage instead of amazon.com.  You will be prompted to select a charity to support and St. James is now one of those choices.  Please scroll down the list to page 2 and select St. James, New London.  A small contribution will be made by Amazon.com for each purchase.

PayPal is available.  If you wish to donate electronically for any reason, please go to the DONATE button on this page.  This will allow you to select a payment method, amount and purpose.

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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.
 
For more information about activities and events later this month, click for The Witness 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.  The monthly newsletter of the Southeast Region, Bridge, can be found by clicking here
 
To visit the website of our sister parish, St. Margaret's in Aberdeen, Scotland, click here.