Welcome to St. James Episcopal Church
St. James’ Mission Statement – As a christian community, St. James’ mission is ministering in God’s love to the spiritual and physical needs of all people in the name of Christ.
We are a parish of The Episcopal Church in the United States of America and the Diocese of Mississippi. Our Bishop is the Right Reverend Brian R. Seage. The Episcopal Church is part of a worldwide communion of Anglican churches. Our history is rooted in the Church of England and we look to the Archbishop of Canterbury for Communion leadership. St. James was established in Greenville in 1869 and we welcome you to walk with us in whatever stage of certainty or doubt you find yourself. We are a people whose life finds its source and meaning in Holy Baptism, through which we all are adopted as God’s children, and by which we become members of Christ’s holy and universal Church. The vows we take at baptism commit us to a radical love of God, of each other, and of all who might need us. Each Sunday we gather for Holy Eucharist, a ritual meal that binds us together in Christ’s love and strengthens us to take that love into the world. We seek and affirm the broadest kind of diversity in our membership and we welcome all baptized persons to the holy table.
New Member Information
If you wish to join our Church but you have not been baptized, you may speak to the minister about instruction for your baptism into the body of Christ. If you are a member of another church, you may have your present membership transferred to St. James from another Episcopal church; or you may speak to the minister about membership in the Episcopal Church.
All newcomers are invited to participate in any program of St. James. There are opportunities for people of every age to learn, grow, and meet others who are seeking to deepen their faith and connect with others. You may have your name added to our mailing list to receive our newsletter which includes information about our church programs.
If you are a member of another church and you work or live in the city temporarily, we encourage you to worship with us and join in our life as fully as you wish.
Message from the Rector
On behalf of the people of St. James, welcome. Thank you for your interest in St. James. I myself am a newcomer at St. James and the Delta in general, but already my family and I love it here. Our experience with the folks at St. James has been wonderful, and I am sure yours will be, too. Please come by to join us in our worship services and other offerings through the week. We’d love to have you. May God bless you and keep you in your journey.
– Fr. Brandt+