What Newcomers Can Expect at St. James

When you arrive for worship at St. James, whether it's Sunday morning or Wednesday evening, you will receive a bulletin to guide you through the service, the entire service is printed in the bulletin and is easy to follow. On Sunday mornings you'll also receive a hymn book. We generally dress casually for services. Children are always welcome and are a joy to have with us, so please don't have anxiety about noises or movement, we understand and are happy you are there.  After the service you are invited to join us in the parish hall for refreshments and conversation.  Our goal is to create an atmosphere that is comfortable and that helps you know that you belong.

Special Events

For weekly events please keep scrolling down

St. James 150th Anniversary Celebration September 29, 2019 at 4 pm

It's our 150th Birthday!
Join us for a service of celebration with our Diocesan Bishop Andrew Asbil. There will be an appetizer reception on the lawn following the service.

Blessing of Animals Service
October 5, 2019 at 2 pm

Join us as we celebrate the feast of St. Francis, patron saint of animals. This will be a lovely and brief service after which Rev. Erin will bless and pray for all our animal friends. All animals welcome...snakes and spiders will be blessed from a distance.

A Service Celebrating We Are A Safe Place
our ministry to LGBTQ youth 

Join us on Sunday October 6 at 4 pm for this wonderful service celebrating We Are A Safe Place. 

All are welcome. Our preacher will be Lyds Keesmaat-Walsh, a young LGBTQ advocate, activist and theological thinker extraordinaire.

Regular Events

Join us any time for one of our weekly and monthly events!

Yoga with Elaine Jackson Mondays at 10 am and Wednesdays at 10 am 

These  classes are suitable for all levels and people who’ve never taken a yoga class before. We will emphasize gentle stretching, body awareness, breathing , balance and beginning meditation techniques.

Clothing Depot and Food Closet

We provide clothing and food (groceries that are mostly non-perishable) for free to anyone who needs it. We are open every Wednesday from 9:30 am to 12 pm. (In the house next to the church). Volunteers and clients always welcome. Donations can be left in the donation box beside the house.

Anglican Church Women (ACW)

The Anglican Church Women (ACW) is a ministry that affirms the gifts of all Anglican women and gives them an opportunity to contribute through worship, learning and service. The ACW ministers to church needs as well as to issues affecting the wider community, such as health, education and poverty. Membership is open to all Anglican women.

The ACW at St. James meets regularly on the Third Monday of the month at 7:30 pm

St. James on Tap (Pub Night)

Join us at the Lion's Pub and Grill (corner of Leslie and Gorham in Newmarket) on the First Friday of the month for food, fellowship and trivia! The fun begins at 8:00 pm.

Movie Night

Join us on the 2nd Friday of the Month for a great movie and delicious snacks. Showtime is at 7:30 pm.

Study Group

Our Study Group meets every Wednesday at 1:30 pm in the parish house (the house across from the church). We are currently studying "The Great Themes of Scripture" by Richard Rohr. 

WE ARE: A Safe Place (for LGBTQ youth & friends) Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
at 7:30 pm

This is a safe space for all LGTBQ youth between 12-18 years (older youth serve as mentors), and their friends. It is an informal gathering space for young people to find support and build friendships and community over treats from our Rainbow Cafe (in the Parish Hall). Please check out the website here, or follow us on facebook here, or instagram here.  We also have a group for parents and adult supporters that meet at the same time as the youth group, but in a different location (the Parish House)

Visits to the Newmarket Health Centre &
Newmarket Residence (2nd Thursdays)

Every second Thursday of the month we visit our friends at the Newmarket Health Centre (on Eagle St) for a service at 10 am. Later in the day, at 2 pm we visit our friends at the Newmarket Residence (on Davis Dr, quite a ways east of the 404) for a service followed by pop and cookies. These are both really meaningful visits both for the residents and for the volunteers. Please consider join us for one or both!