Welcome to St. James in Downtown Hendersonville!
A Welcoming Church in the Heart of Downtown Hendersonville
St. James is an energetic and engaging parish to explore faith and experience the grace and love of Christ. Here, you’ll find a beautiful sacred space and meaningful worship for encountering God, as well as friendly, welcoming people who have a joyful passion for justice and mercy. There is a place for all here to worship, learn, and serve. Our mission is simple, but it stretches the globe—
Welcome All. Love All. Serve All.
Sunday Worship Schedule
We look forward to worshipping with you in person or online!
Holy Eucharist Rite I
Holy Eucharist Rite II
with St. James Choir
Holy Eucharist Rite II
Music & Style Varies
Welcome Visitors & Newcomers
First, thank you for worshipping with us! We know visiting for the first time can be daunting and worship in the Episcopal Church can be unfamiliar to some. It takes some courage to attend that first time. We are grateful for your presence, whether you are passing through town on vacation, visiting family, or looking for a spiritual home. We trust God will draw near to you as you draw near to God.
Lent & Easter at St. James
Join us for Lent & Easter services and activities at St. James
Sundays in Lent- Walk in Love: Following Jesus in the Episcopal Church
Sundays, Feb. 18-March, 24 at 9 a.m. in the Trinity Room
Renew and reaffirm your commitment to Christ as your Lenten practice of devotion this year! Has it been awhile since you were confirmed or revisited with intention your Baptismal Covenant? Perhaps the Episcopal Church is completely new. In preparation for our annual Bishop’s visit on Sunday, April 14, you’re invited on a Lenten journey exploring,
renewing, and reawakening faith in the Episcopal Way. This will be a series to revisit basics as well as dive deeper into our questions. Whether you’ve been an Episcopalian your whole life or are brand new, participants in this class will be invited to participate in the sacramental rites of the Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows or Confirmation when the Bishop is with us.
Wednesdays in Lent- Fear Not: What the Bible Has to Say About and to Fear
Wednesdays, Feb. 21-March 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Stillwell Hall
Join author, retired professor, pastor, and St. James member Jim Sargent, D. Min, as he helps us look at perhaps on the most common experiences to human life—fear. What do we do with fear? What does Scripture tell us? How does God respond when we inevitably fear? Dr. Sargent, who has spent 50 years as an educator in public schools, seminaries, and colleges, has a passion for the intersection of Scripture and imagination. This timely series will
explore various stories from the Bible on the topic with surprising and enlightening insights.
Art and Soul Gala and Silent Auction
Saturday, March 16 from 3-5:30 p.m. in Stillwell Hall
This event is a celebration of the many artists in our St. James community. It is an opportunity to come together and enjoy the chance to view, bid on, or purchase original art, talk to the artist, and mingle with fellow parishioners. Parishioners and friends are welcome to come enjoy drinks, snacks, and live music while viewing or buying local artwork and crafts.
Screening of The Philadelphia 11 with The Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward
Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m. in Stillwell Hall
Join us for a screening of the documentary detailing the groundbreaking ordination of the first women to the priesthood in the Episcopal church in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the event. The Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward, one of these 11 priests will be with us at the screening. Suggested donation of $5 to cover the costs of the screening.
Contemplative Candlelight Eucharist
Sunday, March 17 at 5 p.m. in the Nave
This quiet, candlelit Eucharist is an opportunity to end the weekend and begin the week with a deep, calming breath with plenty of silence and space for reflection.
Contact St. James
766 N Main Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792