Life at St. James

Interior panoramic view of the Sanctuary from the Balcony.

St. James is a church community comprised of diverse members who worship and gather regularly in our historic buildings in downtown Portland, OR. But life isn’t just happening around St. James. In the past 100 years our humble corner of downtown Portland has seen much change, and St. James has continued to change and adapt with it.

Established in 1890, St. James was the first church in the area to provide English speaking services so all people could attend and worship together, regardless of background, ethnicity, or race. Today, that tradition of inclusivity continues. Though we are blessed to still gather in our historic structures, our attitudes are anything but! We strive to provide meaningful programs, develop and deepen relationships with those around us, care for our neighbors, and live in the world around us as an active congregation of faith. All are welcome!

Upcoming Events

Jul
26
Mon
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry at Noon
Feeding the Hungry at Noon
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Feeding the Hungry at Noon … This pandemic is disrupting the lives of those who live on our Portland streets in an alarming way. In fact, a number of helping agencies have stopped providing needed[...]
Jul
27
Tue
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry at Noon
Feeding the Hungry at Noon
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Feeding the Hungry at Noon … This pandemic is disrupting the lives of those who live on our Portland streets in an alarming way. In fact, a number of helping agencies have stopped providing needed[...]
7:00 pm St. James Book Group
St. James Book Group
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  St. James Book Group — Tuesday, July 27th, 7:10pm at St. James — St. James Book Club is coming off Zoom (thank you, Stephen Portnoy!) and meeting in person Tuesday, July 27th, 7:10pm. We’ll[...]
Jul
28
Wed
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Jul 28 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
Centering Prayer
Wednesday Centering Prayer — For a number of years, St. James has welcomed a community Centering Prayer Group that met every Wednesday in our Pioneer Chapel. The group was led by the now deceased Pastor[...]
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry at Noon
Feeding the Hungry at Noon
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Feeding the Hungry at Noon … This pandemic is disrupting the lives of those who live on our Portland streets in an alarming way. In fact, a number of helping agencies have stopped providing needed[...]
Jul
29
Thu
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry at Noon
Feeding the Hungry at Noon
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Feeding the Hungry at Noon … This pandemic is disrupting the lives of those who live on our Portland streets in an alarming way. In fact, a number of helping agencies have stopped providing needed[...]
Jul
30
Fri
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry at Noon
Feeding the Hungry at Noon
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Feeding the Hungry at Noon … This pandemic is disrupting the lives of those who live on our Portland streets in an alarming way. In fact, a number of helping agencies have stopped providing needed[...]
Aug
1
Sun
9:30 am 9:30 Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 Sunday Morning Worship
Aug 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion WELCOME TO WORSHIP AT ST. JAMES — NOTE: Governor Lifts Safety Protocols. As of June 30th, approximately 70% of adult Oregonians have been vaccinated. As a result, we at[...]
11:00 am Open Space
Open Space
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Education hour following the 9:30am service and coffee.