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

Oct
26
Tue
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry at Noon
Feeding the Hungry at Noon
Oct 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[...]
7:00 pm St. James Book Group
St. James Book Group
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  St. James Book Group — On Zoom Tuesday, October 26th at 7:00pm — St. James Book Club meets Tuesday, October 26th, at 7:00pm, on Zoom. If you want a link to join us, let[...]
Oct
27
Wed
8:30 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Oct 27 @ 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
Oct 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[...]
Oct
28
Thu
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry at Noon
Feeding the Hungry at Noon
Oct 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[...]
7:00 pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
St. James Choir Returns … All interested church choir singers are invited to get acquainted with our new Director, Colin Stave. As we approach a new season, we anticipate a new beginning in musical worship[...]
Oct
29
Fri
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry at Noon
Feeding the Hungry at Noon
Oct 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[...]
Oct
31
Sun
all-day Reformation Sunday
Reformation Sunday
Oct 31 all-day
October is Stewardship Month: Let us prayerfully plan to support ministry in 2022. Each member is asked to complete the “Estimate of Giving” card (found in the hardcopy of the October Newsletter which was sent[...]
9:30 am 9:30 Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 Sunday Morning Worship
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion WELCOME TO WORSHIP AT ST. JAMES — NOTE: Governor Brown has issued a statewide Oregon Indoor Mask Requirement, effective Friday, August 13th, 2021 — in order to limit the[...]