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

May
15
Sat
9:30 am Contemplative Prayer
Contemplative Prayer
May 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Contemplative Prayer @ Portland | Oregon | United States
Contemplative Prayer at St. James First and Third Saturday mornings, 9:30am Contemplative Prayer is continuing to happen remotely during this time of quarantine and isolation. NOTE: Contemplative Prayer will continue to meet virtually on November[...]
May
16
Sun
9:30 am 9:30 Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 Sunday Morning Worship
May 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion WELCOME TO WORSHIP AT ST. JAMES — NOTE: We may safely hold 100 people per service (six feet apart, masked.) It is helpful if you sign up online. During[...]
May
17
Mon
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays 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[...]
May
18
Tue
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays 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[...]
May
19
Wed
9:00 am Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 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 Weekdays at Noon
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays 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[...]
May
20
Thu
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays 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[...]
May
21
Fri
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays 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[...]
May
23
Sun
9:30 am 9:30 Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 Sunday Morning Worship
May 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion WELCOME TO WORSHIP AT ST. JAMES — NOTE: We may safely hold 100 people per service (six feet apart, masked.) It is helpful if you sign up online. During[...]