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

Sep
19
Sat
9:30 am Contemplative Prayer
Contemplative Prayer
Sep 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Contemplative Prayer @ Portland | Oregon | United States
Contemplative Prayer at St. James Saturday mornings, 9:30am Contemplative Prayer is continuing to happen remotely during this time of quarantine and isolation. NOTE: Contemplative Prayer continues to meet every Saturday at 9:30am on the Zoom[...]
Sep
20
Sun
9:30 am 9:30 Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 Sunday Morning Worship
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion WELCOME TO WORSHIP AT ST. JAMES During this pandemic, St. James is pleased to provide these Sunday Worship options (beginning August 2nd): 1.) In-person Sunday Worship in our beautiful[...]
11:00 am 11:00 Sunday Morning Worship
11:00 Sunday Morning Worship
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion WELCOME TO WORSHIP AT ST. JAMES During this pandemic, St. James is pleased to provide these Sunday Worship options (beginning August 2nd): 1.) In-person Sunday Worship in our beautiful[...]
12:30 pm St. James Adult Education Series...
St. James Adult Education Series...
Sep 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
St. James Adult Education Series: Together We Learn
St. James Adult Education Series: Together We Learn — A Dialogue on Racial Reckoning in our Country and our Church. Sundays, September 13th, 20th, 27th, and October 4th, at 12:30pm. In this education series, participants[...]
Sep
21
Mon
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Sep 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[...]
Sep
22
Tue
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Sep 22 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm St. James Book Group
St. James Book Group
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
St. James Book Group
St. James Book Group — September 22nd, 7:00pm via Zoom — This month, we’ll talk about Born a Crime: Stories of a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show and star[...]
Sep
23
Wed
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Sep 23 @ 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[...]
Sep
24
Thu
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Sep 24 @ 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[...]
Sep
25
Fri
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Sep 25 @ 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[...]