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

Mar
5
Fri
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Mar 5 @ 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[...]
Mar
6
Sat
9:30 am Contemplative Prayer
Contemplative Prayer
Mar 6 @ 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[...]
Mar
7
Sun
9:30 am 9:30 Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 Sunday Morning Worship
Mar 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion WELCOME TO WORSHIP AT ST. JAMES — NOTE: We may safely hold 50 people per service (six feet apart, masked.) It is helpful if you sign up online. During[...]
Mar
8
Mon
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Mar 8 @ 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[...]
Mar
9
Tue
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Mar 9 @ 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[...]
Mar
10
Wed
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Mar 10 @ 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[...]
Mar
11
Thu
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Mar 11 @ 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[...]
Mar
12
Fri
12:00 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at Noon
Mar 12 @ 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[...]
Mar
14
Sun
9:30 am 9:30 Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 Sunday Morning Worship
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
Sunday Morning Worship with Holy Communion WELCOME TO WORSHIP AT ST. JAMES — NOTE: We may safely hold 50 people per service (six feet apart, masked.) It is helpful if you sign up online. During[...]