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
14
Tue
6:15 pm Feeding the Hungry
Feeding the Hungry
Jul 14 @ 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm
For several months now, St. James members have partnered with Pastor Bruce Arnold in distributing a meal to those in need. We gather each Tuesday at 6:15pm by the Lincoln statue about a block from[...]
Jul
15
Wed
12:30 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at 1...
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at 1...
Jul 15 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at 12:30pm … 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[...]
Jul
16
Thu
12:30 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at 1...
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at 1...
Jul 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at 12:30pm … 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[...]
Jul
17
Fri
12:30 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at 1...
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at 1...
Jul 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at 12:30pm … 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[...]
Jul
18
Sat
9:30 am Contemplative Prayer
Contemplative Prayer
Jul 18 @ 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[...]
Jul
20
Mon
12:30 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at 1...
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at 1...
Jul 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at 12:30pm … 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[...]
Jul
21
Tue
12:30 pm Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at 1...
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at 1...
Jul 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Feeding the Hungry Weekdays at 12:30pm … 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[...]
6:15 pm Feeding the Hungry
Feeding the Hungry
Jul 21 @ 6:15 pm – 6:45 pm
For several months now, St. James members have partnered with Pastor Bruce Arnold in distributing a meal to those in need. We gather each Tuesday at 6:15pm by the Lincoln statue about a block from[...]