St. James Episcopal Church

About Us

An inclusive, multicultural community

"Wherever you are in your journey of faith, you are welcome at this table."
We hear these words at every Eucharist, and we seek to live these words every day in the respect we show for one another. Whoever you are, you are welcome here. We are a warm, lively Christian community called by our Lord Jesus Christ to love one another, to welcome into our midst all people, and to proclaim the Gospel by serving the needs of the world we live in.

Our Services

Holy Eucharist, Rite I
Holy Eucharist, Rite II
La Santa Eucaristia
Holy Eucharist, New Zealand Prayer Book
A weekly morning prayer service accompanied by a shared meal and fellowship.

What to Expect

What are services like?
Our worship services reflect our varied expressions of faith. On Sundays, the 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I is a quiet service, without music, guided by the Book of Common Prayer, allowing for reflection and thanksgiving to God in a spirit of contemplation. The 10:15 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II is our principal weekly service, a celebration of God’s love and the Spirit’s work in the world, with joyous music and fellowship. Family-oriented and coordinated with child care and Children’s Christian Formation programs. The 1:00 PM Santa Eucaristia is a Spanish-language service, bringing together communities and cultures to celebrate God in the Episcopal tradition. The 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist is a creative, contemporary service, using a liturgy from the New Zealand Book of Common Prayer and inspired by the spiritual needs of Austin’s music community.

What is the community like?
St. James was founded in 1941 by African Americans who were not welcomed in other faith communities in Austin Texas. Inspired by that collective memory, St. James' members have endeavored to be fully inclusive and welcoming to all persons, regardless of our socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation. As we say at all our worship services - "Wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcomed at this Table!"

What if I'm not a Christian?
Members of St. James' actively participate in "Interfaith Action of Central Texas".


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