Blessing of the Backpacks

When: Sunday Sept 13; 9:30 AM Service Join us as we mark the beginning of the school year with this special blessing for our students. All students invited to bring their backpacks for this special blessing. Read more

Blood Drive!

On Tuesday, July 7 The New York Blood Center will be holding a blood drive at St. James Episcopal Church from 4:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.. Come by and donate and look for the donation van in the front driveway. Read more

Yogathon for Nepal

Come join us on Saturday, June 20 for a day of yoga while supporting the victims of the terrible earthquakes that affected Nepal. Classes will run on the hour and be taught by registered licensed yoga instructors. Read more

Parish Picnic

 Sunday June 12th, St. James will be holding its annual Parish Picnic! Directly following the 10:15 a.m. service, join us on the front lawn for food and games! It will be in the Parish Hall if inclement weather. Have a dish you want to share with the congregation? Sign up by the bulletin board!   Read more

Children's Creation Garden New Date June 12

The community’s children and their parents are invited to join members of St. James Episcopal Church in planting a new community children’s garden on Sunday, June 12th. People of all ages will be involved in tending to the garden, which St. James hopes will produce enough vegetables this summer to donate to Toni’s Soup Kitchen.. The garden will start breaking ground at 11:30 a.m., after the conclusion of the 10:15 a.m. family worship service at the church, located at 581 Valley Road (corner of Bellevue). Read more

Memorial Day Remembrance Sunday May 29

A tribute on the green in front of the church after the 10:15 service, approximately 11:15, particularly will honor the seven Montclair residents and parishioners of St. James who died while serving in the armed forces in World War 1 Read more
Sun shines through the Rose Window on Ash Wednesday morning

Reflections on the Rose Window

Lent invites reflection regardless of any focal point or location. However, the newly­-restored Rose Window was particularly mesmerizing early morning on Ash Wednesday. Click on the picture to read more... Read more

St. James Children's Choir- new group forming!

We invite children of all ages to join our new not-yet-named children’s choir.  All ability levels welcome, and no musical experience needed.  Just a love of music and an interest in singing fun, modern tunes that will be incorporated into our Family Services and other special events.  Rehearsals will be every Sunday in the church, immediately following the 10:15a service unless otherwise noted.  Anyone interested should contact Jamie Pagliaro at to be included on our email distribution list. Read more

March 1st Ash Wednesday Services

Ash Wednesday Services 7 a.m. brief service, Imposition of Ashes, Liturgy 
12 noon - Ash Wednesday Liturgy, Holy Communion, and Imposition of Ashes
7:30 pm. - Ash Wednesday Liturgy, Holy Communion, and Imposition of Ashes You can stop by Rev. Melissa or Rev. Audrey's office during the day for Ashes Read more

Lenten Noonday Prayer

Come and take 10-15 minutes out of your busy day to meditate and pary with us in the chancel of the sanctuary. All are welcome. WHEN: Weekdays during Lent, Noon. February 11- March 23   Read more