Who We Are

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St. James' motto is: Inviting In, Reaching Out

  • We welcome you where you are, with questions, with hopes, with doubts, and with your positve and negative experiences of church.
  • We believe that reaching out to those in need is an integral part of who we are as a faith community.

Our Statement of Inclusivity

Saint James Episcopal Church is a community of people who have experienced God's expansive love in Jesus Christ. God welcomes everyone, and so do we: lesbian, bisexual, gay, straight, transgender, non-binary, cisgender, single, partnered, divorced, married; of whatever age, religious views, political orientation, ability, income, education, and racial, ethnic, or national identity. All are one in Jesus Christ; therefore, all are welcome here. YOU are welcome!

Open Doors

  • Our church doors are open Monday - Friday so that anyone can come in and pray, think, or be in a place of peace.
  • We host fifteen 12 Step Groups a week.
  • We are a diverse community of all ages, economic backgrounds, educational levels, and sexual orientations.

History of St. James

  • St. James is the second oldest church building in downtown Wooster. In 2016, we will be celebrating our 175th anniversary as a parish.  

Prayer for St James Parish at its 150th Anniversary.

"Almighty and everlasting God, who didst move Thy servants in times past to establish and sustain this parish of St James: Grant us grace so to follow their good example that we in our time may fulfill Thy will for us by knowing, loving and serving Thee and Thy people; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen."