Welcome to Saint James' Episcopal Church, a faith community dedicated to sharing God's self-giving and life-transforming love with our neighborhood and the world. At Saint James', worship and outreach combine to create a dynamic Christian witness. With us, you will find a safe, loving place where all are welcome, and your gifts will flourish. Join us for Sunday worship at our 9 am traditional service with choir and organ or our 11:30 am contemporary service with the Saint James' Jazz Ensemble. No matter when you attend, you will discover a loving and diverse church family gathered together in inspiring worship and genuine fellowship.
Come and see what people are talking about, and leave inspired and renewed.
Rector of Saint James'
Who We Are
We are a community of loving and caring people. For more than 75 years, Saint James’ has been a beacon in the Third Ward community of Houston, Texas. At the heart of our work and our worship we seek to bring others to Christ and grow in Christ like-ness.Get To Know Us »
What We Believe
We are faithful followers of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We believe in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe God is active in our everyday lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and with each other in Christ.Read More »
History of St. James
St. James' Episcopal Church was established in 1937 during the administration of Bishop Clinton Quin, with the Rev. Thomas Clarkson serving as Priest-in-Charge, followed one year later by the Rev. Thomas Bagby. Under his leadership, St. James' experienced phenomenal growth. In 1940, a new church was erected. In 1941, the church achieved parish status, with the Rev. Thomas Bagby…Read More »