WHAT WE BELIEVE
St James is a part of the XnEC (Xn = Christian, E = Episcopal, C = Church) which is an extension of the Canadian Anglican church.....which is in direct apostolic succession to the Church of England...We are spiritual descendants of the early apostles of the first century...We hold fast to our ancient traditions inherited from the early Apostles.
We believe the scriptures are the inspired word of God. It is our primary source of doctrine and ministry. We believe in the traditional liturgy and Holy Communion which has been practiced for many centuries and can be traced to the Bishop of Jerusalem in the first century. This liturgy can be found in our 1928 Book of Common Prayer. However, even though we use the liturgy of the 1928 Prayer Book as a basis for worship we include several parts of the Roman Catholic Mass found in the Anglican Missal. These additions have been approved by our clergy.
We believe the church is the Body of Christ on earth...we sometimes call the family of God. As members of this family , we are learning to love and serve one another as Christ commanded us to do....we are learning to use our gifts and talents to change the world we live in.
We recognize the two greater and five lesser sacraments.
Greater Sacraments (Holy Baptism, Holy Communion)
Lesser Sacraments (Confirmation, Matrimony, Ordination, Unction, Penance)
Following the centuries-old traditions of the Anglican Church, the XnEC upholds a male-only clergy, and requires that its clergy and laypeople affirm sexual lifestyles that are consistent with the traditional interpretation of Holy Scripture. The XnEC upholds the ancient practice of setting apart deaconesses for ministry.
St James parish became a mission in 2002....established by Steve and Sue Carmick and Deacon, later Fr., Doug Driscoll and his wife Cathy" Bishop Robin Conner soon confirmed St James as a standing member of the Anglican church in America...In 2003 the Salvation Army made their facility available and the congregation continued to grow. Fast forward to 2013, St James called Fr Gary Graveline to be their priest as Fr Bill Albro retired. Fr Gary Graveline came north to join St James and soon requested Stephan Morrison to become a deacon and study for ordination to the Priesthood. St James changed Jurisdiction in 2015 joining the Diocese of Seattle XNEC Anglican church....led by Arch Bishop Ted Casemis and Bishop Tim Klerekoper....one yr later the Bishop sent Fr Tim Whipple to assist St James in pastoral counseling and ministry development. St James continues to grow in numbers and faith. We are reminded daily of God's many blessings.
HOURS OF WORSHIP:
Sunday Morning: Holy Communion Service :10:00 AM
Healing Service following Holy Communion on the 1st Sunday of every month.
Adult Bible Study following Sunday Holy Communion.
Tuesday Morning Prayer:9 :00 AM
We invite you to join us for worship:
St. James Anglican Church Schedule:
Sunday Communion Service 10:00 A.M.
Tuesday Morning Prayer 9:00 A.M.
Wednesday Evening Prayer 6:00 P.M.
Friday Morning Prayer 9:00 A.M.
Tuesdays 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Wednesday 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Friday 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
During office hours the sanctuary will be open for Meditation and Prayer and a Priest will be available for counseling and to hear confession
The office is located up the hill under the small porch roof and is accessed by the ramp next to the
If the office is closed or it is outside normal office hours please call one of the Priests below:
Fr. Gary 360-819-6423
Fr. Tim 253-833-3797
Fr. Stephen 253-906-6900
219 B St Tumwater WA 98512