Saint James Church is an Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement in Greenfield, Massachusetts. We are a worshipping community of believers united in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to receive and share God’s love, hope, joy, vitality, and vision as we serve others.
Our Mission: Saint James is a welcoming community that strives to be inclusive, embraces and nurtures faith in God, and challenges its members to affirm that faith in action. Our mission priorities are to support children and their caregivers and to increase utilization of our beautiful campus.
Our History: The Church of Saint James was organized in Greenfield, Massachusetts in the fall of 1812 by a small, but faithful group of Episcopalians that met in private homes. In May of 1813, they purchased the land that our church now sits upon and within a few days the cornerstone of the church was laid. They built a wooden church that served as their home for thirty-three years. The building became in desperate need of repairs, and they decided to sell their building to the Methodist Church just down the street. In its place, they built a new stone church that was consecrated in 1849. Over the years we have grown as a parish, which has allowed us to expand our campus and our ministries. We have a long history of engaging in the work of social justice, especially through ministries that address hunger in the greater community. In 2013, we celebrated our bicentennial and have begun a new and exciting time in our parish life as we look to the future.
Saint James Greenfield
8 Church StreetGreenfield, MA 01301