St. James Episcopal Church was founded in 1853. The church, a wooden building of Gothic architecture, was based on designs by Richard Upjohn, and was consecrated on July 3, 1854. The church features one Tiffany stained glass window and three windows designed by Stanford White and created by John LaFarge. The cemetery, located directly behind the church is the final resting place of many of the founding families of the town of Smithtown, as well as of Stanford White, Whitman Knapp, and Patrick Dennis.
St. James congregation encompasses parishioners of all ages, from infants to those in their nineties. There are many events held throughout the year which are attended by parishioners. We offer Bible study groups for both adults and families with children, and children are involved in Godly Play classes (ages 3 - 6th grade) and Journey to Adulthood (grades 7 - 11) on Sunday mornings.
We offer two services on Sundays: Holy Eucharist, Rite I at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 9:30 a.m. with music. Children's Christian Formation is held during the later service. We are happy to welcome guests and new members at any time.