raised hands

FINAL Ward 7 development meeting tonight, 8/18/14

Final chance to provide your input at the neighborhood meetings hosted by Alderman Ward 7 Ballantyne re: proposed development in Teele Square at: 1)  1154 Broadway (empty lot, site of fire 3 yrs ago) 2) 1119-33 Broadway (addition of another story above the Masala restaurant) 3) 8 Curtis Street (construction of a single-family residence. George …

bishop clipart2rightcolors

Ordination & Consecration, 9/13/2014

All is not lost, those of us who missed the 8/15 deadline for ticket registration! A live webcast will be available for anyone unable to attend the celebration in person. Closer to the date, please check the Diocesan web site (link below) for details. Ticket holders: the main entrance to the arena is at 925 Commonwealth …


Welcome, Rev. Sparrow

St. James Episcopal Church, Teele Square, is pleased to welcome Rev. Kevin Sparrow as our new Priest Associate. Rev. Sparrow recently relocated back to the Boston area. In July, we were lucky to have him serve as our supply priest while Rev. Karen was on vacation. Thank you, Rev. Kevin, and welcome!


Thank you!

Thanks to the Bills (Sr. and Jr.), Mike, and Renni for their help, 9:30-4:30,  in clearing out the overgrown shrubbery, pruning rose and other bushes, and mowing the lawns last Friday. The courtyard looks a little bare now, but the lilacs will come back! Removing the vegetation that was growing against the foundation will help …

Bishop Tom

Celebrate Bishop Shaw’s Ministry, 6/21/14

A reminder of the celebration this Saturday. Hope to see you there! Join the picnic and celebration honoring Bishop Tom Shaw    Everyone in the diocesan community is invited to gather for a celebration and commemoration of Bishop Shaw’s ministry.  This festive event will take place on Saturday, June 21, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or …


Celebrate Pentecost, 8 June 2014

Pentecost is a feast day commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles. It is described in Acts 2: 1-21, which says, in part: “2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to …

photo 3

Welcome, Newcomers!

On Sunday, June 1st, we will hold a welcoming event for all parishioners who have joined St. James over the last few years. Please contact Rev. Karen for additional details–617-666-1063 or RevKaren@stjamessomerville.org

Members of St. James Children's Choir signing "love".

Congratulations and Thanks

On May 18th, we congratulate our graduating seniors, Paolo and Laura. next fall, Paolo will attend UMass, Amherst; Laura will attend Framingham State. Best of luck to you both from all of us at St. James. We also recognize our 2013-2014 church school teachers–many thanks to Renni, Linda, Elizabeth, and substitute Ethan.

raised hands

ResiStat Meeting 5/21/2014

Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Ward 7 Alderman Katjana Ballantyne invite you to attend a neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, May 21, at the West Somerville Neighborhood School at 177 Powderhouse Blvd. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss neighborhood and citywide issues. The agenda includes the data behind the City’s new trash barrels, public safety data …


The Golden Door Premieres

St. James parishioner and In Good Company member Renni Boy will appear in the premiere performance of The Golden Door May 16th and 17th. Written by award-winning playwright Joyce Van Dyke, The Golden Door is set in an Armenian grocery store in a transitional Boston neighborhood. Ani, the third-generation Armenian-American owner, runs the failing store …