Robert E. Smith Concert, 10/21/2016

Our organist, Robert Edward Smith, will have his 70th birthday celebrated in grand style on October 21st. That’s when The Chamber Orchestra of Boston opens their season with an evening devoted to Robert’s own compositions. The event is open to the public; tickets are available at their web site, the link given above. Happy birthday, Robert! From …


7/27/16: Book Club Discusses MY BRILLIANT FRIEND

On Wednesday, July 27, 7pm, the St. James Book Club will meet to discuss Elena Ferrante’s popular My Brilliant Friend. Described as rich, intense, and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship, the story follows the lives of two women who grew up together in a poor neighborhood near Naples, Italy, in the 1950s. You can …


An English Soiree: music for slide trumpet & soprano, 6/24/2016

The Berry Collective presents: Mister Harper and Ms Novello: An English Soirée Featuring soprano Sarah Moyer  & historical trumpeter Christopher Belluscio On Friday, June 24, at 7:30 pm The Berry Collective (Sylvia Berry and friends) will perform at St. James Episcopal Church. This highly unusual program celebrates two 19th century virtuosos: trumpeter Thomas Harper Sr. and soprano …


Debut of St. James Book Club, 6/15/16

Join us at St. James, 7 pm on Wednesday, June 15, when we begin our discussions with Marie Kondo’s best-seller The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. You can purchase the book at Amazon–hardcover or Kindle edition-–for about $10. The book is also available in many formats (hardcover, large-print, audio, etc.) at most libraries. Locate your local …

Circle of Hope: clothing needed

Circle of Hope is in need of clothes for women and children, and sweat pants and scrubs for men (large and extra-large). Please bring clean clothes, in good condition, to St. James this Sunday, 5/29, from 11AM to 3 PM. Thank you for your generosity.

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St. James Food Drive, Sunday, 5/29/2016

This Sunday, from 11am to 3pm, St. James will collect non-perishable foods to benefit the Helping Hand Food Pantry. When you come to Somerville’s Memorial Parade, bring one can or an armload to share with your neighbors. Every little bit helps!  


St. James Rocks

PorchFest 2016 saw PsychoPomp performing on the front steps of St. James–“Your home for groove, thrash, and progressive metal coalescing into one. Colin Brumley, guitar; Hector Jaramillo, drums; Dave King, bass.” In addition, vestry member Bob Oaks performed with his group, Porchfish, down the street at 62 Clarendon–“Back for another year of some old Delta …

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Holy Week Services, 2016

We invite you to join us at St. James for our Holy Week services, which begin with Palm Sunday and culminate with the joyful Easter celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. If you missed Palm Sunday, join us for one or all of the following services: Maundy Thursday: 7:00 pm, March 24 Good Friday: 7:00 pm, …