Greening of the Church, 12/21/14

Join us this Sunday at our 10am service, then stay for the greening of the church. It’s great fun to work together to beautify St. James for Christmas. Rev’d. Karen will be wearing her Dr. Seuss hat finery and encourages us all to wear our best (or most ridiculous!) Christmas hats, pins, sweaters, or other festive attire. Hope to see you there!


Jingle Bell Roadrace, 12/14/14

Possible impact on access to and parking near St. James this Sunday: On Sunday, Dec. 14, beginning at 9 a.m., City officials will detour vehicles in and around the Davis Sq. area to accommodate the running of the Jingle Bell road race, benefiting Somerville youth and Somerville athletics. Major roadways including Holland Street, Powerhouse Blvd, …


An ESL Thanksgiving, 11/24/14

At Monday night’s ESL (English as a Second Language) session, we and our friends-students celebrated Thanksgiving with many smiles and much laughter as well as a gracious plenty to eat.                       Students and “teachers” brought food to share and, as a result, we had a …


Welcome, Ellie!

        St. James was pleased to welcome the newest, smallest parishioner, Ellie, to its fold on  November 9, 2014. A joyous feast was shared following the baptismal service. We can’t promise such a lavish spread every Sunday but we usually offer tasty snacks and good fellowship. Won’t you join us at our …


Visitation & Funeral for Bishop Shaw: Additional Details

Visitation hours will be held on Friday, Oct. 31, 4-9 p.m., including the Office of the Dead at 6 p.m., and Compline at 8:30 p.m., at the Monastery Chapel of the Society of St. John the Evangelist (980 Memorial Drive) in Cambridge. The funeral service, with Holy Eucharist, will be held on All Saints’ Day, …

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All Saints’ Day, November 2, 2014

November 2 is All Saints’ Day, a Sunday dedicated to the dearly departed. The service will include a reading of our necrology. If you would like the name of a friend or family member included on the necrology, please contact Reverend Karen by October 26 at or 617-666-1063. Thank you, Holy Trinity Children’s Choir, …

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Tom Shaw, SSJE Brother, Bishop, Friend, 1945-2014

The Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE monk, former bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and friend to St. James, Teele Square, died Oct. 17, in the care of his SSJE brothers at Emery House in West Newbury, Mass.  He was 69. Information about the visitation and funeral follows, below, and can be found …