Welcome to St. James Episcopal Church

405 East Main Street

Batavia, New York 14020

Dear Friends,

In the interest of public health, our Bishop has recommended that all in-person worship services and activities be suspended immediately.  Accordingly, there will be no services at St. James through at least mid-April, including Holy Week and Easter. We will post notices here and on our Face Book page  to  keep you informed with  other opportunities to stay connected.

Stay well, take care and let us all hold each other in prayer.

The Rev. Bonnie F. Morris+


Claim Your Sabbath! 

We cannot gather in person, but we can gather in spirit.  Please consider using some of these opportunities below to join in prayer, worship and community on Sunday.

Worship with Bishop Sean on Sunday, March 29nd at 10:00 a.m.

Bishop Sean Rowe invites the people of the diocesan partnership to join him this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for a short online worship service and a message from him.  This service will be held using Zoom webinar.  To join this service using your computer, laptop or tablet please click


Click here to download a St. James worship guide complete with prayers, readings  and reflections for Palm Sunday, April 5th. 

Morning Prayer from the Rector's House on Palm Sunday, April 5th  at 10:30 a.m.  This service will be streamed live using Face book.

Click here to view the live streaming worship via You Tube at the Washington National Cathedral  on Sunday, April 5th at 11 a.m.

Every weekday evening, please join the Genesee Area Deanery in

Evening Prayer at 7 pm via Zoom.  

Click here to join this worship service.

Click here to view a message  from Bishop Sean "A Faithful Response Grounded in Christian Hope"

Due to the same public health concerns, we regret to inform you that St. James has

canceled Fish Fry Dinners for the remainder of the Lenten season.

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Our Mission is to Feed and be Fed in the Love and Works of Jesus Christ.

All are Welcome!

Who We Are

We are Episcopalians.

We are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in the

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Episcopal Church has members in the United States, and around the world. It is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity. Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions and is celebrated in many languages.


We Believe...

  • In Baptism we are all made one family, sons and daughters of God.  Our sins are forgiven and we have the promise of eternal life. 
  • In the Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion, The Lord's Supper, or the Mass) we share the Body and Blood of Christ and receive forgiveness, love, encouragement and and strength.  It is a sacrament of unity, in which we are made one with God and one with each other.

All of God's Children are Welcome at God's Table

We Strive...

  • to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person.
  • to seek, receive and offer forgiveness.
  • to show our faith in our lives, our actions and our priorities.

We Celebrate...

  • our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.

You are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.

Our Faith

Our faith calls us into

Worship, Service, Learning and Fellowship


Worship is the core of our life together.  Click below to learn more.

What is the Holy Eucharist?

What is Baptism?

What can I expect at your service?

Our Faith is like a three-legged stool.

We rely on Scripture, Tradition and Reason.

Scripture: We believe that the Holy Scriptures are the Word of God and contain all things necessary to salvation.

Tradition: 2,000 years of Christian life and worship have given us understanding, wisdom and truth. Our tradition should be ever growing and evolving.

Reason: God gave us intellect, reason and free will. Every one of us is called to use these gifts to explore, serve and grow closer to God.

St. James Episcopal Church

405 East Main Street

Batavia, New York  14020                                            

(585) 343-6802 saint.james2@outlook.com


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