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Membership

Becoming a member of the Saint James family is always available (whether you are new, transferred, or received) by having your baptism recorded in our parish records. Membership at Saint James Episcopal Church also brings you into fellowship with our extended family in the Episcopal Church and the worldwide Anglican Communion. 

To become a communicant member, you must have been baptized with water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as an infant or at an age of reason. If you are an adult and would like to be baptized, please contact the parish secretary and attend our “Enquirers Classes” when scheduled. If you have never been baptized or are unsure if you have been baptized, and desire to become a member of the Saint James Parish, contact the parish office to arrange a meeting with the rector for a required conversation about the meaning of baptism.

To become a voting member of the Saint James Parish (and therefore eligible to vote at the annual meeting and to serve on the vestry), one must be a “communicant in good standing,” which requires that you: 

  • are confirmed or received in the Episcopal Church;
  • regularly attend Sunday services; and
  • make an annual financial commitment—a pledge.

For further information on membership, please read "How Do I Become a Member of Saint James?"