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Welcome, and thank you for visiting St. James online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available to you. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site and we warmly invite you to come in for a visit.  Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, we welcome you to join us!

Our Mission


St. James embraces Christ’s teachings as a way of life, and is an inclusive, relevant and dynamic spiritual community whose mission is spreading the Gospel to the world. 


Friendly and relevant, we welcome all to join us for worship and events.


Harnessing technology and empowering individuals on their spiritual journey.​​

Doing Good

Taking action to do God's work in our local community and around the world.

Community Church


We are vibrant and committed spiritual community who are called to bring the teachings of Christ to our local community in a positive, caring way that fosters inclusion and  progressive thinking. We believe the essence and purpose of a local community church is to serve the greater community and we actively pursue this goal every day.

We gather for worship and Christian education every Sunday morning, with licensed infant and childcare provided. Our service time is centered in ancient traditions with modern forms and a relevant contemporary message.
Come join us! 

Sunday Service
10:00 a.m.;
in-person worship has resumed as of Sept. 13th
But we’re always live-streaming on Sundays—see our video page for our Sunday services.

St. James Episcopal Church

3209 Via Lido
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Tel: 949.675.0210


Children’s church for all ages
(see our video Sunday School lessons in our Friday e-newsletter, if you’re on our mailing list) 

Childcare provided (when we are back in church) 

Pet-friendly services

Free parking available 

Fabulous hospitality after service (hospitality will return when health and safety permit) 


Masks, physical distancing all part of protocols for our in-person worship 
  • Temperature taken at the gate

  • Masks are required

  • Physical distancing

  • Read this document outlining the steps we're taking to ensure safety

  • Please contact the church office (or call 949.675.0210) if you have any questions.

Thanks to all who signed up—all the reservations are filled for our Blood Drive on Wednesday!

We are very pleased that we have filled up all of the reservation slots for our Blood Drive on Wednesday Oct. 21st here at St. James. Owing to COVID-era restrictions, the Red Cross can’t accept walk-up donations, so if you’re still interested in donating, we’ll be sure to let you know when we’re planning a blood drive again (or check with the Red Cross for other local blood drives happening soon).

American Nations author to be with us via Zoom on November 18th

Colin Woodard, the journalist and author of American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America will be with us via Zoom on Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 7 p.m. to discuss his book with those of us who have been reading it.We look forward to him sharing his insights and answering your questions!

For more events, including “American Nations and Sacred Ground,” please visit our Events page.

Giving to St. James

Thank you! We sincerely appreciate your interest and support. To make a donation,  you can click the button below which will take you to our PayPal account, where you may pay with PayPal or with credit cards.

Or, you may contribute using the following smartphone apps:

SQUARE’S CASH APP: Use the cashtag $StJamesNewport

 ZELLE: Use the email treasurer@stjamesnewport.org

Alternatively, you can mail a check to our church office:

St. James Episcopal Church

3209 Via Lido

Newport Beach, CA 92663

Tel: 949.675.0210


Federal Tax ID 501(c)(3)


Parking Questions?

You can park in our lot, around the church (free on Sundays), or at the Lido House hotel. Details here.

Join Our Mailing List

We invite you to join our mailing list to receive updates on services, special events and the latest news.

This Week’s Sermon

We are delighted to offer the ability to attend Sunday services remotely via our Facebook Live broadcast beginning at 10 a.m. (recorded services are on our YouTube channel). 

Click here to watch the service live on Sunday morning (or at any time thereafter) and to view a sampling of previous sermons.

Hear Rev. Cindy’s Podcast, ‘Spiritual Architect’

The Spiritual Architect podcast hosted by Rev. Cindy works to build bridges between faith and current events through education and dialogue. 

You can find Spiritual Architect on Apple Podcasts here (it can also be found on other podcast apps, such as Overcast or Google Podcasts). Or, you can go to Rev. Cindy’s Soundcloud page and listen to episodes. Recent episodes include “Forgiveness” and “Silence.”

Watch for the St. James

Discovery Center Preschool

Coming Soon

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