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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 suspended for the time being
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) 


When we’re able to resume in-person worship, masks, physical distancing all part of protocols  
  • 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.

Black History Month resources for us
to read, watch

Check out this list, including a documentary, video podcast, and various books for children and adults, compiled for us at St. James to understand the African American experience in today’s world.

New book to read: ‘Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World’ 

This winter Rev. Cindy is asking us to read Fareed Zakaria’s new book, Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World, as a primer for us at St, James to imagine 2021 and beyond. “With the vaccine just weeks away from us and hopefully signaling that we’ll be back in community soon,” Rev. Cindy writes, “we can begin reimagining our future. Our priorities will shift from five years ago. Our kids will return a year older. Families that you haven’t met, who joined us virtually, will be attending church live and in-person. It’s all pretty exciting, if you ask me! There will be so much opportunity to continue ‘Engaging Our Faith,’ doing good, remaining inclusive, and leveraging our technology. While we will remain the open and resilient church we always have been, I am certain we will be able to reach more people with the Good News!

     “This Epiphany let’s do our part to bring in the Kingdom of God. I believe Fareed Zakaria’s new book, Ten Lessons for a Post Pandemic World. will inspire us to do just that!”

     You can order the print book from Amazon at https://amzn.to/3s0uRil or the Kindle e-book version here: https://amzn.to/35kztGg

‘Collective trauma’ to be the theme of our Lenten Summit this year

Jon Rev. Cindy and four experts in the field of understanding collective trauma as we explore how COVID-19 is affecting all of us, and how its after-effects will be felt in years to come. 

We will meet via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays during March (March 3, 10, 17, and 24). To get more details and sign up for the Zoom links, click here.

Help save a life! The Red Cross Blood Drive returns to St. James on March 9th

Our Red Cross Blood Drives were such a success last year, we're doing it again on Tuesday, March 9th in the Great Hall here at St. James, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To find out how to sign up and register for the blood drive, see this page for more information.

For more events, 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

VENMO: Use the account ID @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)


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 YouTube broadcast beginning at 10 a.m. (recorded services are also 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,”  “Silence,” and “Superhero.”

Watch for the St. James

Discovery Center Preschool

Coming Soon

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