Saint James Episcopal Church

Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit


We are a small, inclusive Episcopal Church that hosts a broad-based Spiritual Center for the community.
We seek new ways to relate with and serve God in this place and celebrate the fullness of life in each individual.

Sunday Service, 10 am in Person and on Zoom

Want to attend in person or participate via Zoom?

McGowan House Renovation

Spirituality, Art and a Profound Sense of Place

McGowan house was built in 1918 as a spiritual retreat. Design of the house derives from the the influential early-20th century architects Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene. Greene and Greene structures are prime exemplars of the American Arts and Crafts Movement emphasizing meticulous worksmanship with use of natural materials. Through the decades, it has become an ever more inclusive, welcoming place, a spiritual center for groups of diverse sensibilities. 

And just over a century after its first opening, this house was in need of significant repairs.

The whole roof  has been redone, the chimneys inspected, the original dining room and main entrance wood floors have been refinished, the basement has been cleaned out after many decades of accumulation and the kitchen was given a new life with fresh paint and new floors.

Improvements are still going on and we can’t wait to have the building fully functional! May McGowan House remain that spiritual haven that welcomed  people striving to make our community a better place for the decades to come.

The Church and McGowan House are reopening

The church and the McGowan House Center are re-opening slowly. With limited capacity, the church is now celebrating the Holy Eucharist on Sunday mornings.  Meanwhile, groups that used to meet at McGowan House pre-COVID are gathering back again.

Take a look at the Taking Place page to see the calendar or at the Spiritual Center page to know more about McGowan House.