A Welcoming Church Family

1117 N Main St., Clovis, NM | Sundays @ 9am & 11am
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Sunday 9am spoken service (Low Mass)

Sunday 11am Sung High Mass

Bible Study is every Tuesday Night, from 6-7pm, in the Parish Hall

Prayer Group on Wednesday Night at 5:30pm

Holy Eucharist during the week, THURSDAY at 12:10pm

St. James is very happy to once again have two Sunday Services.

The Sunday 9am is a shorter and more simple, spoken service. The Sunday 11am service is our more traditional high church liturgy, with singing and organ music, and all the “smells and bells.”

Coffee, snacks, and fellowship between the services!!!


About Us

We are an open and welcoming community, called to be saints (Rom 1:7), dedicated to making Jesus Christ known and loved, in the joy and power of the Holy Spirit, to the praise and glory of God the Father. We value in-depth and transformative engagement with the Sacred Scriptures through dynamic study and preaching of the Word of God. We worship with great reverence, in the beauty of holiness (Ps 96:9), with traditional liturgy and aesthetics that values the sacred and the transcendent. The Episcopal Church, of which we are a parish, is sometimes called “the thinking person’s Church” because of how much we value faith-informed reason and learning. Yet we value not just head-learning but rather how it reaches down into our hearts to make us better disciples of the Lord Jesus so we can more effectively be witnesses of his resurrection (Acts 1:8, 2:32). In short, we are “not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth!” (Rom 1:16). And we invite you to “come and see” (John 1:38-39), come and be part of the Way (cf. John 14:6, Acts 9:2, 24:14), The Jesus Movement!, especially in such a non-judgmental, non-exclusionary, and loving community as St. James Clovis.

Celebrating in 2023 our 115th year of ministry in this wonderful local community.

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Dear Friends,

The holiday season is upon us, the most wonderful time of the year! I wanted to provide a few highlights how we will celebrate as a St. James Family.
First of all, Thanksgiving! We will have a Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23rd) Eucharist at 9am. I know everyone is busy with family and with cooking but hopefully some can come. Eucharist means “thanksgiving” and so what better way to give God thanks and to eat the greatest of all Thanksgiving Meals than coming together for worship. Special Thanksgiving Day collection will go to 4 All of Us Transitional Home.
December 2 is the Clovis Christmas Parade at 6pm. Come out before to help us set up a booth outside the church where we will give out hot chocolate and biscochitos and can invite people to St. James.
December 3 starts the new liturgical year and the First Sunday of Advent. Get out your wreaths and Advent Calendars to prepare for Christmas coming!
December 12 at 6pm we will have a beautiful and festive celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The service is in our Episcopal liturgical books and is part of our heritage here too. Come ready to sing and dance for joy!
December 20 we will celebrate Las Posadas. This is also a service in our Episcopal prayer books worth doing and knowing about! It follows Mary and Joseph in their journey, looking for a place where Mary can give birth. There will be food and then we go caroling to different houses and communities. Starts at 5:30pm. This will be a really fun way to share the Christmas joy, especially to a few home-bound and assisted living communities. 
December 24 there will not be morning services. Instead we will have our Christmas Eve Children’s Service starting at 3:30pm with singing carols and the Mass at 4pm. We will have Solemn Mass during the Night at 8pm, with singing of carols before starting at 7:30pm.
Those are just some highlights! Hopefully see everyone at some of the services and listen there for announcements and further explanations.
God bless you and I pray that we have the best Holiday Season of our whole lives. Why not?!?!
In Christ Jesus, the reason for the season and the source of all our joy and peace,
Fr. Simon

St. James’ Episcopal Church believes:

in God, the Father almighty,
    creator of heaven and earth;
We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
    He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
        and born of the Virgin Mary.
    He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
        was crucified, died, and was buried.
    He descended to the dead.
    On the third day he rose again.
    He ascended into heaven,
        and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
    He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
    the holy catholic Church,
    the communion of saints,
    the forgiveness of sins
    the resurrection of the body,
    and the life everlasting. Amen.