Welcome to St James Church
A Catholic Community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter.
St James Church- A Catholic Community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter is a non-profit, religious organization that provides outreach and resources to people and families who desire to experience the Grace of God from the fullness of the Anglican tradition, as found in union with the Catholic Church. We are always happy to meet new people - all are welcome!
St. James Catholic Mission Church meets for weekly liturgy at St. Benedict the Moor church, 86 ML King Avenue. in St. Augustine, FL, every Saturday at 4:30 p.m. The Holy Vigil Mass is offered according to the Vatican approved Book of Divine Worship, a blend of the Book of Common Prayer and the Roman Missal, and follows the General Roman Calendar.
Many of us are former Episcopalians and Anglicans who have come to believe that Jesus' Prayer for Unity, found in the 17th chapter of the Gospel of John, is to be taken literally and visibly. We have found a true spiritual home, and invite others to worship with us, and to learn and grow in holiness and effective outreach to our St. Augustine community.
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Jesus' Prayer for Unity
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
Mission Statement of St. James Parish, St. Augustine, Florida
Our mission is to spread the Word of God, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and Christian fellowship to the people of the Northern Florida Region.
St. James is a congregation emphasizing both Word and Sacrament within the Anglican Catholic tradition. We maintain the faith embraced by all Christians as stated in the Nicene Creed. Our beliefs call us into action as we reach out to the wider community and devote our time, talent, and resources to grow our parish family and to improve the wellbeing of those less fortunate.