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Thank you for visiting our site!

Take a tour, learn about us and our tradition, explore our programs and our ministries, and journey through linked resources. Match your interests and desires to learn about God and enter new relationships. Visit our church, worship with us, become a part of our parish family, attend supper clubs, sing in the choir, be comfortable as you learn and share. Be with us in prayer, friendship and unceasing labor with Christ.


We will always have questions, but in the two foundational statements of faith that are the Apostles' Creed used at baptism, and the Nicene Creed used at communion. We join Christians throughout the ages in affirming our faith in the one God who created us, redeemed us, and sanctifies us.

The Creeds
“The Creeds are statements of our basic beliefs about God” 
(Book of Common Prayer, p. 851).

The Apostles' Creed 
I believe in God, the Father almighty, 
    creator of heaven and earth; 
I 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. 
I 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.
(BCP, p. 96)
The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God,
    the Father, the Almighty,
    maker of heaven and earth,
    of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
    the only Son of God,
    eternally begotten of the Father,
    God from God, Light from Light,
    true God from true God,
    begotten, not made,
    of one Being with the Father.
    Through him all things were made.
    For us and for our salvation
        he came down from heaven:
    by the power of the Holy Spirit
        he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
        and was made man.
    For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
        he suffered death and was buried.
        On the third day he rose again
            in accordance with the Scriptures;
        he ascended into heaven
            and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
   He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
        and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, 
    who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
    With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
    He has spoken through the Prophets.
    We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
    We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
    We look for the resurrection of the dead,
        and the life of the world to come. Amen.
(BCP, pp. 358-359)


Visiting a new church can be a leap of faith on many levels, even for people who've been going to church for a long time. You may have questions like the following; we hope our answers are helpful to you:
  • 1
    Will anyone talk to me?

    You should be greeted as you enter the church and meet others before you leave; we are a welcoming congregation. Please join us after the service in the Parish Hall for fellowship, if you desire. It's a great way to meet people.
  • 2
    Will too many people talk to me?

    Only you can answer that.
  • 3
    Will it be easy to leave if I dont enjoy it?

    You may leave at any time, but we hope you will be a part of the entire service.
  • 4
    Will they ask me for money?

    No one will ask you for money. A free will offering is a part of the service but the choice is yours.
  • 5
    Will it be ok if my kids cant sit still be quiet the entire service?

    Children are a blessing to all of us. Jesus said "Let the little children come to Me" - See Luke 18:15-17
  • 6
    How should I dress?

    Comfortably. Some dress up, some dress casually.
  • 7
    Will there be anyone there my own age?

    The ages of those who worship vary significantly.
  • 8
    Does it matter if Im an Episcopalian?

    All are welcome at St. James.
  • 9
    Am I welcome if I dont believe?

    You are very welcome at St. James if you don't believe.
Whether you've never been to church before, or you are a lifelong churchgoer, we want you to feel comfortable at St. James; and we hope your experience will be stress free, engaging and meaningful.



St. James Episcopal Church
1620 Murray Street
Alexandria, LA 71301


St. James Episcopal
Day School
901 16th Street
Alexandria, LA 71301



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St. James Episcopal Church is located on Bolton Avenue between Albert Street and Murray Street. The Chapel entrance is located on Albert Street between Bolton Avenue and 16th Street. The St. James Day School is located at 901 16th Street between Albert Street and Murray Street. 


Off street parking is available on Albert Street between Bolton Avenue and 16th Street. On-street parking is available around the Church property.


Worship Schedule


8:00 AM - Holy Eucharist with hymns in Church
10:30 AM - Holy Eucharist with choir and organ in Church (Nursery provided)
5:00 PM - Holy Eucharist in Church