Our shared experience as a Christian community may be centered around God’s altar in the Eucharist. Beautiful worship is one of the joys of our community, but so is the fellowship we experience through our worship and education ministries, during prayer times, at hospitality events, and during our monthly “Lunch Bunch” meals. Each of these provides a wonderful opportunity to connect, learn, and grow together in faith and love.



We strive to help and care for our church members and our neighbors in times of trouble. For over 40 years, our Helping Hands food pantry has distributed needed groceries every other Saturday. On weekdays, our Doorstep Ministry provides sack lunches, assistance with utility bills, and gas cards for those who need them. Our members also volunteer with local organizations such as Mobile Meals and Volunteer Ministry Center.



St. James has a long history of demonstrated commitment to seeking justice in our community. We have honored that legacy through decades of service and advocacy to help achieve LGBT equality, end racism, and provide care for immigrant and refugee families in Knoxville. Through the JusticeKnox ministry, we engage with other congregations to identify, prioritize and target research-based action items that have a real impact on the underserved or unheard.



  • Annual Giving

  • The 2021 annual giving letter and pledge card were mailed last week. If you did not receive your letter, please let the St. James office know. There a... [read more]
  • Church Office

  • Staff members are in the church office, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 am-2 pm. If you need to come to the office, please call ahead. As always, i... [read more]
  • Parish Care

  • Our phone tree is helping to keep us all in touch. You may have received a call from the person with your name. It’s a great way to visit and you may... [read more]



  • The Way of Love

  • The Way of Love is a way of life. More than a program or curriculum, it is an intentional commitment to a set of practices. It's a commitment to follo... [read more]
  • Worship and Spirituality is central to our lives together as we glorify the Author of all Beauty. Worship reminds us of the mystery and grace th... [read more]

Pastoral Care

  • Memorial Garden. If you would like to visit the St. James Memorial Garden, please let contact the church office at A parishion... [read more]
  • Our clergy and volunteers are dedicated to offering care 24/7 to those who are in need. Whether it's hospital or homebound visits, crisis counseling... [read more]


  • ECF is a lay-led and independent organization, serving the Episcopal Church since 1949. ECF is an independent, lay-led organization that helps con... [read more]
  • Fellowship in the body of Christ is certainly no side issue. It is one of the four things the early church and today's church devoted itself to. ... [read more]

Outreach Ministries

  • We have many programs that explicitly offer much needed help to our local community. Helping Hands and Doorstep Ministry literally fee people wh... [read more]
  • Neighbor Day 2020

  • Nearly 100 years of Neighbors helping neighbors We celebrate Neighbor Day to highlight the work of our ministries and to raise money to continue del... [read more]
  • Our beautiful church gardens are faithfully maintained by the St. Francis Guild, a hearty band of folk who lovingly hoe, plant, pull weeds, and so muc... [read more]