Welcome to St. James United Church in Antigonish

Ceud Mìle Fàilte! A Hundred Thousand Welcomes

  • Welcome to St. James

St. James United Church is located in the heart of the town of Antigonish at the corner of Main Street and Church Street. Established in 1804, the church has been a part of the changes which have taken place in the town, the province, and the country over the past two hundred years.

We are a congregation within the United Church of Canada and are pleased to welcome people of all backgrounds from the town and county to our community of faith. We are also pleased to be the “home away from home” for students attending St. Francis Xavier University and the participants at the Coady International Institute.

Worship for
Sunday, January 17, 2021

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Upcoming events

Transfiguration SundayTime: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
First Sunday of LentTime: 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Online Worship Services (0117)

January 17, 2021 Second after Epiphany

Bulletin for January 17, 2021

Sermon for January 17, 2021

January 10, 2021 Baptism of Jesus

Bulletin for January 10, 2021

Sermon for January 10, 2021

December 27, 2020 First Sunday of Christmas

Bulletin for December 27, 2020

Sermon for December 27, 2020

December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve

Bulletin for December 24, 2020 Live stream

December 20, 2020 Fourth Sunday of Advent

Bulletin for December 20, 2020

Sermon for December 20, 2020

Connections Newsletter

The latest issue of “Connections” the newsletter of St. James United Church is now available!

*NEW*Connections Winter 2020 (December)

Older issues can also be found here.

Beginning in April 2020, we will be featuring occasional audio editions of “Connections”. Contributions may be submitting anytime. Contact Rev. Peter  for more information.

Connections Audio Edition #1: Andrew Murray shares his story of faith and comfort in uncertain times. Running time 9 minutes 14 seconds.

Previous Worship Materials

While we are unable to meet in person currently we are moving our service online. The most current worship service from Sunday is linked at the top of the page and the previous Sundays can be found by the links below. Please share the links with others in the congregation and anyone who might be interested.

Sunday Worship

Changes to Our Activities


The Remembrance Day Ceremony in Antigonish is online this year because of Covid-19 restrictions. Please pause on November 11th at 11:00 to remember. The ceremony can be found at by clicking here


We reopened out church to in person worship on September 6, 2020 and are slowly restarting our programs and activities.

The Weekly Meditation groups has resumed using the Hall. If you are interested please be in touch with the church office for information.

Most Committees of the church have resumed meeting most over Zoom but some in person.

The Virtual Coffee Time is ongoing each Thursday morning via Zoom. If you are interested please contact Rev. Peter.

TUESDAY AND THURSDAY HOT MEAL The Hot Meal Committee met this fall and after careful consideration decided to not restart our Tuesday and Thursday Hot Meals for the present time. We hope when the state of emergency restrictions ease to be able to offer the meals again in our hall.

Living Faithfully During Covid-19

“Living Faithfully During Covid 19” is the our congregational plan for reopening St. James safely this fall. The document is the result of a great deal of work by staff and various committees of the church using advice and direction from NS Public Health and the United Church of Canada. Anyone wanting a paper copy is asked to contact the office 902-863-2001 or office@stjamesuc.com.

The online worship services at St. James will continue throughout the fall. The services will be posted each week on our website and through social media.

In person worship services at St. James will resume on September 6, 2020. Because of the social distancing requirements our available seating in the sanctuary is limited so we are asking that those who intend to come to the building for worship to please contact the church office at 902-983-2001 starting on Tuesday, September 1st.