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, February 28, 2021
(Video is now online)

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Upcoming events

Palm SundayTime: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Maundy ThursdayTime: 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Online Worship Services (0221)

February 28, 2021 Second Sunday of Lent

Bulletin for February 28, 2021

Sermon for February 28, 2021

February 21, 2021 First Sunday of Lent

Bulletin for February 21, 2021

Sermon for February 21, 2021

February 14, 2021 Transfiguration African Heritage Sunday

Bulletin for February 14, 2021

Sermon for February 14, 2021

February 7, 2021 Fifth after Epiphany

Bulletin for February 7, 2021

Sermon for February 7, 2021

January 31, 2021 Fourth after Epiphany

Bulletin for January 31, 2021

Sermon for January 31, 2021

January 24, 2021 Third after Epiphany

Bulletin for January 24, 2021

Sermon for January 24, 2021

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

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

The most current worship service from Sunday is linked at the top of the page and the previous Sundays can be found on the left side of the page. Older worship services are archived and available through the link below. Please share the links with others in the congregation and anyone who might be interested.

Sunday Worship

Changes to Our Activities


The Annual General Meeting for St. James will be held on February 28, 2021 at 7:00pm via Zoom. The link will be sent out via our mailing lists or can be obtained by contacting the church office.

Material for the Annual Meeting

2020 Annual Reports

2020 Reviewed Financial Statements

2020 AGM Agenda and Nominating Report


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

Most Committees of the church have continued 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 in the fall of 2020 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.