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, May 16, 2021
(The online worship is available now).

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Upcoming events

Online WorshipTime: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Pentecost SundayTime: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday School ClosingTime: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Online Worship Services (0516)

May 16, 2021 Ascension Sunday

Bulletin for May 16, 2021

Sermon for May 16, 2021

May 9, 2021 Sixth Sunday of Easter

Bulletin for May 9, 2021

Sermon for May 9, 2021

May 2, 2021 Fifth Sunday of Easter

Bulletin for May 2, 2021

Sermon for May 2, 2021

April 25, 2021 Fourth Sunday of Easter

Bulletin for April 25, 2021

Sermon for April 25, 2021

April 18, 2021 Third Sunday of Easter

Bulletin for April 18, 2021

There is no printed Sermon for April 18, 2021

April 11, 2021Second Sunday of Easter

Bulletin for April 11, 2021

Sermon for April 11, 2021

April 4, 2021Easter Sunday

Bulletin for April 4, 2021

Sermon for April 4, 2021

April 2, 2021 Good Friday

Bulletin for April 2, 2021

Sermon for April 2, 2021

Connections Newsletter

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

*NEW*Connections Spring 2021 (March-April)

Older issues can also be found here.

We’re also please to be able to offer “Audio Connections” which can be submitted 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

April 27, 2021 Update:

The provincial lockdown announced this afternoon means that for the next two weeks, May 2nd and May 9th, that worship will be only online at St. James. The worship service will be posted on facebook and our website and our hope is to have it ready before Sunday morning.

The Church Office will be closed during the lockdown but the mail slot, voice mails, and email will be checked regularly. If you need to speak with me simply leave a message and I will be back in touch.

Please stay safe. Look after your physical and emotional well being. Take the time to reach out to the people around you by telephone, email, text, or social media. Remember in prayer those who are essential workers and everyone whose lives are touched by Covid.

Above all never forget that you are not alone- we walk with each other and we walk with God.

God Bless,

Rev. Peter


The Annual General Meeting for St. James was held on February 28, 2021 at 7:00pm via Zoom. The link was sent out via our mailing lists or was 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.