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 15, 2022
The online service is available now.

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Upcoming events

Coffee Time ResumesTime: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Olde Stump FrolicTime: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
St. David's opens for the SummerTime: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Worship Services (0515)

Connections Newsletter

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

*NEW*Connections Spring 2022 (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.


St FX Community

St. James United Church welcomes all members of the STFX University family.

You are invited to make St. James your church “home away from home” while you are in Antigonish. Come and join in the activities and life of a diverse and faith focused community – we worship together, we eat together, and we know our life would be richer with you among us!

Sunday worship is at 10:30 am and everyone is welcome to join us. Our buildings are accessible and scent free.

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.

Previous Sunday Worship Services

In-Person Worship and Online Worship

On March 21, 2022, the Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in Nova Scotia and we are able at St. James to return to our usual ways of gathering and worshipping.

Starting on Sunday, March 27, 2022 there are no distancing or capacity limits for our gatherings. Masks are no longer required although they are suggested.

Everyone is welcome to gather on Sunday morning for the in-person worship. Many of our usual activities (like coffee hour after worship) will resume in the weeks to come.

The online services will continue to be posted around 3pm on Sunday afternoon each week and we are pleased to still have these two ways to worship together.

Take Care and God Bless,
Rev. Peter

Annual Congregational Meeting


The Annual General Meeting for St. James United Church was held on February 27, 2022 at 7:00pm via Zoom. The link was sent out via our mailing lists or obtained by contacting the church office. There was a good attendance and a good review of the year just past and some conversation about the year ahead. Thanks to everyone who took part.

Material for the Annual Meeting

2021 Annual Reports

2021 Reviewed Financial Statements

2021 AGM Agenda and Nominating Report

Living Faithfully During Covid-19

“Living Faithfully During Covid 19” is the our congregational plan for reopening St. James during the pandemic. 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.