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, December 5, 2021
The service is available around 3pm Sunday
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Upcoming events

Advent Continues- Sunday of PeaceTime: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Advent Continues- Sunday of JoyTime: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Advent Continues- Sunday of LoveTime: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Christmas Eve at St. David'sTime: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Family Christmas Eve ServiceTime: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Worship Services (1205)

December 5, 2021 Second Sunday of Advent

Bulletin for December 5, 2021

Sermon for December 5, 2021

November 28, 2021 First Sunday of Advent

Bulletin for November 28, 2021

Sermon for November 28, 2021

November 21, 2021 Reign of Christ Sunday

Bulletin for November 21, 2021

Sermon for November 21, 2021

November 14, 2021 Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for November 14, 2021

Sermon for November 14, 2021

November 7, 2021 Remembrance Sunday

Bulletin for November 7, 2021

Sermon for November 7, 2021

October 31, 2021 Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost

Bulletin for October 31, 2021

Sermon for October 31, 2021

October 24, 2021 Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost

Bulletin for October 24, 2021

There is no printed sermon available for this Sunday

October 17, 2021 Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost

Bulletin for October 17, 2021

Sermon for October 17, 2021

Connections Newsletter

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

*NEW*Connections Fall 2021 (September)

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.

Sunday Worship

Celebration of Life for Bob Murray

Changes to Our Activities

October 4, 2021 Update:


This week we moved into Phase 5 of the reopening plan in Nova Scotia. Masks are still required for worship and throughout the building but we no longer have limits on the number of people who can attend worship and will start singing again on Thanksgiving Sunday.

Proof of vaccine is not required for our Sunday morning worship service (although everyone is strongly encouraged to be vaccinated). For all other activities that happen at St. James, as well as for funerals, weddings, and special worship services, proof of vaccination will be required to participate.

The online worship service will continue to be posted on Facebook and our website and hopefully will be ready by 3pm on Sunday afternoon.

The groups and activities at St. James are making plans to restart as the fall unfolds. Please keep watching the website and our social media for more information.

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

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.