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 23, 2022
The online service is available now.

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Upcoming events

Online Worship Only This WeekTime: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Worship Services (0123)

January 23, 2022 Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Bulletin for January 23, 2022

Sermon for January 23, 2022

January 16, 2022 Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Bulletin for January 16, 2022

Sermon for January 16, 2022

January 9, 2022 Baptism of Jesus Sunday

Bulletin for January 9, 2022

Sermon for January 9, 2022

January 2, 2022 Epiphany Sunday

Bulletin for January 2, 2022

There is no printed sermon for this Sunday

December 26, 2021 First Sunday after Christmas

Bulletin for December 26, 2021

Sermon for December 26, 2021

December 24, 2021 Christmas Eve

Bulletin for December 24, 2021

Meditations for December 24, 2021

Connections Newsletter

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

*NEW*Connections Winter 2021 (December)

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

Update to Services (January 19, 2022)

The Church Council met on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 and decided to continue with only online services at St. James for at least the next two Sundays (January 23nd and 30th). The online services will continue to be posted before Sunday morning on the website and our social media.

I know we would all like this wave of Covid to be finished and to go back to our normal activities but we're not there yet. Please stay safe, follow the public health guidelines, and continue to pray for each other.

Take Care and God Bless,
Rev. Peter

Changes to Our Activities


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.