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, September 19, 2021
The service is available now.
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Upcoming events

In Person and Online WorshipTime: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
In Person and Online WorshipTime: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Worship Services (0919)

September 19, 2021 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for September 19, 2021

Sermon for September 19, 2021

September 12, 2021 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for September 12, 2021

Sermon for September 12, 2021

September 5, 2021 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for September 5, 2021

Sermon for September 5, 2021

August 29, 2021 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for August 29, 2021

There is no printed Sermon for August 29, 2021

August 22, 2021 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for August 22, 2021

There is no printed Sermon for August 22, 2021

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.

Connections Newsletter

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

*NEW*Connections Summer 2021 (June)

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

Celebration of Life for Bob Murray

Changes to Our Activities

September 15, 2021 Update:


This week we were told that Nova Scotia would remain in Phase 4 of the reopening plan until at least October 4th. In Phase 4, we can have up to 125 people in the sanctuary with distancing and masks. If you are interested in attending the in person worship on Sunday please let us know by email or a phone call so we can place you on the contact list.

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

As we await the final phase of reopening the Church Council and various groups are talking about how and when to restart the activities and events we have postponed because of the pandemic. Please keep watching the website and our social media for more information.

Above all, please continue to pray for each other as we move through this 4th Wave and let us encourage and support one other in love and faith.

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.