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, August 1, 2021
(Online worship 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
In Person and Online WorshipTime: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
In Person and Online WorshipTime: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Worship Services (0801)

August 1, 2021 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for August 1, 2021

Sermon for August 1, 2021

July 18, 2021 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

July 25, 2021 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for July 25, 2021

Sermon for July 25, 2021

July 18, 2021 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for July 18, 2021

Sermon for July 18, 2021

July 11, 2021 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for July 11, 2021

Sermon for July 11, 2021

July 4, 2021 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for July 4, 2021

Sermon for July 4, 2021

June 27, 2021 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Bulletin for June 27, 2021

Sermon for June 27, 2021

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

Changes to Our Activities

June 16, 2021 Update:


With the revisions for gathering limits for Faith Communities under Phase 2 of the NS Reopening plan we are able once more to gather for in person worship. During this phase we are limited to 50 people in the sanctuary so are asking those interested to reserve your seats in advance at 902-863-2001. The expectation is that starting in July when we enter Phase 3 that our gathering limit will double and there should be space for any who want to attend.

The online worship service will continue to be posted on facebook and our website and hopefully will be ready by 3pm on Sunday afternoon. Sometimes Youtube is slow in processing our video so it may be a bit later.

The Church Office is open throughout June and 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. Take the opportunity in this warmer weather to get outsider and reconnect with family and friends.

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

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.