Welcome to St. James'!

St. James' is an open and inclusive church community in downtown Dexter, Michigan. We are currently meeting every Sunday in-person and online via Zoom at 9:30 a.m. and would love to have you join us. Children are welcome in church. We have coffee fellowship after every service.

Our times together in worship, during social gatherings, and in conversations among small groups and individuals are all part of our community life together and help us stay connected to one another and to God. If you are looking for a community of faith that is comfortable with asking questions, willing to experience doubt and faith, and learning to appreciate diversity in our midst, St. James' is for you. St James' is a place of extreme welcome and radical hospitality. Among us are people of great heart, including those suffering addiction and homelessness, restless children, honored elders, surly teens, thoughtful seekers, gays and lesbians, forgiven Christians, hopeless sinners, progressives and traditionalists, and so many more. Absolutely everyone is welcome here. You are wanted, expected, and awaited.

We currently do not have nursery services available.  But children are always welcome in worship services.  Children who have been baptized are also welcome to receive communion. 

Our priest/pastor

The Reverend Carol Mader retired in February 2024 after serving as the priest at St. James' since 2010.  Supply priests from the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan are currently leading our worship services through the spring, after which we will have an interim priest who will serve until we call a permanent priest..