St. James Episcopal Church



To all who need a church home – to all who mourn and want comfort – to all who are lonely and want companionship – to all who pray and to all who do not – to all who sin and need a savior, this church opens wide the door, and in the name of Jesus, says, Welcome!

Our vision for St. James Parish is to be a loving family, embracing all people, expressing the love of Jesus Christ and carrying out His ministry in our community of faith and the community in which we live.

We celebrate our past, embrace the present and look forward to an exciting and blessed future. As a loving parish that is not content to remain within the comfort and safety of its historic walls, we seek to journey out into the diverse community and world sharing our blessings, talent and most importantly, the saving message of Jesus Christ.


➤ Sunday Services

8:00 am – Rite I
10:15 am – Rite II (with nursery provided)

➤ HEALING Service

Thursday at 10 am


204 Lee Street
Leesburg, Florida 34748

(352) 787-1981

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Many thanks to Beth Williams

Many thanks to Beth Williams for putting together our outstanding Youth and Family programs this spring! On May 15th, we enjoyed the Jubilate production, “A Tapestry of Me” in the Parish Hall. And on May 21st, our Youth Sunday featured singing by our Jubilate Choir, liturgical dance, dramatized readings, and our  Senior Sermon by Ellie Beltran.  Matthew Hill was also awarded the Chorister of the Year award.

Inquirer’s Class

Are you new to St. James, and would like to learn more about Anglicanism and the Episcopal Church?  Are you interested in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church?  Father Tom will be holding an Inquirer’s Class each Sunday in June at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  Bishop Brewer is scheduled to visit St. James for confirmation later this year.




Newcomer Dinner

If you have been attending St. James in the past year, we’d like you to join our vestry an staff for a Newcomer Dinner on Wednesday, June 26th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  If you would like to come, please let us know by email at or by phone at (352-787-1981.  We looking forward to seeing you, and welcome to St. James!


JULY 8TH-12TH,  9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM For Children Pre-K through 5th Grade. 

Our theme this year is The Armor of God, taken from Ephesians 6:10-20). Be sure to join us for all five days as we learn to put on each part of the armor! If you are interested in helping, please contact Beth Williams at (352) 702-2062. You can register by calling the church office at (352) 787-1981.  We are limiting the number to 60, so be sure to reserve your spot!

“Put on the full Armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” (Ephesians 6:11)

Summer Music Camp

Week of June 3-7 beginning at 9:00 a.m., St. James will again host the Summer Music Camp for the Metropolitan Area Youth Symphony (MAYS), featuring musical instruction for students of all skill levels between the ages of 5 and 18. Tuition is $125 for half-day sessions for young beginners and $225 for full day.

Register today! 
NOTE: Be sure to register for the Lake County Camp, not the Orlando camp.