Saint James’ Possibilities
Saint James’ Episcopal Church is turning 200 years old next year and we are not just looking back but contemplating our place in her story, the contribution we will leave for the generations to come.
While we have certainly done yeoman’s work shoring up our current plant, 2016 will also mark fifty years since our last significant expansion and renovation.
The leadership of the church and school has been studying our current needs and possibilities and envision beginning our next 200 years with a facility that is accessible to all and equipped for the ministry of today and tomorrow.
This would include:
An elevator, ramps, and larger fully accessible restrooms to allow full accessibility to all. Fresh updated bathrooms would also include changing tables.
Ample meeting spaces equipped for audio/visual presentations.
A music wing that would allow instrument space for bell rehearsals, room for choir rehearsals, changing areas, music storage.
Flower guild room and an expanded sacristy.
A nursery located closer to worship area.
Rededication of children’s chapel.
Sufficient office space for church staff.
In addition, the vision under consideration also provides the space for Saint James’ Episcopal School to continue to thrive in harmony with the growing church community.
Please help us discover what is possible at Saint James’. Engage a member of the vestry or Fr. Ben with your questions and your dreams for tomorrow.
Stay tuned for additional pieces regarding why we believe this project is critical to our future, the logistics (when/what/where?) of what is being discerned and the fruitful partnership b/n the church and school that has us entering the next century on uniquely remarkable footing.