The Cathedral of Saint James


How We Worship


Worshipping and praising God is the central activity of the Saint James community. While our worship style is rooted in the ancient liturgical and musical traditions of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, we also strive to recognize the many ways in which Our Savior is known and worshipped throughout the world. Our worship is often beautiful, frequently moving, and always warm and embracing.

As the Cathedral Church for the Diocese of Northern Indiana, the Cathedral of Saint James is also a place for celebrations and other services that welcome Episcopalians from throughout northern Indiana and beyond. As is true for much of the Episcopal Church, one of the most important aspects of our congregational worship is the Holy Eucharist, which is the center of our life together. It is our belief that ALL baptized believers are welcome at God's table to share in the Eucharistic feast.

All are welcome to participate as fully as they feel moved. We strive to make our worship as welcoming and as friendly as possible. If you are unfamiliar with our tradition, the bulletin will help guide you through the liturgy. It makes reference to the Hymnal and Book of Common Prayer (BCP), which are in the pew racks. You will see directions in the bulletin about sitting and standing. Also, you might see members of the congregation kneeling, bowing, or making the sign of the cross during the liturgy. None of those actions are "requirements" and we invite you to participate in any way that feels authentic to you.

Sunday Worship


Our two Sunday morning Eucharists (8:00 am and 10:15 am in the Cathedral) are at the same time very different and very much alike.

The 8:00 am service is a spoken service, without sung music, using Rite I of the 1979 edition of the Book of Common Prayer.

The 10:15 am service is a Choral Eucharist, featuring music from our organ (and sometimes other instruments) in addition to the Cathedral Choir. The 10:15 am service is grounded in the Rite II liturgy.

Both services feature excellent Christ-centered preaching, which is a strong tradition at Saint James.

Mid-Week Services


Holy Eucharist / Communion is celebrated in the Chapel of Holy Angels on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Healing services are offered on the last Wednesday of the month during the 5:30 pm Eucharist


Service Times



8:00 am -- Spoken Eucharist, Rite I
10:15 am -- Choral Eucharist, Rite II


9:00 am -- Morning Prayer


5:30 pm -- Eucharist


12:00 noon -- Eucharist

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The Cathedral of Saint James ||| 117 N Lafayette Blvd ||| South Bend, IN 46601 ||| Phone: 574-232-4837 ||| office at stjamessouthbend dot org

Office hours are Tues - Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm