24447 94th Ave. S, Kent, WA 98030 (253) 852-4450 info@stjameskent.org

Sundays:   8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., & 5 p.m.
Wednesdays:   10 a.m.

Sundays at

8 a.m.


Rite I Contemplative Eucharist with Taizé

Coffee hour follows in the Glass Porch

Sundays at

10:30 a.m.


Rite II Choral Eucharist with organ and choir

Childcare available
(0-48 months and K–5 Godly Play)

Coffee hour follows in the Parish Hall

Sundays at

5 p.m.


New Wineskins Meal and Eucharist

Hosted meal and family-friendly craft at 5 p.m., followed by a Contemporary Eucharist at 6 p.m.

Wednesdays at

10 a.m.


Rite I Holy Eucharist

What's New


October 30
12 p.m.

Have you joined St. James in the last year? Attend Mother Joyce's “Episcopal 101” class!

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What's New

Healing For Women After Cancer
Healing for women after cancer

November 14
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

One-day symposium on Healing for women after cancer using creative arts therapies. Panel discussion with Dr. Kristine Rinn, medical oncologist at Swedish Cancer Center, and a team of creative artists, counselors and survivors.

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What's New

Blood Drive
Blood Drive

Monday, November 14, 1 p.m.–7 p.m. (closed 3 p.m.–4 p.m.), Bloodworks Northwest will host a blood drive at St. James Episcopal Church in the Parish Hall. St. James and LDS…

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What's New

Vicar Of Dibley Party
Vicar of Dibley Party

November 20
3 p.m.

Feel welcome to dress as your favorite character while we enjoy some favorite episodes from this hilarious British comedy from the 1980’s starring Dawn French. Invite friends, family and neighbors.

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Our large and cheery room is perfectly set up for children ages newborn to four years old.  Nursery care is available during the  10:30 a.m. church service (9:30 a.m. during the summer months).  There are many loving and caring adults and youth that volunteer to take care of the children. Nursery care is open for various parish events with advanced planning. The children participate in Bible stories and crafts/activities that match the Lectionary Readings for the day. We also supplement with lessons appropriate to special occasions and church seasons.


Brandon Fisher


Godly Play

We believe at St. James that children are an important part of our community.  We celebrate the children as they join the service, after the confession, by singing to them.  Each week, the preschoolers and Godly Play children share their project and what they have learned during their class time with the congregation. They also participate in bringing up food for our Outreach Program for a blessing.  The children are cared for by a wonderful group of adult and youth volunteers.  All volunteers have completed the “Safeguarding God’s Children” course.


Shannon Jergenson



St. Jim’s Preschool

St. Jim’s Preschool is in session Sept. through May. Classes are Monday through Thursday from 9:15-11:45 a.m. The monthly tuition is $175, with a registration fee of $50.

The children attend school four days a week, which generally helps with their attention skills and social interaction. The 3- and 4-year-olds focus on social skills, shapes, colors, numbers as well as letter recognition. The 4- and 5-year-olds work on pre-reading skills as well as mathematical skills and language arts.


St. Jim’s Preschool Director



Youth Group

St. James’ Youth Group meets youth where they are and guides them closer to Christ. The youth stay active all year long, with events like the Seattle Inner City Mission Trip, 30-Hour Famine, pancake suppers, helping at VBS, the summer mission trip, BBQs, corn mazes, Tacoma Rainiers’ baseball games, the diocese’s JYC and HYC, and so on.


Elias Mburu
Youth Director and Assistant Priest



Young Adults & Young Families

Young Adults & Young Family Fellowship is the group of 18-35 year olds at St. James. We meet each month, for fellowship that is family friendly. Past events have included pool parties, pumpkin carving, mystery dinners & gingerbread house building. We also do events for adults only, like camping in the summer. Please come join us


Elias Mburu
Assistant Priest and Youth Director



Adult Education

The Sunday Morning Adult Education Offerings are intended to enhance our spiritual transformation. This class meets in the Parish Hall between Sunday services, and meets between Labor Day and Father’s Day. This class is taught by a variety of people, including The Rev. Joyce Parry-Moore , Val Brustad, D. Bracher, and Tovi Harris. Classes for adults begin 9:30 a.m., except during the summer months.


Joyce Parry-Moore




Our choir sings nearly every Sunday from September through the end of May at the 10:30 a.m. service. We come together for practice on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. With hundreds of years of liturgical music available, we’ll never run out of repertoire, that’s for sure! Our choir also participates and periodically hosts the annual Kent Choral Night on the first Sunday of each May. New members are always welcome!


Dr. Ray Bannon
Music Director



Contemporary Band

Our contemporary band, Radiance, is comprised of youth and adult musicians who love to play for the Lord! They play a mix of praise and worship music from contemporary Christian artists and original work. The band plays at the 5 p.m. Contemporary Service every Sunday, on designated Sundays at the 10:30 a.m. service, and during the Summer. In addition, Radiance provides worship support to a variety of specialty services, such as the Christmas pick-up pageant and Stations of Advent.


Dave Brumbaugh
Radiance Band leader



Men’s Fellowship

The monthly meeting is held in the church’s Parish Hall on the second Saturday of each month starting at 8:00 a.m. and is approximately one hour in length.  We open with a brief prayer, offering up our thanksgivings, dine on a dish provided by one of the participants, have a discussion of a Biblical offering by one of the participants, and close with intercessory prayers that are offered up for friends and family.


Norm Harris

(253) 852-4003


Women’s Fellowship

We want to help every girl and woman of all ages discover her inner self and unfading beauty.  We meet monthly for breakfast on the third Saturday of every month to share our stories and learn from our sisters in Christ.  We typically have a weekend retreat in the Fall and we arrange other events throughout the year.  We would love to meet you and hear your story—join us!


Tisha Stril



Health Ministry

The St. James Health Ministry is coordinated by Parish Nurse, Debbie Danioth, RN, and was started in 2000. The group has met monthly in the past to focus on current health issues relevant to the St. James parish, and to support the Parish Nurse with events such as monthly blood pressure checks, blood drives coordinated with LDS church and the Puget Sound Blood Center, and CPR/First Aid courses.


Debbie Danioth, RN



Little Sisters of St. Clare

The Little Sisters of St. Clare is a community of faithful women who seek to live a contemplative life of prayer, study, and service, in the tradition of St. Clare and St. Francis.


DedraAnn Bracher, LSSC
Mother Guardian



Outreach Ministry

The Outreach Ministry provides low-income Kent residents and the homeless with food, water, clothing, utility shut-off assistance, drivers licenses and IDs, referral information, and prayer always. We also provide school supplies and household furnishings, when they are available.


Sharing Garden

Our Sharing Garden connects at-risk families and children with the spiritual, nutritional and creative enrichment of learning to garden and compost in their homes and community.



One of the goals of Missions is to be a presence for Christ in the world. We provide opportunities for mission work locally, nationally, and internationally. Trips are for junior high, senior high/young adults, and adults.


Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop is located in the gymnasium next to St. James Episcopal Church 24447 94th Avenue South Kent, WA 98030 We are accepting donations of gently used items 9 am to 12 noon on Mondays & Tuesdays and 1:30 to 4 pm on Wednesdays, and on our sale days, or by appointment by calling (253) 854-5165 or (253) 852-4450.