St. James' Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Old Town, Maine

  • Bishop Lane's Visit Nov. 2018


Welcome to St. James’ – We invite you to look around our Website and learn more about our church. If you’re not currently a member of St. James’ – we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us at our regular weekly service at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings.

We offer Communion Service on Sundays at 10am and also distribute the service via Zoom.   If you would like to join us, please send an email to for information on connecting.


Who We Are

St. James’ Episcopal Church is a small, progressively minded congregation intent on being a welcoming and safe space for all. We are young and old, male and female, gay and straight, single, married, divorced and widowed, CEO and unemployed, student and teacher, rich and poor. We worship together, study and ask questions as we move more deeply into the mystery of God.

Upcoming Events

7:00 pm Vestry Meeting
Vestry Meeting
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Vestry meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm in the undercroft.
10:00 am Holy Eucharist
Holy Eucharist
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

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People of St. James’

The Rev. Jane+ White-Hassler – Priest in Charge
The Rev. Jared Talbot – Deacon
Cassandra Wright – Senior Warden
Faith Dinne – Junior Warden
John Gregory – Treasurer

Members of the Vestry:
David Brainerd,
Mary Cathcart,
Mary Lapin,
Maureen Walsh
Ann Dieffenbacher-Krall, Clerk

Services During COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic St. James’ had been holding Morning Prayer on Sunday at 10:00am via Zoom. As of June 2021, we are starting to have in-person Holy Communion services every Sunday while still streaming the services for those unable to attend. If you would like to join us, please send an email to for information on connecting.

Our Outreach Program


St. James has an extensive and year-round outreach program. Some of the activities include a fill the Back Pack Program for children’s food insecurities at the local school, Days of Warmth to help the Penobscot Nation Emergency Fuel Fund, a Mother’s Day Shower to collect baby items, a school supplies collection for children going back to school, a Thanksgiving drive to provide meals, and a Christmas food drive to provide hams and other food for Christmas dinners for families at the Penobscot Nation Food Pantry.

Bible/Book Study Group

We are starting our discussion of Chris Murphy’s book The Violence Inside Us. Please remember, it is not a prerequisite of participating in the discussion for you to have read the indicated pages, or for that matter any chapters. Both the Bible/Book Study Group and the Compline Service are held in Hybrid Mode, i.e., people who wish to meet in person will gather in the undercroft of the church; those who wish to participate online can do so via Zoom. Those who attend in person are expected to have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

St. James' Episcopal Church - Old Town, Maine | A member of The Episcopal Diocese of Maine, The Episcopal Church, and the Worldwide Anglican Communion