Services At St. James

New to St James? Welcome! We are so glad you are here. Coming to a new church can be intimidating, especially if Anglicanism is unfamiliar. You are welcome wherever you are at in. your faith journey! No questions are off limits so come and observe, meet some friendly folk, or even get connected right away!

The 10:00 am service is both live-streamed and in-person and typically last about 70 minutes. 2995-A Airway Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92626

This is our midweek  service that meets in-person and lasts about 30 minutes. 2995-A Airway Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92626

No matter what your denominational background is or where you are at in your faith journey you are welcome!

We look forward to seeing you there!

What’s A Service Like?

The Anglican practice is participatory, so join in!

  • Liturgical & Holy Spirit Led: Other members may make the sign of the cross, kneel, or stand at various points during the service. Don’t feel obligated to participate in every part, but you are welcome to follow along.

  • Guided & Relaxed: There will be an overhead projection of lyrics to songs, scripture readings, prayer responses, and the order of service that will guide you through each part.

  • Biblical & Theological: We teach from the Holy Scriptures every Sunday. We believe God’s word is alive and active in opening our hearts to the love and truth of God(Heb. 4:12). Our hope is to help everyone understand the the Word of God and respond to the invitation of the Holy Spirit through prayer. The teaching will be practical, reflective, and challenging.

  • Reverent & Relevant: We have a quick fact sheet with short descriptions of some of the unfamiliar words and phrases used during the service, available here.

  • Sacrificial & Invitational: We take an offering of financial gifts during the service for those who call St. James their home church. As our guest, you are invited  to receive not expected to give any money. Welcome!

  • Intentional & Relational: We are a friendly church that welcomes and respects everyone who comes to explore their faith, dive deeper, or simply rest in God’s presence.


We celebrate Eucharist (communion) at each of our Sunday services.  Communion is the partaking of bread (representing Jesus’ broken body) and wine (representing Jesus’ poured-out blood) as the whole church (the body of Christ) gathers together remembering what he accomplished for us through his suffering and death.  Jesus commanded his followers to partake in this meal together as often as they gather.

As we consume the elements, Paul said, we “proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes” (1 Cor 11:26).  Jesus did not die for naught; the significance of his death 2000 years ago continues to the present so that with all confidence we can be assured our sins have been forgiven.  By consuming the bread and the wine, we bring into the present what was accomplished for us at his death and proclaim to the world, “His death in the past saves us today.”

When we celebrate communion, we come to the front of the sanctuary.  As you place one hand over the other to receive, the celebrant will place bread in your palms saying, “The body of Christ, the bread of heaven.”   Then a server will bring the chalice of wine to you.  You can either drink from the chalice, or you can dip the bread in the wine.

Communion is for all disciples of Jesus.  If Jesus is your Lord and Savior and you have been baptized, you are welcome to partake in communion.  Otherwise, you are welcome to receive a blessing by coming forward with folded arms across your chest.

Our Location

2995-A Airway Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(At the corner of Kalmus and Airway Ave.)