Adult Education


It is the mission of Adult Education at St. James to assist everyone in their spiritual journey with Christ by offering a variety of options and venues so that each parishioner will find a convenient time and place for spiritual growth that fits their interest and learning style.

The Adult Education/Commission schedules educational programs which are content driven and include: adult forums on Sunday mornings, other lecture series, a pilgrimage in planning, our Lenten program and devotional booklet, the Nickerson Library and a book club.

For daily and weekly Bible readings: The Lectionary Page is a liturgical calendar with links to the lessons from the Episcopal Lectionary (BCP – Book of Common Prayer) and the Trial Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). Click on this link, scroll to the date, and click on the BCP link or underlined name to follow the readings of the day.

For Morning and Evening Prayer: You can always participate in Morning and Evening Prayer wherever you are; click here to find the Daily Office online resources.

Women on the Journey -Women of all ages are invited to join this monthly meeting of women interested in growing deeper in faith through Bible study, reflection and missionary work.  The Women on the Journey Collect, written collectively by the women who attended the April meeting reflects the Journey the group seeks:

God, our creator and constant companion,
Who is our guide and mentor, pouring into our hearts Love, Trust and Compassion.
Guide us through centering thoughts and calmness of heart.
So that we may bring forth, Love, Compassion and Inspiration
through our words and actions.
In Jesus name we pray.  Amen.

This group meets the third Saturday of each month beginning with 9:30am fellowship and agenda starting promptly at 10:00 to 12:00pm.  Check our Event Calendar on the front page of our website for details and any changes to the meeting date or time.  If you have any questions, please contact the office at 978-388-0030 or send us an e-mail at

The Men’s Group – The Men’s Group at St. James Episcopal Church in Amesbury meets each week to read aloud and discuss appointed selections in the Holy Bible and related resources. We learn about the circumstances of biblical events, their significance, and the people involved.

Currently the focus is upon appointed readings from the Revised Common Lectionary, which is the Protestant Christian Worship Schedule of Bible readings that takes into account daily services and the liturgical year’s observances of festivals and seasons.

At present our Sunday morning meetings involve the readings appointed for the Sunday. The Men’s Group meets in the Parish Hall on Sunday’s immediately following the 8am worship service.

We encourage all men of St. James in Amesbury to join the group. You’ll like it! Call Arthur Yarranton at 978-346-4749 ( or Mort Gilbert at 978-388-3831 (, for further information.  Open to all.