Prayer & Study Groups

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; the Daily Office is on the web at

Centering Prayer: Join us for twenty minutes of Centering Prayer in our Meditation Chapel.  Centering Prayer is by appointment.  If you are interested, please contact the office at 978-388-0030 or by e-mail at

To learn more about this special prayer practice, visit the Centering Prayer website. To learn more about Centering Prayer at St. James, contact Linda Davis Siess at

St. James Men’s Group-The Men’s Group meets each Saturday morning at 9:00am 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.  We encourage all men of St. James in Amesbury to join the group. You’ll like it! The customary meeting place is the St. James Parish’s Chandler Hall though lately we’ve hosted meetings at members’ homes. Call Arthur Yarranton at 978-346-4749 ( or Mort Gilbert at 978-388-3831 (, if transportation is needed. Regardless of location, morning beverages and baked treats are in the offing.

Our Women of Faith – This women’s group will resume in the Spring of 2015 with a new format.  Meeting time is to be determined.  Check this page again for updates as more information is available.  If you have general questions, please contact the office at 978-388-0030.