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St. James Cathedral

65 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611-3844
+1 312-787-7360
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Door open; go on in!

Superbly calming, especially alongside the chaotic atmosphere of downtown Chicago. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bangkok, Thailand
A hidden gem

St James Cathedral is located next to the Driehaus Museum, and is yet rather hidden. The main... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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St. James Cathedral is a vibrant and historic Episcopal church in the heart of downtown Chicago, welcoming you as you are, without conditions or expectations. Week by week, we grow together, following Jesus into a loving, liberating, and life-giving relationship with God, with each other, and with the earth. We find inspiration in traditional worship and progressive, theologically-grounded teaching which fully embraces all people into the body of Christ regardless of age, ethnicity, expression, orientation, or background. We seek to engage with our communities by listening to our neighbors, serving those in need, and asking challenging and culturally relevant questions about faith, identity, and experience. We invite you to worship with us, to learn with us, to share with us, and to join this imperfect yet authentic congregation where you belong and you are welcome.
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65 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611-3844
Near North Side
+1 312-787-7360
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superbly calming, especially alongside the chaotic atmosphere of downtown Chicago. The architecture of the cathedral is wonderful and the organ is fabulous (we happened to enter as an organist was running through some practice).

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed 6 August 2017

St James Cathedral is located next to the Driehaus Museum, and is yet rather hidden. The main doors are not open, and people enter through the back. Perhaps because of this, the cathedral was totally empty when I was there. It is nice to have...More

Thank MrSaturn64
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We attended the family service on a Sunday morning, and while we found attendance to be sparse, we did find the communicants to be friendly and welcoming.

Thank Joyful1
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Finished a work meeting early and walked around looking for something to see before I left for the airport. By chance I found this church right by my hotel. Went in and found a beautiful oasis from the busyness and noise outside. The architecture is...More

1  Thank Tradervic21
Reviewed 13 December 2016

St. James is a beautiful peaceful place to pray or meditate. The architecture and stained glass windows magnificent and historic.

Thank Todd A
Alan T, Associate for Administration at St. James Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you for visiting the Cathedral, Todd! We're happy to provide a space of peace in a busy, urban city like Chicago!

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Saint James Cathedral is a lovely Episcopal Church. The 11:00 am service was traditional with a superb choir and very good organ. He music was truly fine. Incense is heavily used so beware aisle seats if you have sensitive allergies. The sanctuary is highly decorated...More

Thank Cory S
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We love to go into churches. They are not only to go in and worship but to admire the amazing architecture. The windows. The statues..all of it. The PEACE!

Thank Hirlsa H
Reviewed 27 July 2016

great for architecture lovers, history buffs !!! very serene, inviting. we sat for a bit looking at all the details, admiring the ceilings, columns, all the artwork! very beautiful

1  Thank Lia H
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Just a couple of blocks west of the hubbub along The Magnificent Mile is a beautiful and serene setting that is well worth a visit. This Episcopal cathedral is over 100 years old and has had some issues on part of the exterior in recent...More

Thank GlenSco19
Reviewed 7 January 2016

The arts & crafts interiors are very interesting & the little chapel has a Scottish connection. Both buildings are well worth a visit if you're in the area

Thank seaviewlover
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