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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...more
This is a beautiful church. There are many details to absorb and take pictures of. We were lucky enough to hear someone practicing the pipe organ during our visit. We got a mini-concert. Well worth 20 minutes out of your day.
Date of experience: August 2018
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Alan T, Associate for Communications at St. James Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018
So glad you enjoyed your visit! If you are in town on a Sunday, visit for church to hear the pope organ and cathedral choir.
Some churches are staunchly set in the past, making them irrelevant in the present. St. James Cathedral is an Episcopal church with a storied past, but they seem to be wholeheartedly embracing the present and even the future. I found the community to be welcoming...More
The 9:00 a.m. service at St. James is designed for families with young children. We were greeted by the children’s minister, who introduced herself and made us feel welcome. There is an area on one side of the church where children may color and sit...More
Date of experience: January 2018
Alan T, Public Relations Manager at St. James Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018
Thank you for your kind words! We hope that St. James can be your "Chicago church home!"
Upon entry the wonderful sounds of the organist practicing welcomed me to St. James. How the light struck the arches and the windows was breathtaking. While finding an inner peace the beautiful music accentuated the warmth of this inviting Cathedral.
Date of experience: November 2017
Alan T, Public Relations Manager at St. James Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017
Thank you for visiting, Ahems! We're glad you were able to find a peaceful place in the busyness of downtown Chicago.
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).
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
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