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St. James Cathedral

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Beautiful church

So much history in such an impressive church. From the altar, the apse, the stained glass and the... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Stunning roof

Beautiful Anglican cathedral near the mile. Some lovely stained glass windows and a spectacular... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Wigan, United Kingdom
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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
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65 E Huron St, Chicago, IL 60611-3844
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+1 312-787-7360
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

So much history in such an impressive church. From the altar, the apse, the stained glass and the various plaques you know this is someplace special. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful Anglican cathedral near the mile. Some lovely stained glass windows and a spectacular roof.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

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.

Reviewed 2 March 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 493Ron
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

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
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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!"

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

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
Thank Ahems
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.

Reviewed 1 October 2017

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).

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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