About Us


Our mission is to love God, love our neighbor, and serve one another as we carry on Christ’s mission in the World.

We are a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon and a part of the larger Anglican Communion. St. James is a community of believers offering vibrant opportunities for meaningful worship, ministry, outreach, and fellowship. We invite you to visit to get more information about our parish life and community. Please call the office or join us any Sunday for worship and fellowship following the service.


 In the Episcopal Church and here at St. James Episcopal Church, we believe there is a place for everyone around God’s table. We welcome all people into our community with love, respect, and honor. Your presence is a blessing regardless of your background, sexual orientation, gender identity, race or ethnicity, age or family structure, abilities or limitations, or wherever you are in life’s journey. You are welcome here.

St. James Episcopal Church is a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, of the wider Episcopal Church, and of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We can trace the heritage of our denomination to the 16th century and our deepest roots thread back to the beginnings of Christianity.

Episcopal liturgy holds to an ancient structure with traditions celebrated in many languages across the world. We worship with our Book of Common Prayer, and it is this book that makes it possible for you to visit an Episcopal Church in any country and find the order of worship service to be the same.

We follow Jesus Christ and we believe in the Holy Trinity. We strive to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and we shape our lives around loving our neighbors as ourselves, respecting the dignity of every person as made in the image of God.

We ordain deacons, priests and bishops. We involve our lay people in a rich variety of governance and ministry related positions within our church and in our surrounding community. Our leaders and congregation members celebrate that we are one body in Christ, and, although we may have differences, we strive to put the good of the body before any one opinion.

Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not only members of the Episcopal Church.

All are welcome to find a spiritual home at St. James Episcopal Church!

To find out more, call the office (503-639-3002), email us (office.stjamestigard@gmail.com), or visit us in person.