St. James Church, Florence
News & Events at St. James
Parish Office Closing for the Summer

Happy Summer! 

We hope everyone is enjoying their Summer! See you in September!

Please note: 

The parish office will be closed from Monday July 31st through Monday September 4th.
Mass on the Grass

Where & When
Date: July and August
Time: 9.00am
Location: Church Garden
Join Us in the Garden!
Every Sunday in July and August the 9.00am Eucharist will be held al fresco, in the St. James Garden behind the Church. 

Come and bring a friend!
Donations for Food Bank 

St. James Food Bank is on Summer Break
As you may be aware, St. James Food Bank is a ministry that provides food and personal hygiene products to those in need every Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 (Sept. through June). 

Many of the people we provide for have more than one child who is in diapers/nappies. The most popular are the size 5.

The ladies we aid would also greatly appreciate feminine products.

Please help this important ministry by bringing your donations either to the Eucharist on Sundays (there is a cart in the back labeled Donations) or to the Parish Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 1:00pm. 

perishable donations are still being accepted in the Parish Office through July. 

Thrift Shop Donations

Next "Mercatino" 
Date:  October 4th 2017
Time: 9:30-11:30
Location: St. James Undercroft
Next Thrift Shop in October! 

As many of you know by now, the first Wednesday of every month ( from October through June) there is a Thrift Shop Sale from 9:30am-11:30am

Proceeds go to the St. James Food Bank, the Missionarie di Carita' (Mother Theresa Nuns) and St. James Church.

The contents sold are all donations which the Shop relies on in order to thrive. People bring clothing, toys, shoes, homewares, and much more. 

The l ovely ladies who run the shop come in once a week from October through June, but during the Summer it is much less frequent. 

Please note: donations will be accepted again starting in September. 

Thank you so much for your cooperation.

Vestry Retreat and Goals

Vestry Retreat Developments 

At our most recent overnight Vestry Retreat, led by John and Deb Divine, the Vestry developed the following goals: 

1. Expand and enhance our choir offerings so that we have choir music at every service.

2. Develop a plan to have a large amount of our membership actively engaged and participating in events, activities and service. We must develop a clearer understanding of how and where all of our diverse groups in the church see their roles and levels of involvement. 

3. Create a weekly program series built on the Lenten Series model to help our congregation grow in knowledge and understanding of the topics and, in addition, begin that outreach to others in Florence who, over time, will see St. James as a place for them. 
Your St. James
Food Bank Donations

Food Bank Donations Needed 


Every Sunday in Church, the St. James Foodbank is collecting  donations of food. Please support this important ministry by donating a ny of the following items:
  • 500g bags of pasta
  • 1kg packs of rice 
  • small tins of canned beans (packs of 3)
  • Soft cheese triangles 
  • 80g cans of tuna
  • Crackers
  • Merendine (plum cakes) 
  • Small boxes of juice
  • Baby food (fruit) 
  • Baby formula 
  • Diapers
  • Sanitary Napkins 


The shopping cart will be at the back of the Church, waiting to be filled!


Grazie di cuore! 

Noonday Prayer

Where & When
Date: Monday  to Friday
Time: 12.00- 12.15
Location: St James
Noonday Prayer in the Church 


St. James Church holds Noonday Prayer in the Church every Monday through Friday at 12:00 PM.


Come join us for 10 minutes of prayer and meditation. Noonday Prayer is led by the clergy and staff of St. James Church, and any volunteer who is interested in this leadership. Please contact the Church office.


Please let us know if there is anyone you would like to put on our prayer list. 



All donations to St. James are fully deductible for US tax purposes. St. James Church is a parish of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America and a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Our tax ID number is 13-6132268.
If you are donating by bank transfer within the European Union:
IBAN IT91 V061 6002 8990 7349 6111 058
Account name: St. James American Church
Banca CR Firenze
Via de Pescioni ang. Via Corsi
Firenze 50123 Italy
St James American Church - Florence Italy
via Rucellai, 9
Firenze 50122

OR to Amici di St.James in Florence
Banca Prossima
IBAN: IT12 A033 5901 6001 0000 000 1793

f rom outside the E.U.:
ABA 021000021
Account number: 754200764
Account name: St James American Protestant Episcopal Church
Recipient Bank: J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A.
4 Chase Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11245 USA

Personal checks should be made payable to "St. James American Church".

Memorial Window

You may have noticed that the St. James Church windows are in the process of being restored.
A permanent brass plaque will be placed in the Church with the names of donors and honorees who contribute 5000 euro or more.
Other donations will be recorded in a special Memorial Book.
Envelopes and forms will be provided.

Convocation website

Please use this link to check on news and events in the Convocation.
St. James' Townhouse Available for Bookings
Full on Church
Come and Stay in the St. James' Townhouse

St. James' Town House, in the heart of Florence, is the perfect place to stay with friends or family. We are centrally located near the train station, the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, and many other favorite places to visit. We accept reservations for a minimum of 1 week and a maximum of 3 months. Your stay with us is considered a donation to St. James Church. Contact us for availability and further information. Everyone is Welcome at St. James' Town House!


St. James' Town House is a three story apartment with its own entrance on via Bernardo Rucellai, next to the church rectory and part of the parish complex. It is a spacious 3-bedroom, 3-bath apartment, furnished with antiques, and overlooking the church and the rectory garden. It is fully equipped with linens for both bed and bath, along with kitchen supplies. There is satellite television that includes many English language programs, a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, and iron. The bedrooms and living room are air conditioned. Off- street parking within the grounds of the church for one car.



"Go forth for God; go to the world in peace; be of good courage, armed with heavenly grace, in God's good Spirit daily to increase, till in his kingdom we behold his face."
                                                                                                     Hymn 347  Holy Eucharist
  Music:  Litton 

St. James Church, Florence
Via B. Rucellai, 9
Firenze, Italy
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