Saint James Episcopal Church 

The Mission of Saint James

Saint James exists to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in worship and ministry, 

seeking to include all of God's children, both those in our community of faith and those beyond our doors, while offering the love of Christ. 

In 2011, St. James Episcopal Church of Bradley Beach celebrated its Centennial.  

Parishioners and well-wishers can now donate and/or pay their pledges online by clicking on the VANCO tab above. 


For more than 100 years, Saint James has been a home to parishioners that gather and work together to bring Christ to our community and to the world.


We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your personal needs or those of your family. Call us to speak by phone, send us an email or make an appointment to come into the office.

Father James T. Yarsiah, Priest-In-Charge

Email: saintjamesbb@gmail.com          Office Phone: 732-775-5414          

605 4th Avenue

Bradley Beach, NJ 07720


9:00AM Holy Eucharist Rite II, with Choir

*Zoom Remote Worship is Available During the 9 AM Service*

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Meeting ID: 883 7738 3368

Passcode: 629708

All are welcome!



Dear Sisters and Brothers,


Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.



At the Annual Parish Meeting, held on Sunday, January 28th, our parish experienced several transitions. We elected Greg Dodd as Senior Warden, to serve and complete a one-year unfinished term. We also elected two new vestry members, Gayle Garrabrandt, for a three-year term and Christine Knight, for a two-year unfinished term. Two incumbents, Sherry Laing and Aimee Bramley were re-elected as Junior Warden and Vestry Clerk, respectively. Congratulations to our newly elected officers! Though Chuck Katten rolled off the vestry, he was re-elected Treasurer, a position he has continued to serve with dedication. Marilyn Krampert, an incumbent, decided not to run for a second term. Our parish family is grateful to Chuck and Marilyn for their time and service on the vestry.      

As of August 4, 2023, the Bradley Food Pantry has been in transition to relocate from the St. James campus and operate as an independent 501 c3 entity, separate from St. James Episcopal Church. The vestry and Pantry officials have agreed that the Pantry has outgrown its current space/location in a residential neighborhood. This is due to the increased volume of traffic and the number of families served on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis (see BFP monthly reports).

In anticipation of the Pantry’s relocation soon, the vestry began to make plans for the use of the Bea Shaffer Outreach Center to implement new and viable outreach ministries that would benefit the needy in our community and beyond. During this time of transition, vestry members and the clergy have brainstormed and listed a few possible ministries to succeed the Food Pantry. We are also seeking suggestions from parishioners on ministries that could be implemented by parishioners and volunteers on a much smaller scale. During her meeting with the vestry and clergy in early August 2023, Bishop Sally French assured us that we could apply and receive grant money from the Episcopal Community Services New Jersey (ECSNJ) to launch our new ministries in the current building, occupied by the Pantry. Our plan is that as soon as the Pantry departs, we should be prepared to launch our new outreach ministry. The vestry and I are seeking volunteers to help us plan and lay the foundation for our new ministries. Please come see us at the office, email, or call the office if you are interested.   

I pray that during this period of transition, the Lord will continue to bless our parish and the ministries entrusted to our care.

Blessings and peace! The Rev. Canon James T. Yarsiah   


St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Asbury Park will join St. James, Bradley Beach, and St. Michael’s, Wall Township in a Lenten Series program on Zoom. The study will focus on the book "SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: Wisdom for the Long Walk of Faith". The study will be on Tuesdays from 6PM - 7:30PM. The book is available for purchase in several online bookstores. 


Feb. 20, 27

March 5, 12, & 19

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Meeting ID: 882 7987 4467

Passcode: 043319