The Mission of Saint James

Saint James exist 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.


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 or make an appointment or email us.

Father James T. Yarsiah, Priest-In-Charge

Phone: 732-775-5414

Email us at:

605 4th Avenue

Bradley Beach, NJ 07720


Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in-person and on Zoom

All are welcomed!

Advent (coming/arrival) tells us Christ is near!

The advent wreath with the four candles (three purple and one pink - candles of Hope, Peace, Love, and Joy) signifies the four Sundays that precede Christmas. The one white candle in the middle is called the Christ candle and represents Christ who is the light of the world. The evergreen wreath signifies eternal/everlasting life.

The central theme of Advent is “preparation and expectation.” Happy Advent Season!