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.  

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


9:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II, w/Choir,

Zoom Remote Worship is Available During the 9 AM Service        Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 883 7738 3368

Passcode: 629708

Sunday School is in session and Nursery is available.

All are welcome!


Dear Sisters and Brothers,

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


It is now the fourth week of Easter and I pray that Christ’s resurrection continues to strengthen our faith and increase our joy. I predict that the month of May will be a busy one. Reflecting on the calendar from our affiliated parishes and that of the Diocese of New Jersey, there are many activities, events and worship services planned for this month. I am excited and look forward to participating in many of these activities and services. To begin, the famous Gift Auction event is scheduled for May 6th at St. James, from 12:30 – 3:30 pm. I encourage each and every one to please support the gift auction, a major fundraiser for St. James. I extend sincere gratitude to the St. Martha’s Guild and all those who have donated their time, energy and resources for the success of this event. Then on May 14th (Mother’s Day) at St. Michael’s, Wall Township, our joint worship service of Confirmation and Reception of new non-Episcopalians will be held at 10 O’clock a.m. Four young persons will be confirmed and approximately six adults will be received. Immediately following the worship service, we are planning a reception in honor of Bishop and Mrs. Susan Stokes, as they prepare to retire from the Diocese of New Jersey. During this reception, the wardens, vestries and parishioners of our affiliated parishes will have the opportunity to express their gratitude to Bishop Stokes for his leadership and unflinching support for our affiliation and ministries. For the Confirmation and Reception service, I expect a high attendance to give Bishop Stokes a great farewell!


On May 21st during our Eucharistic worship service at St. James, we will celebrate the “First Communion” for one of our Sunday school children. Our St. James Church family supports the parents and family members of this child, as she makes her "first communion."


At the Diocesan level, on May 21st at 5:00pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the Episcopal Community Services (ECS) is hosting an elaborate “Farewell Gala” to honor Bishop Stokes, Canon Ann Notte and Canon Mary Ann Rhoads. These dedicated servants of God have diligently served the Diocese and are set to retire soon. I am delighted that each of our affiliated parishes has purchased tickets for a table of ten and we the clergy and our spouses will join our parishioners and others who will be in attendance. I am excited and looking forward to hearing our keynote speaker, Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, a dynamic and charismatic preacher.  


It is my prayer that all planned activities/events will be a success and that the worship services will be edifying.



May God Bless and keep us! 

The Rev. Canon Dr. James T. Yarsiah