WE ARE A JOYFUL Christian community on Grosse Ile, where faith, friendship, and family go hand in hand.   

In our WORSHIP we follow a two-part form, bringing together scripture and sacrament in every worship service. Our sermons are lively, focused, and timely, composed in light of the times and needs of our members. Our music is traditional and compelling, comprising beautiful words and melodies that are enjoyable to sing. 

In our profession of FAITH we are solidly Christian.  We believe Jesus was fully human and fully divine. We seek to explore and understand what that mystery means for us.  We regard the whole Bible as meaningful, so our Bible Studies and sermons look to both the Old and New Testaments of scripture.  Above all we seek to know God as he has revealed himself to us in Jesus Christ, seeking to love God with all our heart, soul and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

At Saint James’ our LIFE TOGETHER begins in Christ and is expressed in worship, but we enjoy fellowship opportunities of every kind.  For three years running we have chartered  a bus to attend a summer Tiger’s game. We have had square-dancing and movie parties, musical celebrations on the front lawn, mission trips, vacation bible school’s and more. 

We hope this website will help orient you to who we are and what we value. As Jesus said to his disciples, “Come and See!” 

The Very Rev. Philip M. Dinwiddie, Rector




25150 East River, Grosse Ile, MI  48138

office:    734-676-1727

Fax:     734-676-9363

email:   office@saintjamesgi.net


WEDNESDAYS @ 10:15am
On Wednesdays throughout the year we hold a special morning service at 10:15am in our chapel, in which we remember the life of a Christian saint and share Holy Communion and prayers. 
Our 8am Sunday Worship Service includes limited hymnody, a sermon and Holy Communion, all in accessible Elizabethan English. The service is held in our historic Chapel. 
SUNDAYS @ 10am
Our 10am Sunday Service is held in the main sanctuary through the program year and in the historic chapel through the summer. The service includes hymns, an engaging sermon, Holy Communion and a full choir during the program year.
Nursery care is available every Sunday from 9:50 am to noon.

Sunday, April 9, we gather in Galloway Hall at 8 am and 10 am to celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Don’t miss this moving service of Jesus’ passion and Holy Communion.
Wednesday in Galloway Hall, the potluck starts at 6:30 pm, and the movie starts at 6:45. "Killing Jesus" depicts the life story of Jesus with a special emphasis on historical accuracy. Optional Evening Prayer in the chapel at 6:15 pm.
Thursday in the Chapel at 7pm we gather for a one hour worship service focusing on the Last Supper and Jesus' arrest in the Garden.

Friday in the Chapel at 1pm we gather for a special service of meditations, considering the 14 Biblical Stations of the Cross.

Saturday in the Chapel at 9 am we gather for a short and solemn mass remembering the day in which Jesus lay in the tomb.

Saturday in Galloway Hall from 10:30 am to noon we have a special offering for kids and families, including a snack, craft, egg hunt, and Easter Story from Fr. Phil. Invite your friends and those of your children!

Sunday in the Chapel at 7:30 am we gather in darkness to remember the first moments of the resurrection, including candles, an Easter Sermon, Holy Communion, and shortened hymns.

Sunday in the Main Sanctuary at 10am we gather for our Festival Eucharist, including full choir, 5-piece Brass Orchestra, Easter Sermon and Holy Communion.