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


SUNDAY @ 10:00 am
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.

SUNDAY @ 8:00 am
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. 

WEDNESDAY @ 10:15 am
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.
Nursery care is available every Sunday from 9:50 am to noon.


We gather in Galloway Hall at 8 am and 10 am to celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry.


We gather in the chapel for Evening Prayer at 6:30 pm. The movie begins at 6:45. Pizza at 7!



We gather in the Chapel at 7pm for a service focusing on the Last Supper and Footwashing.


In the Chapel at 1pm we gather for a service of meditations on Jesus’ Seven Last Words.


In the Chapel at 9am we gather for a short and solemn mass remembering Jesus in the tomb. 


Saturday in Galloway Hall at 10:30 am we have a special offering for kids and families, including a snack, craft, egg hunt, and Easter Story!


Sunday in the chapel at 7:30 am we gather to remember the first moments of the resurrection.


Sunday at 10am we gather for our Festival Eucharist, including full choir, Brass Quintet, Easter Sermon and Holy Communion.