Phone: 417-881-3073

2645 E. Southern Hills Blvd | Springfield | MO 65804 

How To Join

That is very simple. Call our priest Fr. Jos Tharakan a 417-881-3073, or email him at and he will help you figure out what is the best way to proceed.

1. Baptism: The Episcopal Church considers that anyone who has been baptized with water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in any church or denomination, has been validly baptized.  Those who have not been baptized become members of the church through baptism.

2.  Transfer: Those who have already been baptized become members by transferring from another church or denomination.

3.  Confirmation: Adult members become confirmed members through the sacrament of confirmation. Confirmation involves prayers and the laying on of hands by an Episcopal Bishop.

It is not necessary to be confirmed to be an adult member in good standing at St. James.  However, confirmation is required for eligibility to vote and to serve in almost all elected offices in the church, and some appointed offices as well.

No matter where you are on your journey, make an appointment with Fr. Jos. Come and join us on a Sunday for worship or Wednesday for healing service. By being part of the worshipping community you will experience the care, the love and the acceptance of the community beyond all words put together. Walk in love, and experience acceptance as you are. 

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