In-Person Worship Suspended Indefinitely

Due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases in our county and surrounding community, we have decided to suspend in-person worship for the time being. We will stream the service live from our Facebook page, starting at 10 a.m.

7640 Glenwood Avenue, Boardman, OH  44512




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St. James Episcopal Church is the first Episcopal Church in Ohio, and the oldest Episcopal parish in the Connecticut Western Reserve. The parish of St. James held its first meetings in Boardman in 1807, and was officially incorporated as an Episcopal Society in 1809.  Henry Mason Boardman, son of township founder Elijah Boardman, saw a need for a church in the new territory. Henry donated the land and money for the construction of the Church, which was consecrated on August 23, 1828, by Philander Chase, the first Bishop of the Diocese of Ohio.  In 1971 it was clear a new church was needed as commercialization around the existing church became untenable.  Through the efforts of community leaders, the old historic church was moved to Boardman Park and renamed St. James Meeting House.  The parish moved to its new facility on Glenwood Avenue where it continues to flourish today. Over the past several years, at the behest of the Diocese of Ohio, the St. James family was joined by the members of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church from Austintown and St. Rocco's Episcopal Church from the historic Brier Hill Italian neighborhood in Youngstown, bringing an additional richness to our parish. The St. James Parish family strives to maintain its ties to its historic past, but always keeps two eyes looking forward.  Unique to our parish is a strong independent spirit and a sense of self reliance that the founders of the church passed down through the generations to the current parishioners.  The St. James family continues to be a voice of faith, hope and love in the Boardman community and the Mahoning Valley.

The Episcopal Church is a spiritual home free of judgment and inclusive for all.

"The Episcopal Church is a spiritual home free of judgment

and inclusive for all."




Veronica B. Ceraolo

Music Director


The Rev. John Wigle

Retired Priest Associate


The Rev. Marie Phillips

Priest / Interim Rector


Jeff Downey

Parish Administrator


Sharyn Fees

Senior Warden





For any inquiries or questions, please call:

330-758-2727 or fill out the following form

7640 Glenwood Avenue

Youngstown, Ohio 44512

Tel: 330-758-2727


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