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St. James Episcopal Church


St. James Episcopal Church


St. James Episcopal Church Website

Phone: 631-286-0726
Address: 260 Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven, NY 11719

St. James Episcopal Church, Brookhaven Celebrates 145 Years

St. James

Sometime before 1872, the desire to establish an Episcopal Community in Brookhaven was born. The Rev. Charles Douglas held services in the home of Charles Sweezey which stood on the northeast corner of Beaver Dam and Fireplace Neck Road. After appealing to Bishop Abram Littlejohn, St. James was established as a congregation in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island in 1873. The church was built in 1874.

St. James is a fixture in the Hamlet of Brookhaven. As they celebrate their 145th Anniversary, the present day St. James congregation is a small, committed, loving and diverse one. Their members come from the immediate area and from neighboring communities to worship and to be inspired to be Christ's presence in the world.

They are dealing with the same challenges that many other congregations and institutions have. To offset the cost of the repairing and repainting of the trim around their church and the wrought iron and stone slabs located at the front entrance of St. James, they are accepting donations. To make a donation please click here.

For more information, feel free to call the church at 631.286.0726 or email


Founded in 1873, St. James' is a mission congregation of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island and member of the Anglican Communion. We are a small loving faith community that strives to live into our mission of proclaiming the Gospel. Our members come from different towns in the area for the Christian love and fellowship. All are invited and welcome to join us for our services on Sunday mornings at 9:30am.