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St. James Cathedral, Chicago

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St. James Cathedral is the mother church of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America Diocese of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. The cathedral stands at the corner of Huron and Wabash streets. It is the oldest church of the Anglican Communion and Episcopal tradition in the Chicago area, having been founded in 1834. Originally built as a parish church, that building was mostly destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire. Only the bell tower survived, and this was incorporated into the rebuilt church, including the soot-stained stones around the top of the tower which remain black today. St. James received the status of cathedral in 1928 after the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul was destroyed in a fire in 1921, but the arrangement was terminated in 1931. On May 3, 1955, St. James was again designated the cathedral and was formally set apart on June 4, 1955. The church is led by the Episcopal Bishop of Chicago.


Together with the Roman Catholic Holy Name Cathedral on State Street and the Greek Orthodox Annunciation Cathedral on LaSalle Street, the churches form the Cathedral District of Chicago.
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  • On our March trip to Chicago for business, I visited St James Cathedral, 65 E Huron St, just off of N Michigan Ave - and the Magnificent Mile. Though it was cool and damp, I was walking the area, and....  more »
  • It is always easy to see a beautiful church. To enjoy a beautiful church with an amazing congregation is special. The people of this church went out of the way to make you feel welcome. The church....  more »
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  • Hands down one of the best musical experiences you'll ever have as music plays such an important role in the episcopal church. The clergy are accepting and diverse and you're free to come as you are and made welcome. There is a wonderful coffee hour after the service and many events held here throughout the week. A must see for anyone visiting or living in Chicago. The Cathedral is beautiful as well and has been around for a long time with a rich and varied history.
  • Gorgeous church. We were there for my husband's Mom and Dad's Memorial Service. The Minister and congregation were wonderful.

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