The Women of St. James's meet every other Tuesday from October through April.

All members of the parish and their guests are welcome to be a part of the Women of St. James's.

This is the only group of Episcopal women in Connecticut that has been meeting on Tuesdays (Oct-May) for lunch for over one hundred years. We come together for fellowship and stimulating programs with outside speakers from the arts, government, community, religious and nonprofit groups, health, hobbies, and entertainment. We also offer worship before the meetings for those who can come earlier. Men are also welcome. Speakers are now scheduled occasionally.

Speakers have included:

  • The Right Reverend Ian Douglas, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut
  • Dr. Richard Freund, Professor of Archaelogy, University of Hartford
  • The Rev. Dr. Borden Painter, Former President of Trinity College
  • The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

as well as myriad artists, scholars, photographers, museum administrators and curators, public leaders, and more.

The 2023-2024 program year begins on Tuesday, October 3 at 12:00 in the dining room with a luncheon and speaker. See below for a glimpse of their 2023-2024 schedule.