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213 N. Lanford Road
Spartanburg SC 29301

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Welcome to St. James’ website. We hope you will find what you need to know here and that you will be encouraged to join us in worship and service. We hope to see you soon!




Where is St. James located? How do I get there?

St. James UMC is located in the Woodland Heights neighborhood of Spartanburg, South Carolina. The address is 213 N. Lanford Road, Spartanburg SC 2930. Click for a map.

Arriving from I-26:

Take Exit 22 for SC-296 E. Head east on SC-296 (John B. White Sr. Blvd.) for 1.4 miles. Turn left onto N. Lanford Road. Drive 0.2 miles, and the church will be on your right at the corner of N. Lanford Road and St. James Drive.

Arriving from downtown Spartanburg:

From W. Main Street in downtown Spartanburg, turn left onto SC-296 (John B. White Sr. Blvd.). Drive 2.0 miles, and turn right onto N. Lanford Road. Drive 0.2 miles, and the church will be on your right at the corner of N. Lanford Road and St. James Drive.


When are worship services at St. James?

Due to COVID-19, we have one worship service in our sanctuary on Sunday at 10 a.m.

St. James offers two worship services on Sunday mornings:

The Open Table Service at 8:30 am in the Fellowship Hall is an informal, intimate, and interactive worship experience led by our Praise Team.

The Traditional Service at 10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall is a warm, comfortable, and engaging worship service, incorporating liturgy, sermon, hymns, choral music as well as instrumental music.


What should I wear?

Most people will dress in business casual or casual clothes at the Open Table service and more formally at the traditional service.


Where do I park?

Parking is available in the parking lots on either side of our building. If you are attending the Open Table service, it is easiest to park in the lot at the corner of N. Lanford Road and St. James Street. If you are attending the Traditional service, you can park in the larger lot on Savoy Street. Click for a map


May I take Communion?

All are welcome to take communion at St. James. The table is open to anyone who seeks to respond to Christ's love and seeks to lead a new life of peace and love. Children are encouraged to participate in communion with their parent’s guidance. We most often use a communion styles, called intinction, which means dipping the bread into the cup before eating.


What is available for my kids?

Children and youth are integral to the St. James community, and we seek to provide a caring Christian atmosphere of our young visitors and members. We provide weekly programs as well as special events that are geared toward kids of all ages. Check out our Children's Ministry and Youth Ministry pages to learn more.


How can I find a Sunday School class?

St. James offers Sunday School classes for all ages. Classes are available for men, women, couples, singles, and all children and youth. Classes between 9:35 and 10:15 am in various classrooms. Check out our Sunday School page to find a class that might be a good fit for you. You are invited to visit us on any Sunday morning!