Organ Recital, Tate Addis, Organist; Sunday Nov. 7th, 5:00 PM. Join us for renowned organist Tate Addis playing our Harrison & Harrison organ (III manuals, 50 ranks). Tate will be playing works of Sowerby, Simonds, J. S. Bach, Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Albert Travis. No tickets required; an offering will be received; proceeds benefit St. James music ministry.  For more details, click here.tate106.jpg

Advent Lessons & Carols; Saturday Nov. 27th & Sunday Nov 28th; 5:00 PM; doors open at 4:00 PM. Join us for this rousing service as we welcome the season of Advent and a new liturgical year with joyful expectancy! This service will feature the Montreat Scottish Pipes & Drums led by St James parishioner Joe Bailey and the St James Choir.Brad_and_Joe.jpg

Celtic Service; Saturday Dec. 11th; 5:00 PM led by Lisa Whitfield and Allelu! This quiet, contemplative service features candlelight, icons, and music and prayers in the tradition of the Iona and Northumbria communities. Allelu! our folk-style ensemble will be leading the music and Lelia Lattimore will be playing the harp. Prelude music begins at 4:45 and the Eucharist starts at 5:00 PM.

Choral Evensong & Organ Recital; Brennan Szafron, Organist; Sunday, February 13th; 5:00 PM. The St. James Choir will offer Choral Evensong for Epiphany, featuring a new setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis by Joanna Forbes L’Estrange. This quiet, peaceful service has been sung for hundreds of years in Episcopal churches throughout the world. The service will be followed by a thirty-minute recital by Brennan Szafron, newly-appointed Director of Music & Organist at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Tryon, NC.Brennan Szafron rotated

Flood Relief for Cruso/Haywood County

As anyone who has attended church recently is aware, the bell tower is encased in scaffolding and workers are busy making repairs to the exterior stonework.  The Buildings and Grounds Committee plans a full report for the November Epistle, but in the meantime, here are a few photos courtesy of Dick Armstrong.






St. James's annual "Souper Saturday" fundraiser for international outreach is coming up on November 13th and soup orders are now being taken.  Four varieties of soup will be available: Butternut Squash, Italian Sausage, White Chicken Chili, and Moroccan Red Lentil.  To order these delicious soups and learn how to donate, click here.  Soup order form

Organist Tate C. Addis, acclaimed for performances of “deep, communicative musicality,” will present a recital at St. James Episcopal Church on Sunday, Nov. 7th at 5:00 PM. Mr. Addis will be playing the church’s Harrison & Harrison organ, a world-class instrument in an acoustically reverberant space. He will be performing Sowerby’s Comes Autumn Time, Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, Bruce Simonds’ Prelude on Iam sol recedit igneus, and works by Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Albert Travis.

Mr. Addis has played at Cathedral of St. John the Divine, St. Thomas Church (Fifth Avenue), and the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University. As a collaborative pianist, he has performed with many notable musicians including tenor Vinson Cole and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

A dedicated church musician from an early age, Tate has held positions at Brick Presbyterian Church in New York, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, and at Second Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, Missouri. He currently serves as organist at First Baptist Church in Asheville, North Carolina where he collaborates with the Minister of Music in a comprehensive music program, presents a series of monthly organ recitals, and teaches organ and piano in the church’s Academy for the Arts.

Tate Addis received the Bachelor of Music degree from Wichita State University; the Master of Music degree from Yale University; and the Artist Diploma from Oberlin College. His principal teachers were James David Christie, Lynne Davis, Thomas Murray, and Robert Weirich. Further graduate study was at the University of Missouri- Kansas City.

The concert is free and open to the public; an offering will be received. Masks are required. The recital will also be livestreamed on Facebook. St. James Episcopal Church is in historic downtown Hendersonville at 766 North Main Street. Contact Director of Music Brad Gee for further information at 828-694-6925 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..