(+39) 055 29 44 17 info@stjames.it

Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop opens to the public on the last Wednesday of each month, from 9:30 – 11:30 am September through June. The shop goes on summer hiatus in July and August. We distribute free entry tickets on the day of the sale from 8:30-11:00 am. Masks are no longer required and restrooms are available to shoppers.
The Thrift Shop relies on donations – everything we sell is donated. Our community donates clothing, shoes, household items, linens, toys, and much more. Like to donate? Bring donations to St. James.

Wednesdays 8.30 to 11 am


Monday to Friday 9.30 to 12.30


or call 055 294 417

We always welcome new volunteers! Thrift shop proceeds benefit the St. James Food Bank, St. James Church, and various charities.

Please do not donate items that are difficult to move.

St. James Food Bank

St. James is committed to the relief of food insecurity in the city of Florence and beyond. Every Thursday morning our Food Bank Ministry distributes packages containing canned and dry goods, infant items and feminine supplies.

To learn more about how to support our food bank financially or participate as a volunteer, contact Sylvia Cox at sylviacox42@gmail.com.

The Food Bank distributes every Thursday morning from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Music and the Chancel Choir

Dr. Floriano D’Auria directs the St. James Chancel Choir in hymn singing, offertories, and anthems regularly during the Sunday liturgy at 11:00 am.

Our resident organist, Dr. Riccardo Foti, offers music with a regular choral soloist, both with the Chancel Choir and on Sundays when the choir does not sing. We welcome new singers and musicians of all abilities!

Visiting choirs and musicians from Europe and around the world share their talents with us on the occasional Sunday. Concerts are also scheduled throughout the year in the sanctuary and publicized in our weekly Friday newsletter.

Contact Father Richard Easterling for further information about church music.

Children’s Lending Library

The Children’s Lending Library maintains an extensive collection of children’s and young adult books. For a modest annual family subscription fee, parents can check out books for their children.

The library is hosted by St. James Church as an outreach ministry to the Florentine community. It is an independent, volunteer-run, non-denominational community service.

The Children’s Lending Library sponsors parties at Halloween, Christmas, and Easter, and often seeks volunteers to help keep things tidy. For more information, visit their blog Childrens Lending Library Blog or their Facebook Page.

Adult Lending Library

The St. James Lending Library provides a wide array of books in English for public circulation.

Come and browse! Enjoy some reading time in the church undercroft or check out a book to take home.

The Adult Lending Library is open during parish office hours and on Sundays before and after the 11am worship service.

Alcoholics Anonymous in English

The Episcopal Church is a proud supporter of AA. AA holds meetings in English in the St. James Meeting Room. For further information, see https://alcoholics-anonymous.eu.

Please contact +39 338 389 1301 or +39 339 634 5884 or englishaaflorence@gmail.com

Monday 6 – 7 pm

Tuesday 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Thursday 6 – 7 pm

Saturday 5 – 6 pm

St. Francis of Assisi Pilgrim Credentials

St. James Church is a designated retrieval point for pilgrim passports.

Credentials may be picked up during business hours (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm) in the parish office, or on Sundays before or after the 11 am service in the back of the church. Please address any questions to Father Richard Easterling. 

When you arrive, come to the parish office, downstairs in the undercroft at the back of the church. 

Questions? Call 055.294.417 during business hours.


St. James welcomes international students from all corners of the globe. Students often volunteer at our weekly Food Bank by helping to organize the items we distribute. We always welcome students to our lending library in the undercroft.

For more information, contact the Church Office: info@stjames.it or call +39 055 294417 Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 to 1:00 pm.

Outreach Grants

St. James makes regular and significant donations to local, national and international charities in our greater global community. Organizations must be recognized non-profits to be eligible and all grant applications must be submitted or sponsored by a St. James parishioner. Grants cannot be awarded to the same organization in consecutive years.

The 2023 call for applications is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a request for funding!


We would love to hear from you!

"We rejoice in a diverse and international parish family, and serve Italian and English speakers from many denominations, backgrounds and cultures."

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Office Hours

Monday – Friday
9:00am – 1:00 pm

Tel: (+39) 055 29 44 17
email: info@stjames.it

N.B. Office closes for the month of August and from December 25th through Epiphany.

Codice Fiscale: 800 357 50480 *

*Note: we do NOT have a partita IVA



Via B. Rucellai, 9 

50123 Florence, Italy