The Cathedral of St. James is honored to offer the hospitality of the Cathedral to you in this time of loss and sorrow. It is our hope to assist you in any way we can.


As Christians, we proclaim that in death, life is changed, not ended, and we hope our ministry will help you to move forward with assurance that the person you love has passed through death into new life in God, and that in your grief, Christ makes himself present in compassion.

Funeral and memorial services at St. James are based on the order of service provided in The Book of Common Prayer. The Clergy of the Cathedral will help your family to plan the service, and to choose readings, prayers, hymns, and music that proclaim our faith in resurrection; reflect and celebrate the life of the person who has died; and offer comfort and hope to all who mourn.

The Chapel of Holy Innocents includes a columbarium. A columbarium is a permanent resting place for cremated remains. Anyone is welcome to be buried in the Chapel of Holy Innocents.


We encourage you to meet with a clergy member to begin planning your funeral in advance. When the death of a member of the Cathedral occurs, please contact St. James as soon as possible

To inquire about scheduling a funeral/memorial service please contact the Cathedral Offices at (559) 439-5011.