Whether you are visiting from across the globe or down the street, welcome to Cathedral of St. James in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin located in Fresno, California.

The cathedral congregation of St. James is an inclusive, welcoming, diverse, and family-centered Christian community that seeks to share God’s love and the Good News of Jesus Christ and to serve the people of the Central Valley and the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin. 

We are committed to living out our baptismal identity by:

  • Proclaiming by word and example the Good News of God in Christ.

  • Seeking and serving Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves.

  • Striving for justice and peace among all people, and respecting the dignity of every human being, including our sisters and brothers in the LGBTQ community.

We invite you to worship with us, grow with us, serve with us, and connect with us. St. James is a safe and welcoming faith community where you can belong before you believe.

We are the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin in the Central Valley of California on the doorstep to Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. 

As Episcopalians, we believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world. We are the Episcopal branch of Jesus’ movement in this world.

We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.

We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.


Thank you for exploring our website and we would hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to our Cathedral campus. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us--ask us questions, share with us your prayers, and let us know how we can support you in your spiritual journey.

May God continue to bless you!

Faithfully in Christ,

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The Very Reverend Ryan D. Newman