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Reports from St. James


The Vestry and Strategic Planning Committee updates.


Brick Presentation

Posted on Mon, August 08, 2016 at 7:23:00 am

Gary Howes of the Durable Group gives a presentation In Bishops Hall, describing work needed to repair and preserve our historic church building.
Gary, an expert in historic preservation, describes the problems with the brick and mortar system used during previous repairs, why corrective repairs are required, and the repair methods being proposed to restore and preserve our church building.

Update: The Capital Campaign Case Statement can be downloaded in PDF format, here.

You can view it here:

Draft Master Plan Presentation

Posted on Tue, May 17, 2016 at 2:36:00 pm

CPEX representatives Boo Thomas and Haley Blakeman presented the rationale and drawings of the CPEX Draft Master Plan before an audience in Bishops Hall on Tuesday, May 10. You can view the presentation slides here. Comments and suggestions remain open until June 1 and should be directed to Haley Blakeman.

Master Plan Draft Presentation

Posted on Sun, May 01, 2016 at 12:21:00 pm

Our consultants will present the first draft “conceptual plan” based on our first round of surveys and meetings, and we want your feedback!

This is the final opportunity for St. James Day School families and parishioners weigh in on the design before the final plans are drawn. Come get a sneak peek at the drawings and let us know what you think!

The Campus Master Plan was identified as a goal in St. James’ recent Strategic Plan.

March Charrette

Posted on Fri, March 25, 2016 at 6:00:00 am

Thank you to those who participated in this week's campus master plan design charrette!

Sixty-nine people attended the town hall meeting on Monday; over 40 stopped by to share their ideas with the design team Monday through Wednesday; and, 144 filled out surveys. In addition, over 384 individual comments were collected. Your ideas will help shape the physical plan for how our campus functions and grows in the future.

If you were unable to make it to the meetings this week, you may click here to view the presentation materials.

If you have not done so already, you may also fill out the short survey here until Friday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m.

Consultants will share the resulting draft campus master plan on Wednesday, May 10. The final plan will not be complete until August, so please continue to stay involved and give your feedback.

FYI - The campus master plan is one of the projects identified in the St. James 2015 Vision and Strategic Plan. If you are interested in reviewing the Vision and Strategic Plan, first posted and shared on August 20, 2015, please click here.

Campus Plan

Posted on Wed, March 09, 2016 at 7:02:00 pm

St. James is embarking on a campus master plan to better utilize the their property, grow the church and school, connect the church and school campuses, and create a sustainable income source. We need your ideas to make it a success! Here's how you can participate: 

  • Share your ideas at the Town Hall Meeting on Monday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m. in Bishops Hall
  • Stop by the Parish Hall Parlor to talk with designers on anytime between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on March 21, 8:00 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, March 22
  • Participate in the online survey - link coming soon!
  • Encourage others to participate


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