Legacy Giving

St. James Episcopal Church A Legacy of Vision

In 1844, Margaret Taylor, wife of the twelfth President of the United States, Zachary Taylor, had the vision to gather a group of Episcopalians together to form a new congregation in Baton Rouge. That same year, St. James Church officially organized and received a charter of incorporation from the Louisiana legislature. Then, 50 years later in the Spring of 1895, the members of St. James Church had the vision to construct a new larger church building which remains the church we know and love today. In fact, throughout our history, the members of our parish family have always had the vision to start, sustain, and support the building up of the kingdom of God through the ministries of St. James Church.

1844 Society

The 1844 Society was established by the Vestry to recognize and celebrate parishioners who have made a bequest or other planned gift from their estate to St James Church.

Legacy donors will receive a yearly invitation to a special event and be listed in the Annual Meeting Report, unless your preference is to be listed as anonymous. To be included in the 1844 Society, please give written notice using the enclosed form confirming your legacy gift is in place. If you have already included St. James in your Legacy Giving, then please let us know using the enclosed form. Thank you in advance for your generosity and vision. Your gift will help secure the future of St. James Church for generations to come.

Please email us if you have any questions.