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Church Tours

One of our visions at St. James Ithaca is to share the historic story of our church; please feel free to check out our virtual tour or schedule a physical visit.
Learn the Rich History of our

Historic church in Ithaca

St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, built in 1833, is the oldest church structure in Ithaca and one of the first of the A.M.E. Zion churches in the country. We are proud to hold the title of having the oldest-surviving church structure within the A.M.E. Zion Church ministry.

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St. James’s A.M.E. Zion Church’s Capital Restoration Campaign

St. James is in urgent need of immediate repairs and significant restoration work that adheres to historic preservation standards. To preserve this landmark symbol in the history of Black struggle and in the Finger Lakes’ rich map toward freedom and abolition, we need your help!

Prayer Request

"Prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God."