St. James’ Church – Lake Delaware

55 Lake Delaware Dr., Delhi NY 13753
Telephone: (607) 832-4401
Susquehanna Deanery

Lake Delaware, St. James

St. James, Lake Delaware:  The Gerry family was hurrying to get to Saint John’s Church, Delhi in time for Sunday School when Commodore Gerry pointed to where Saint James would one day stand at the base of the Lake Road. He said, “I wish there were a Church here, then your children would get to Sunday School on time.” A small house was leased where the first service was held on Palm Sunday, 1914. The Rt. Rev. Richard Nelson was present for the first Confirmation Service on Sunday, November 3, 1914.  The eminent architect, Ralph Adams Cram, of Boston, designed the present Saint James Church. On Saint James’ Day, 1922, the Bishop Coadjutor-elect, George Ashton Oldham, laid the corner stone.