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Welcome to the website of the famed St. James Chapel in Chicago and its stained glass windows which have been called "the crown jewels of Chicago's architectural treasures."

The chapel, within The Quigley Center of the Archdiocese of Chicago, is at the corner of Rush and Pearson streets in downtown Chicago, near the "Magnificient Mile."

Celebrating the completion of the 14-year effort to save the treasured windows, Friends of the Windows - a civic, multi-faith group dedicated to the chapel's conservation - invites you to experience the beauty of the chapel.

  • TOURS: The Friends of the Windows host complimentary docent-guided tours  every Saturday morning from 9am to 11am.  Tickets or reservations are not required.  Group Tours:  Special arrangements should be made via Ms. Marcela Bermudez, 312/534-8199

  • CONCERTS: The Friends of the Windows also hosts free one-hour classical  programs performed by professional  vocalists and instrumentalists on the Second Saturday of each month at 2pm (unless otherwise shown): the "Second Saturday at Two" series runs from September through May each academic year.   (See "Special Events" link on the left column here)

  • VOLUNTEER: Consider becoming a docent where you greet visitors from around world while enjoying many special volunteer activities.

  • GIVE: A Conservation Fund to help ensure the future of the masterpiece windows has been established solely for that purpose.  Contributions may be made, payable to Friends of the Windows (a 501(c)3 charitable organization for tax-purposes) and mailed to the address below.

  • WEDDINGS AT ST. JAMES CHAPEL?  eMail:, or call (312/534-8199) 


Chapel Interior  

For more information, please contact us at:
Friends of the Windows
835 North Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 534-8092


FOW depends on volunteer help for office and phone activity. If you leave a message, please be patient, someone will return your call.