The Nicholas Center at St. James Commons is an Episcopal center in the heart of Chicago dedicated to revitalizing the Episcopal Church by refreshing and training its leaders.

The Nicholas Center is available to host vestry groups, clergy colleague groups, regional and churchwide Episcopal Church gatherings, and leadership programs. We welcome interfaith and ecumenical partners who seek space for trainings, meetings and retreats.

About The Nicholas Center

The Nicholas Center is located on the 5th floor of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago St. James Commons at 65 E. Huron St. (adjacent to St. James Cathedral). The Center has 14 guest rooms with single beds and private baths, designed with the efficiency of ships cabins. There is a shared dining area, meeting room with full A/V, lounge, and office space. Additional meeting spaces on the lower level of St. James Commons may be made available if requested in advance.

  • Sleeping rooms include: towels, linens, hooks and hangers, tissues, alarm clocks, soap, Wi-Fi.
  • An iron and ironing board are available in the common area.
  • Sleeping rooms do not include: TV, shampoo, conditioner, lotion.
  • Things you may want to bring with you for your stay: laptop, hair dryer, hair products (shampoo, conditioner), lotion, umbrella, books or crafts, walking shoes or slippers, cell phone and charger.

To learn more about hosting an event at The Nicolas Center contact Courtney Reid by email or phone (312.751.6725).