On October 15th Bishop William White of Pennsylvania consecrated the new church which was wider than the old stone one. He was assisted by the rector, Joseph Clarkson, the Rev. Levi Bull and the Rev. William Augustus Muhlenberg. The next day the Bishop confirmed 30 Saint James members.
I certify that on the 15th day of October in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and Twenty, I have consecrated and set apart for divine worship the rebuilt Church of St. James in the City of Lancaster, agreeably to the form of consecration of a church or chapel ordained and of one in the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Witness my hand and seal in the year and on the day above mentioned.