St James Turramurra is part of a world-wide fellowship of Anglican churches called the Anglican Communion, which derive originally from the Church of England. The Anglican Church of Australia is now independent of the Church of England, although it retains certain historical, theological and cultural links.

St James Turramurra is part of the Diocese of Sydney, under the leadership of our Archbishop (Glenn Davies) and regional bishop (Chris Edwards). Each year a parliament or "synod" of the entire diocese meets. The senior minister and two elected parish representatives represent our church.

At a local level our ministry is overseen by the Wardens and Parish Council. Warden and Parish Councillors are elected and appointed at an annual church meeting called the annual general meeting of parishioners, held in the first quarter of the year. The Wardens oversee the property and finance administration of the parish.

Financial matters are overseen by the auditor, treasurer and accountant.