Bluegrass Mass

Join us on the Second Sunday of the month!
All are welcome!

Join Us For Worship

Sunday services at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.

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Meet Our New Priest In Charge

Read more about our New Priest In Charge, Rock Higgins

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A Message From Our Bishop

Read Bishop Shannon Johnston's Pastoral Address from the 222nd Annual Convention.

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St James the Less Episcopal Church

We are a vibrant Episcopal church in Ashland, Virginia.  Through our worship of Christ, our strong focus on outreach ministry and our deep commitment to care for each other, we are "making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.   (Ephesians 4:3)

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Sunday Worship:

Traditional Worship
8 am - Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10 am - Holy Eucharist, Rite II
5 pm - Contemplative Service
(last Sunday each month, October - May)
5 pm - Bluegrass Mass
(2nd Sunday each month, February - June)

Wednesday Worship:

7:30 am

Holy Week Schedule

March 25


Rite I - 8 am

Rite II - 10 am

Holy Eucharist, Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 am

March 29


Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar, 7 pm

followed by Prayer Vigil

March 30


Stations of the Cross (at Randolph-Macon College) - 12 Noon

Liturgy of the Day - 7 pm

March 31


Prayer Service - 12 Noon

Easter Vigil - Sunset (7:30 pm)

April 1


Holy Eucharist, Rite I, in Memorial Garden - 8 am

Easter Egg Hunt - 9 am

Holy Eucharist, Rite II - 10 am

with St. Cecilia Choir, Handbell Choir, and Singing Choir

Worship & Learn With Us

On Sundays, we offer Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8 a.m. (said) and Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:00 a.m. (with music, congregational singing, and choir).  We have an intimate said service on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m.  During the program year (September - June), Sunday morning offerings also include Christian education for children and adults, between the worship services.

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Our Ministries

Our Baptisms equip us for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.  See how we are making God's love tangible to each other, to our community, and to the world.  Please join us!  

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Our News

For the latest news and events concerning St. James the Less and our church family, click the link below.   

Our Newsletter


NeverTheLess – March 4, 2018 TODAY AND COMING SOON Welcome To All, especially if you are visiting us today. We...

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