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At St. James the Less, EVERYONE is welcome. Our joy is in making God’s love tangible to each other, to our community and to the world. We come together regularly at the altar to receive that which strengthens our faith and resolve that it is so. A variety of worship opportunities allow our fellowship to give thanks for blessings great and small.

We gather with others to worship God. We hear the life-rescuing Good News of Jesus Christ, give thanks and praise, and, finally, offer our brokenness to our loving God. We believe as we break bread, we come into communion with God in a profound and life-changing way. It is through the Holy Spirit that we are made one body, the body of Christ sent forth into the world to live the Way of Love.

Our Response to COVID

We, like everyone, miss being together physically, but know the greatest way we can show love to our Neighbor is by staying at a distance. We have modified our current schedule as follows. We have all of our services live on Facebook and will post Sunday morning and Contemplative services to YouTube following. Stay tuned as we start to ease back into meeting together in person as the state and Diocese allow.

Join us at 7:30am Wednesday for Morning Prayer here. Afterward you can join Father Rock and other Parishioners for coffee and conversation.

If you want to be part of this virtual coffee date, join us by clicking the link below at 8am.

Join us daily for Noonday Prayer online here. You can follow along with the service on page 103 of the Book of Common Prayer or visit BCPonline.org (Click on "An Order of Service at Noonday")

Join us Sunday morning at 10am for worship here.

If you can't join us live-time, no worries. All of these services can be viewed at your convenience afterward on Facebook. All our Sunday morning and Contemplative services will be posted on our YouTube Channel, "St. James the Less Ashland VA." You can access that here.

Worship Schedule 

(When we meet again in person)


8:00 am - Holy Eucharist Rite I (traditional, no choir)

8:45 am - Nursery Opens

9:00 am - Sunday School and Adult Formation

10:00 am - Holy Eucharist Rite II (mix of traditional and contemporary, with music; nursery provided)

Last Sunday of the Month, 5:00 pm - Contemplative Service

Second Sunday of the Month, 5:00 pm - Bluegrass Mass


7:30 am - Holy Eucharist Rite II

How Do I Dress?

We are an informal church community. Dress is typically casual but you will feel comfortable in anything from jeans to a suit and tie or a dress.

What Do the Kids Do?

St James the Less has programs for both children and youth on Sunday mornings. For our very young children and infants, there is childcare downstairs. Also, the Youth Group meets on Sundays at 6pm.  The Nursery provides an enjoyable time for infants and children during the 9 am Christian Education period and the 10 am Sunday service of worship. A nursery worker and 1-2 volunteer adults/parents staff the Nursery during this time. For more information or to volunteer, contact the church office or call (804) 798-6336.