St. James the Less Episcopal Church, Ashland, VA

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The Rev. Claudia W. Merritt, Interim Rector

About Us: 

We are many parts, We are all one body

We pray that all who enter St. James the Less experience God’s presence in this community of faith, a community where we strive to be loving, joyous, inclusive, transforming, and filled with God’s grace.

Our parish programs are centered upon outreach and mission, bearing witness to Christ’s presence in our local community of Ashland, Va, within the greater Richmond community, within the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, throughout the United States, and internationally.

If you’re new to Ashland or within the congregation and you’re looking for a way to connect with the parish, we invite you to visit the newcomers page of our website. There you’ll find an overview of some of our parish programs and discern how you might like to plug in. A good way to stay connected with us is to sign up for our newsletter, “like” us on Facebook, or follow our Flickr photostream.

Whoever you are, wherever you come from, and wherever you might be on your journey, you are most welcome here.


125 Beverly Rd
Ashland, VA 23005
United States