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St. James’s has so many valuable friends all over the world. Our emphasis is on long-term relationships maintained by annual short-term missions to build, heal and grow. St. James’s has a rich history of domestic and international mission trips. Each year, we send 8-10 mission teams out to share God’s love through service. Most mission trips do not require special skills – just willing hands and a compassionate heart!

The cost of each mission depends on the number registered and the location.  For more information, contact the leader of each trip or contact Missions Committee Chair Andy Smith at Register early, as team sizes are limited.  For general information on the St. James’s Missions program, contact Missions Committee Chair Andy Smith at Andy can also explain the new Passport to Missions program that supports new missioners.

A limited number of scholarships for missions are available. The Passport to Missions program will make a grant for a new missioner up to half of the mission cost. Other scholarships are considered on a case-by-case basis. To request a partial or full scholarship, call The Rev. John McCard (804)355-1779, ext. 318. All scholarship requests are confidential.



November 3 – 10, 2019 St. James will return next fall to work with the St. Joseph Family’s facilities in Jacmel, Haiti, which consist of Lekol Sen Trinite (St. Trinity School) and Wings of Hope, a residential facility for disabled…

Honduras Mission July 20-27

July 20 – 27, 2020, San Pedro Sula, Honduras The church’s longest running mission continues to flourish in this country with one of the poorest economies in Central America.

Navajoland, Utah Mission March 29-April 4, 2019

A new mission trip to Navajoland, Utah, March 29-April 4, 2019.

Mardi Gras for Missions-March 5

March 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., in the Michaux House

High School Mission

Appalachia Youth Mission (For current 9th – 12th graders & HS graduates not yet 21) July 14-21, 2019 What: Hurley Community Development Center, Hurley, VA (

Middle School Mini-Mission

(For current 5th – 8th graders) July 12 – 14, 2019 (Friday lunchtime – Sunday dinnertime) What: Harvest of Hope ( Where: Exmore, VA Who: Up to 18 youth currently 5th-8th grades & 4-5 adult leaders

Passport Program Grants Support First Mission Trip

According to church records, of the nearly 2,000 adults in our parish family, approximately 150 have been on a mission trip.


We have a very special partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Cuba that began in 2013. Past teams from St. James’s have assisted in the rebuilding of a church in Santiago de Cuba, and have also worked on projects in…

Thistle Farms Nashville

  In 2018, we began a brand-new mission for women. Thistle Farms in Nashville, TN is a powerful community of women who are healing from prostitution, trafficking, and addiction.

World Pediatric Project

The World Pediatric Project is a Richmond-based medical mission that brings foreign patients to VCU/MCV for life-changing surgery.

RVA Mission Week

June 17-21, 2019 A popular local choice for summer mission, the Richmond Mission returns June 2019. If you enjoy helping others, growing in fellowship with church friends, and having fun, this week is for you!

New Orleans

Twelve years after Hurricane Katrina, low-income people in New Orleans are still struggling to rebuild their homes, reclaim their jobs, restore their neighborhoods and return to their lives. St. James’s mission teams have been a part of the recovery from the…

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