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St. James’s has historically had one of the largest and most active mission programs in the country, including (pre-COVID) eight to ten annual missions trips to places as far-ranging as Haiti, Cuba, South Sudan, the Appalachian region of Virginia, and of course, right here in Richmond. Most of our mission trips require no special skills, just willing hands and compassionate hearts. For now, though, our mission trips are confined to Virginia.

In the future, a limited number of scholarships for missions will be available. St. James’s “Passport to Missions” program makes grant funding for eligible new missioners and 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.

St. James's Missions Inspire Her Future

Anastasia Redmond knows that her church family has influenced her vision for her life path, from working in  the nursery on Franklin Street to forming mission friendships an ocean away,  and she is grateful for it. “St James’s has given me a whole part of my life that I wouldn’t have otherwise.”  Click below to view a video of Anastasia talking about her life-changing experiences as a member of the St. James’s family. 

Past Mission Opportunities

Our Little Roses, Honduras Mission July 20-27

July 20 - 27, 2020, San Pedro Sula, Honduras Over the past quarter of a century, our mission teams have built many meaningful relationships with our friends at Our Little…

Navajoland, Utah Mission March 29-April 4, 2019

The St. James Navajoland mission team supports St. Christopher’s Mission, an Episcopal Mission in SE Utah, started in 1943.  The purpose of our mission work is to assist St. Christopher’s…

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…

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…

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,…

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