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St. James’s has a rich history of pilgrimages , retreats and field trips (see below), but COVID has, not surprisingly, largely put them on hold. When the world opens up again, so will we.  In the meantime, here are the two most immediate upcoming events: 

Pilgrimage at Henricus Historical Park & the Dutch Gap Conservation Area
Saturday, November 13,
9am-2pm 

A pilgrimage to the second English settlement in the United States, recreated at Henricus Historical Park, which folks can easily carpool to. More details to come. 

 The St. James’s Parish Retreat
Friday, October 22 thru Sunday, October 24
Shrine Mont 

Where we’ve been and what we have done

Exploring God’s Creation Nature Walk

Looking for a chance to reconnect with the natural world and reflect on the many gifts God has given us?

Advent Retreat – Windows to the Soul: Praying with Icons

Friday, December 1, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 2, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Valentine Hall and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Pilgrimage on St. Cuthbert’s Way, Scotland and England

June 21-29, 2018 This relatively new pilgrims’ route from Melrose, Scotland to the Holy Island (Lindisfarne), England,traces sites significant in the life of St. Cuthbert and arrives at one of…

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

February 9 – 19, 2019 Join Pastoral Associate Reverend Dr. Mark Cooper on a journey through the sites where our faith began.

Historic Autumn Pilgrimage House Tour

September 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Beginning at Westover Episcopal Church, Charles City

Washington National Cathedral

Thursday, May 16, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Meet at St. James’s Episcopal Church for this all day Pilgrimage The Washington National Cathedral is not just a house of prayer…

Lenten Retreat: Mindfulness Meditation

Saturday, March 9, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Valentine Hall On Ash Wednesday, the people are invited “to the observance of a holy Lent” through a number of practices, including self-examination…

Mindful Biking

Need a Physical Challenge and a Spiritual Renewal On a Budget? Come Ride with Dr. Mark Cooper on Bike Virginia 2019 and join in a daily morning and afternoon opportunity…

Rappahannock River Valley Historic Churches

Spring 2020 (TBD), 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Did you know that it was dangerous to be an Episcopalian during and immediately following the Revolutionary War,

Visit Virginia’s First Church Sites

This year is the 400th anniversary of the first Virginia Assembly and the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to Virginia. Our day-long pilgrimage will visit two of the earliest…

Lenten Retreat: “Connecting to the Faith That Is In Us”

Saturday, February 29, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Valentine Hall This phrase comes from the Litany for Ash Wednesday - “We confess to you, Lord, our negligence in our prayer…

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