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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events, training, and workshops for laity and clergy. 

Fall Clergy Retreat is October 23-25, 2023

For details and registration click here.

safe church training workshops

Future SC Training Workshop information and registration can be found here.

Future SC Training Workshop Dates

October 28 – Specialized Training at St. George’s, Pungoteague

October 29 – Universal Training at St. George’s, Pungoteague

November 18 – 19  via Zoom  (Nov. 18th: 9 am – 12:30 pm) (Nov. 19th: 1 pm – 4:30 pm)

Racial Healing Workshop

Future Racial Healing Workshop information and registration can be found here

Future Racial Healing Workshop Dates

December 2 – Redeemer, Midlothian

Dungeons, Dragons, & Discipleship

September 29 - October 1 - Join us at Chanco on the James for Dungeons, Dragons, & Discipleship, a retreat on the transformative power of narrative! Together, we’ll explore how the games we play and stories we tell shape (and reshape) our lives and our faith.

Join us for a weekend full of storytelling, tabletop gameplay, and learning how roleplaying games can help us practice being who God calls us to be. Whether you’ve been playing for years, or if you have never played a TTRPG (table-top roleplaying game) before, this weekend is for you!

The Forgotten Touch 

October 7 - Join the Rev. Nigel Mumford, Priest Associate of Prayer Ministry at Galilee Episcopal Church and President of By His Wounds, Inc. on Saturday, October 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Williamsburg for a workshop on healing prayer.

The day will provide opportunities to introduce, reintroduce, or remind you of the power of healing prayer and the healing gifts of Jesus Christ to His church; how to establish a healing ministry in your parish; and teachings in how to pray for healing and how to exercise the gifts of healing.

A $5 fee will be charged when registering to help cover the cost of lunch. Following the event participants are invited to attend a Taizé service at 5 p.m. at St. Martin’s.

Cursillo #171 Weekend

October 5 - 8 - The Cursillo weekend is an invitation for you to experience the love of Jesus Christ on a personal level, and to bring this love and joy into your daily life. The purpose of Cursillo is to nourish Christian individuals with the knowledge of God's love and grace, and to help them discover their personal mission in the world so they may enjoy the fullness of Christian life.

The Rector for that weekend is Margaret Kolster. For more information on the 171 team and for registration, click the link below.

Fall Clergy Retreat

October 23 - 25 - Registration is now open for our Fall Clergy Retreat at Chanco on the James. The 3-day retreat will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 23 and will conclude after lunch on Wednesday, October 25. It will be led by Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, former Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church.

The cost to attend this year's retreat is $350 for overnight attendees and $150 for commuter attendees. While we do not have a virtual option to attend, Bishop Jefferts Schori's sessions will be recorded and made available for later viewing. Registration will close October 13. For more details, check the Clergy Conferences & Retreat page.

Chanco Fall Work Weekend

November 3 - 5 - Are you ready to make a positive impact on our beloved Chanco? Come out and join us for a fun weekend and wonderful fellowship and give back to Chanco by helping us get some fall projects completed. Come for the whole weekend and enjoy evening social time together or just come for Saturday (9:00a.m.). Come on your own or come as a family, all are welcome. We offer free overnight accommodation in Watson so register early to reserve your spot!

For questions, contact Marjorie Gay at or call 1-888-724-2626.

College Ministries Retreat

November 3 - 5 @ Chanco on the James - College students are invited to our annual Campus Ministries Retreat. Students will have an opportunity to take a break from school to relax and have some fun around camp.

Contact Youth and Young Adult Mission Megan Dern, or 757-213-3393, for more information.

EYC Fall Weekend

November 10 - 12 @ Chanco on the James - Fall Weekend is an opportunity for youth to come together with friends from all over the Diocese and to spend time in retreat with God.

Youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us for a weekend of camp fun and fellowship as we explore what it means to be in right relationship with God and others. The EYC Board has been exploring why faith matters today and is excited to share what they learned with the youth of the Diocese. During the weekend youth will be staying in conference housing and will have an opportunity to not only grow in their faith but also grow in community with activities around camp.

Fellowship is fun, spiritual, motivating, musical, and active... and it's at Chanco, so register now!!

Upcoming Highlights

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We Are All Related - Indigenous Convocation

November 4 - 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond. This event is the second event in our ongoing Matoaka Covenant commitment to build and nurture relationships with Indigenous People. Watch Tidings for additional event details. The day promises to be one of interaction, education, and celebration.

Chanco on the James Donor Appreciation Event

November 18

Advent Retreat at Chanco on the James

December 1 - 2

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