St. James the Less
Episcopal Church

Holy Eucharist - Sunday, 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.  - Saturday 5:00 p.m.     411 West Due West Ave., Madison TN  37115     615-865-4496

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News from the Diocese of Tennessee

Clergy Transitions

The Rev. James K. Polk Van Zandt has announced his retirement after having served as Rector of St. Paul's, Murfreesboro for the past nine years.  His last Sunday will be November 19, 2017.


The Rev. Jacob Bottom has been called as Priest-in-Charge of Church of Our Savior, Gallatin.  Rev. Bottom has most recently served as Assistant Rector at St. David of Wales Church, Denton, Texas. His first day at Our Savior will be October 29, 2017.


The Rev. Kira Schlesinger has announced that she will resign from her position as Priest-in-Charge at Church of the Epiphany, Lebanon, on December 31, 2017.  

The Rev. Sammy Wood has been called as the Rector of St. Bartholomew's, Nashville.  Sammy has most recently served as Associate Rector at Church of the Advent, Boston.  He will begin work at St. Bartholomew's in mid-November.  Welcome to Tennessee!

Vestry Highlights

The Vestry did not meet in October as things are running smoothly, and there was no urgent business. We shall convene in November for our final meeting of the year to discuss the budget, new members to be elected in January, and building matters.