Shrine Mont

Great news for families – this year kids go to Shrine Mont for FREE! The adult rate has also been reduced. Every July, St. Paul’s holds its annual Parish Weekend at Shrine Mont, the Diocese of Virginia’s 1100-acre retreat center at Orkney Springs.  This year's retreat will be held July 15 - 17.  Shrine Mont is a wonderful, family-friendly conference center with fun-filled activities for all ages.  It is renowned for its historic 19th century buildings and its delicious home-cooked traditional food.  Please come and enjoy a relaxing weekend in this beautiful mountain resort.

To register online CLICK HERE, or call the church office at 295-2156.  The deadline for registration is Thursday, June 30.  Your registration is not complete until we have received your full payment prior to this deadline.

Questions?  Contact Anne Cressin at 434.249.4362 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




St. Paul's Youth Immersion Trip Summer 2016, June 12-18

Do you know a middle or high school student who is interested in a service immersion trip in Appalachia this summer? The youth group at St. Paul's will travel to Wise County for a week of volunteering and immersion at Grace House on the Mountain, an Appalachian Episcopal ministry that centers around providing families with safe, warm, and dry homes. Any young person in 6-12th grade is welcome-- you do NOT need to be a Christian, Episcopalian, or member of St. Paul's! The youth will do construction work during the day and learn about the history of the Appalachian part of our state in the evening. Email Grace Aheron for more information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or sign up at this form online:



Pilgrimage to US-Mexico Border

Over UVa's spring break in early March, 17 people from Canterbury Student Ministry and Ukirk, Westminster Presbyterian's campus ministry, went on a pilgrimage to the US-Mexico border, traveling between Tucson, AZ, Nogales, AZ/Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, and Douglas, AZ/Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. The group met with deportees at migrant centers and spoke with faith groups and individuals working to alleviate poverty and confront injustice. They walked through the desert as teams filled water barrels for migrants and stood next to the 20-foot wall that stands like a wound along our southern border. This was not a mission trip in the sense of having a "job" to do while there. The purpose was to bear witness to the love of Christ in an area of the world much talked about in the public political discourse in less than compassionate ways. Eyes were opened, hearts were moved, and relationships were formed in the name of our God of Love.



Lifting High the Cross


Read Pastor Elaine's article Lifting High the Cross on page 10 of the Spring issue of the Virginia Episcopalian here.




Vestry News

We now publish a monthly Vestry News article on our website. Typically included are a summary article, minutes and financial reports. See the link on the menu to the left or click here.


Climate Justice and the Episcopal Church

On Sunday, April 24, Grace Aheron presented at the adult education forum about her work with the United Nations Paris Agreement around global climate change, the role of the Episcopal Church in the movement for climate justice, and how St. Paul's can be involved as a church community. Click "Read More" below to her slides from the presentation. Please don't hesitate to contact her with questions about the presentation. Additionally, members of the Stewardship of Creation Committee hope to continue conversations about sustainability in our walks as Christians.



Transition News

Read an update from the Search Committee dated April 22, 2016 here.

Read a message from the Search Committee dated January 2016 here.

Read a letter from the Search Committee dated December 20, 2015 here.

Read a letter from the Senior Warden dated October 11, 2015 here.

Read the biographies of the Rector Search Committee here.

Read a letter from the vestry dated June 18, 2015 here.

Read a letter from our former rector Jim Richardson dated June 12, 2015 here.



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