Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 4th, 4:30 p.m

The commemoration of St. Francis, October 4, falls on a Sunday this year. In honor of that, a Blessing of Animals will take place on the Church Lawn on Sunday, October 4, at 4:30 p.m. Join us for the traditional Blessing of the Animals as we honor the saint's devotion to all living things. Bring your dogs (on a leash), cats (in a carrier), birds (in a cage) and any other pets and furry friends. The liturgy of blessing is brief and is designed for all ages. Invite your friends, for all are welcome, with or without animals!


Choral Evensong

Sunday, October 11th

The St. Paul’s Memorial Church Chancel Choir,
Daniel Hine, director
and Albrecht von Gaudecker, organist

Choral Evensong …       
…in the beauty of holiness

Sunday, October 11th


3:30 pm
Organ recital with works of American composers Gerald Near, Ned Rorem, and Leo Sowerby
4:00 pm

Evensong with choral music of Mendelssohn, Walmisley, and others


Crop Walk

Sunday, October 11, 1:00 p.m.


Support Team St. Paul’s on the CROP Walk to End Hunger! The 44rd Charlottesville/Albemarle 6-mile CROP Hunger Walk will take place on Sunday, October 11 starting at 1:00 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church on Park Street.  We need your support!  You can walk and donate or just donate!



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.


An Appeal for Refugees Fleeing Syria

Episcopal Relief and Development has issued an appeal for contributions directed to the crisis of refugees fleeing the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. 4.1 million people have fled Syria since the crisis began five years ago. Almost twice that number are displaced inside Syria. Working with partners in the region including the Anglican Alliance and ACT Alliance, ER-D is providing financial support to relief and resettlement efforts.

Contributions should be directed online to ER-D's Disaster Response Fund at You may also make checks payable to St. Paul's with Syria relief in the subject line.

Episcopal Migration Ministries is actively engaged in resettlement efforts. Learn how to help at EMM also commends the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Program as other worthy organizations working on the ground in Syria and the immediate region. Doctors Without Borders is also providing desperately needed medical care in refugee camps. Prayerfully consider supporting one or more of these organizations..


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8:00 a.m. Holy Communion
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5:30 p.m. Holy Communion
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
9:00 p.m.
Chanted Compline
12:15 p.m.
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