St. Paul's Memorial Church

We are the beloved of Christ....Celebrating God’s Grace with Generosity and service to all.

Join us Under the Tent

to Kick Off our

Annual Giving Campaign

Brunch served at 11:30 a.m.

October 5, 2014

Come and meet our new associate rector, the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas. She and her husband, Tim, will be with us for brunch.


Special Kid’s Events at Mad Bowl!

Please RSVP to
Church Office phone 295-2156
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Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 5th, at 3:00 p.m

In honor of St. Francis, a Blessing of Animals will take place on the Church Lawn on Sunday, October 5th, at 3:00 p.m.

Join us for the traditional Blessing of the Animals on our lawn. St. Francis lived a life of simplicity by honoring all living things, especially animals. Bring your dogs (on a leash), cats (in a carrier), birds (in a cage) and any other pets and furry friends. Our blessing service is brief and designed for all ages.

Everyone is invited to come enjoy this event! All are welcome, with or without animals!


Newcomer's Coffee

Newcomer's Coffee on Sundays, October 5, 12 and 19

Newcomers CoffeeAre you new (or newish) to St. Paul's? Would you like to meet new people and learn more about our wonderful church community? Please join us beginning Sunday, October 5, at 9 a.m. for coffee, snacks, and discussion with Rector Jim Richardson. We will hold these sessions on October 5, 12 and 19, with a recognition of our new members on October 19 at the 10 a.m. service.


A Note from Rector Jim Richardson

Dear friends,

I am excited to bring you this news: With the concurrence of our Vestry, I have issued a call to the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas to be our next associate rector, and she has accepted. Elaine comes to us from the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, where she is currently serving as the Curate at St. Edward the Confessor Church in Lancaster while the rector is on sabbatical.



Men's Bible Study

Men's Bible Study meets on Thursday mornings from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., in the church library. Reading and talking about a few verses in the Bible is a great way to start a day. Bagels, coffee, and fellowship are part of the deal. Contact Tim Rambo with questions - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Building Task Force Interim Report

View the Building Task Force Interim Report by clicking here.




8:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.


to everyone in our community

as a place of prayer and quiet reflection.


St. Paul's is located on the corner across the street from the Rotunda.

See "UVA Church Stays Open for People to Pray for Hannah Graham"



This Fall at Community Night: Exploring Our Common Roots with Judaism

Through Wednesday, November 8

  • 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer, with homily
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner - On us! Meet someone new!
  • 7:00 p.m. Exploring Our Common Roots with Judaism

As we are all painfully aware, we live in a world torn apart by religious violence, bigotry and hatred. There are many underlying reasons including ignorance of each other. One thing we can do is learn about the other two religions rooted in the Abrahamic tradition: Judaism and Islam. This fall we will have opportunities to learn more about the parent religion of Christianity – Judaism.  In the Winter-Spring, we will have a series on Islam.



Teen Youth Group News

We are very pleased to announce several major developments that will significantly strengthen our program for middle and senior-high school  students, led by our new youth group leaders, Joe Lenow and Grace Aheron.

For the first time in several years, we will be offering an education hour for 6th through 12th graders at 9 a.m. on Sundays, with youth encouraged to accompany Joe into the 10 a.m. service, beginning Sunday August  31. On Sunday evenings, beginning September 7, Grace will be on hand at the 5:30 p.m. worship (and teens are encouraged to join in), and then both Joe and Grace will lead the youth group gathering from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (including partaking of the Sunday evening dinner). We will also continue to offer a youth group meeting at Wednesday Community Night at 7 p.m., beginning September 10.



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.


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Worship Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with Choir, Joyful Noise worship for God's Children
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
12:15 p.m.
Holy Eucharist
5:30 p.m.
Evening Prayer