Welcome to St. John’s Church, Henrico Parish, in the Diocese of Virginia
St. John’s is an urban Episcopal church in the historic Church Hill district of Richmond, Virginia. The first church in the city, built in 1741, we remain a vibrant part of the neighborhood. We are a family of Christians striving to be Christ to one another and to our community. We warmly embrace visitors and make it easy for newcomers to feel a part of our family. At St. John’s we invite everyone to our weekly feast at Christ’s table, regardless of religious background. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Our doors might be closed, but our hearts and our worship services remain open to all. By direction of the Bishops of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, public worship in all churches of the diocese has been postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Plans for phased regathering are underway and will begin once certain public health criteria have been met. For further information, please visit the diocesan website.
As one of the 129 churches in the Diocese of Virginia, St. John’s Church stands in solidarity with our Bishops and the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church in our renunciation of racial violence, injustice, and inequity. As followers of Jesus, we commit to take our part in healing the wounds of racism as we live Jesus’ love across divides of every kind with intensity, passion, and persistence.
For the statements of the Bishops of the Diocese of Virginia and Episcopal Church, USA
- Episcopal Church House of Bishops: A Word on Protest and Federal Policing
- A reflection on Black Lives Matter by Bishop Susan Goff
- Diocesan Resources for Dismantling Racism
- Episcopal Church resolutions regarding Policing Reform, Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color, Police Violence, and Regarding Death of Ahmaud Arbery.
In our baptismal covenant, we are called to love our neighbor as ourselves and are asked, “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?” And we respond, “We will, with God’s help!”
We Invite You to Worship with Us Online
Instructions for Online Church Participation
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- Prepare yourself for worship with preludes by Jim Bennett
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Our collection plate is here. Thank you for your support.
- In order to reduce risk and protect all in attendance, worshipers will kindly be required to wear face masks, maintain a distance of six feet or more from other congregants, and complete a COVID symptoms checklist upon arrival.
- We encourage you to bring a lawn chair if you wish to sit during the service, and suggest applying insect repellent before heading out from home. It gets buggy in the churchyard!
- If you plan to use the elevator, please enter singly or in family units.
- During the service, the congregation will be invited to respond to the prayers and readings where indicated, but refrain from congregational singing. Our minister of music will provide instrumental music and choral solos for everyone to enjoy.
- Restroom facilities will be available at the back of the church, with instructions and materials for sanitation after each use.
- Plan to arrive early! This will allow our ushers to assist you with seating while we work together to maintain a safe social distance.
8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist (no music)
9:15 a.m. Adult Forum, Parish Hall
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Children’s Chapel, Keeper’s Cottage
11:45 a.m. Coffee Hour, Parish Hall
Nursery is available in the Parish Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia
Mailing Address: 2319 E. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23223