There's a place for you here.

New to Richmond? Unfamiliar with the Episcopal Church, or with Christianity? Welcome.

Whoever you are, wherever you are in your spiritual journey, the people of St. Stephen's Church hope that your experience with this church will encourage and strengthen you.

As you browse our Web site, you might consider: 


  • visiting St. Stephen's for a worship service 
  • coming to an informal supper
  • stopping by the Farmers Market on Saturday morning
  • attending one of our receptions or lunches for visitors and newcomers (info here
  • signing up for an Inquirers Class
  • subscribing to St. Stephen's weekly email, the eSpirit; there is no cost, no obligation, and we will not share your email address with any outside group
  • attending a retreat, workshop or group, or participating in any of the other offerings you'll see on these pages. 


Do as much or as little as you like. There are no "requirements" for being a part of this community of faith. If you wish to be baptized or confirmed, or to transfer your membership from another Episcopal parish, we'd love for you to do so. But it's not required. Everything we do, everything we offer, is open to all, regardless of whether you are a "member" of this church. If you're here, you belong.

Here's an online visitor card: it's not required--it just helps us to be more responsive to you!

Our Services

St. Stephen's is a vibrant parish that offers worship, prayer and more seven days a week. Sunday, of course, is our big day. You are most welcome at any of the services held here.

Sunday Worship 

  • 8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist: Rite One
  • 9:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist: Rite Two* (two services occur simultaneously, one in Palmer Hall Chapel, the other in the main church)
  • 10:10 a.m., Christian education for all ages (resuming September 18)*
  • 11:15 a.m., Holy Eucharist: Rite Two*, followed by reception 
  • 5:30 p.m., Celtic Evensong and Communion*
  • 6:30 p.m., Sunday Community Supper
  • 8:00 p.m., Compline
*indicates child care available up to age 5

Weekday worship 

  • 8:10 a.m., Morning Prayer with Communion
  • 5:30 p.m., Evensong (Sung Evening Prayer) 

Saturday worship

  • 5:30 p.m., Holy Eucharist: Rite Two

Nursery - Senior High

St. Stephen's Church has an active ministry for children and youth, staffed by an energetic and talented family ministries staff and dedicated, well-trained volunteers. Michael Sweeney, the director of family ministries, sends a regular email newsletter to parents for which you may sign up.


At St. Stephen's, young people who desire to be confirmed in the Episcopal Church may do so in the ninth grade or later. They are prepared in a year-long course called "Philip's Way," and confirmation takes place when one of our bishops visits St. Stephen's, usually in May.

Are you in your 20-30s?

Young adults are part of every facet of parish life at St. Stephen's, and you are always welcome at any worship service, adult education opportunity or social event—membership is NOT required. You (and your friends and family) are always welcome here. Single or married, with children or not, in school or not--all are welcome.

Get Connected

Some activities and ministries at St. Stephen's are designed especially for young adults, including a young adult Bible study group, social gatherings, retreats, and outreach and volunteer opportunities. The best way to keep up with what young adults are doing at St. Stephen's is to sign up for our e-newsletter.

A Fellowship

One of the distinctive things about being an Episcopalian is the sense of connection and fellowship one has with other Episcopalian Christians. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church is part of the Diocese of Virginia, one of the oldest and largest dioceses in the Episcopal Church.

Our diocese includes 80,000 people who worship God and reach out to others in 181 parishes in 38 counties in central, northern and northwestern Virginia. It is one of three Episcopal dioceses in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the others being the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia (based in Roanoke) and the Diocese of Southern Virginia (based in Norfolk). You can read more about the Diocese of Virginia at


Sunday Schedule

Holy Eucharist: 8:00, 9:00, 11:15

Christian Education for all ages: 10:10 (returning September)


6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA 23226

Market vendors

For vendors

For the 2017 outdoor market season (April 1, 2017-November 18, 2017)
Nonrefundable application fee of $50 is required with all applications submitted on or before January 31, 2017. Applications received after January 31, 2017 are subject to a $75 application fee. All required documentation must be received no later than February 28, 2017 to be considered as a vendor.
Vendor Application | Vendor Rules and Regulations

Non-Profit organizations
The market sets aside spaces for non-profit organizations each week. Follow the links below for the application you prefer.
Non-profit application to be completed by hand
Non-profit application to be completed on your computer, printed and emailed
Non-profit addendum (be sure to download and read) 

For patrons

This is a list of the vendors who take part in the Farmers Market @ St. Stephen's, some on a weekly basis, some less frequently. The best way to know if a vendor will be at the market on a particular Saturday is to subscribe to our market email.

The vendors with an asterisk (*) participate in our indoor market (late November through March).

Fresh produce/plants/flowers
Broadfork Farm*, Certified Naturally Grown
Byrd Farm Enterprises*, USDA Certified Organic
Crumptown Farm*
Elk Hill Farm*
F. J. Medina & Sons Produce
G. Flores Produce
Gourmet Greens*
Hickory Green Farm (honey)
Lesley's Garden (formerly Grandma's Garden)
Prospect Hill Flower Farm
RVA Honey*
Swift Creek Berry Farm
Urban Choice Mushrooms*

Eggs, Meat, Dairy, Seafood, and Poultry
Black Boar Farm*
Byrd Farm Enterprises*
Cedar Springs Farm*
Deer Run Farm of Amelia*
Edwards Seafood
Faith Farm*
Harlow Ridge Farm*
Ruby Salts Oyster Company

Health & Beauty Products
Cedar Springs Farm*
Heavenly Scents
Wandering Cow Farm*

Baked Goods
ArtAnn Bakery*
Broadfork Farm*
C'est Bon*
Great Harvest Bread*
Health Delish*
Homemade Goodies by Sylvette*
La Bella Vita Bakery*
Red Cap, Ltd.*
Smorgasbord Test Kitchen*
Two and a Half Irish-Men* 

Jams, Jellies & Condiments
Byrd Farm*
Crumptown Farm*
Hickory Green Farm
Smorgasbord Test Kitchen*
Wild Earth Farm*

Prepared Foods
Birdie's Pimento Cheese*
C'est Bon*
Curds and Whey RVA*
Espresso A Go Go
Grayhaven Winery
Health Delish*
International Dumpling Co.*
King of Pops
Mr. Brigadeiro*
Ninja Kombucha
Red Cap Ltd.*
Unkol Chuck's Brunswick Stew*
Vegtabowl Foods*
Virginia Girls Choir Limeades

Mr. Leonard’s Sharpening Service*
Project Green

Pet Products
Dogtown Lounge

Art/Fine Craft
22 Oaks Garden*
Allegorey Jewelry
Beading Creations
Camelot Pewter and Sycamore Pewter*
Chad Allen Woodworks
The Classic Baby
DK Designs*
Grabinska Studio
Inside Out by Irina
K2R Knitting*
Lovely to Look At*
Prime Cut Crafts
Wandering Cow Farm*

Not all vendors will be at the market every week. Read our weekly newsletter (sign up here) and visit our Facebook page to get the latest information about the vendors who will be present each week.


Kate Ruby, Market Manager