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*
  • 11:15 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite Two*
  • 5:30 p.m., Celtic Evensong and Communion*
  • 6:30 p.m., Sunday Community Supper
  • 8:00 p.m., Compline
*indicates child care available through age 4

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

For Youth (grades 4-12)

Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. -- Matthew 18:3

Because we recognize the divine wisdom of childhood and adolescence, St. Stephen's is a place where youth and adults walk side by side, companions on the journey of faith. We strive to honor questions, avoid pat answers, and look together for the ways that God is at work in our lives. Our mission is to love and affirm all young people as children of God, to serve them as companions and guides, and to faithfully entrust their care to God. All are welcome here.

2017-18 Registration

If your child (through grade 8) will take part in Sunday school or any other church activity in the coming year, please complete this registration form. Thank you!

Special Events and Trips

Grades 4-12
Friday, September 15, 8-10 p.m.
Fall kickoff REGISTER HERE

Club 45 (grades 4 and 5)
Sunday, October 15, 1-4:30 p.m.
Pumpkin picking REGISTER HERE

Grades 6-12
Sunday, October 22 7:40 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Trip to Busch Gardens REGISTER HERE

Grades 9-12
Friday, November 3, 4 p.m. – Sunday November 5, 4 p.m.
Senior High Weekend at Shrine Mont (diocesan retreat) REGISTER HERE

Club 45 (grades 4 and 5)
Sunday, November 5, 1-3 p.m.
Decorate turkey boxes (Thanksgiving food box drive) REGISTER HERE

Grades 6-8
November 11, 7 p.m. – Sunday, November 12, 10:30 a.m.

Grades 4-8
Sunday, December 10, 6-8 p.m.
Tacky Lights Tour REGISTER HERE

Club 45 (grades 4 and 5)
Sunday, January 7, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Movie night with ice cream sundaes REGISTER HERE

Grades 4-8
Sunday, February 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Super Bowl-ing Party (bowling on Super Bowl Sunday) REGISTER HERE

Club 45 (grades 4 and 5)
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Roller skating REGISTER HERE

Grades 6-8
7-11 party
Saturday, March 3, 2018 REGISTER HERE

Grades 6-12
Friday, March 30, 2018 (Good Friday)
Stations of the Cross service (led by youth) REGISTER HERE

Grades 4-8
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Laser Quest (laser tag) REGISTER HERE

Grades 6-7
Friday, April 20-Sunday, April 22, 2018
Middle School Weekend at Shrine Mont (diocesan retreat) REGISTER HERE

Club 45 (grades 4 and 5)
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Trip to Kings Dominion REGISTER HERE

Grades 6-8
Sunday, May 6, 2018
River rafting REGISTER

Grade 8
Friday, May 18-Sunday, May 20, 2018
8th Grade Weekend at Shrine Mont (diocesan retreat) REGISTER HERE 


Michael Sweeney, Director of Family Ministries // 804.288.2867 // email
Sarah-Keel Crews, Youth Ministry Coordinator // 804.288.2867 // email