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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!

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
6000 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226
804.288.2867


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., Evening Prayer (on Wednesdays during the academic year, this service includes the Virginia Girls Choir) 

Saturday worship

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

Accessibility

There are several entrances to the church and parish house that are designed to be accessible to those with mobility issues or other physical limitations:

All entrances to the church, and the main entrance to the parish house, are equipped with power-assist doors. In addition, the main entrance to the parish house, from the large parking lot, has an elevator on the ground floor that allows you to bypass the steps. The Grove Avenue entrance to the main church is gently sloped, without steps, and the Three Chopt Road entrance has a ramp

Inside the church, several pews are shortened to allow space for a wheelchair or walker: the first pews on either side of the center aisle, nearest the altar, and the pews near the large baptismal font.

The church is equipped with assistive hearing devices for the hearing-impaired. Please ask an usher for one of these devices as you enter the church.


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. Our family ministry staff sends a regular email newsletter to parents for which you may sign up.

Confirmation

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 thediocese.net.

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Sunday Schedule

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

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

OUR LOCATION

6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA 23226
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Vendor list for the coming week

This list is updated Wednesday afternoon each week.

Vendors who will be at the July 24 market (8 a.m. - noon)

22 Oaks Garden will have fresh herbs, peppers, salsa, salsa verde, and Asian cucumber salad. The tomatillos are doing great! They will bring some, but if you need a large quantity for your favorite chutney, order ahead. Of course, they will have cookies and sewn goods. Pre-order your favorites for Daphne to bake. If your children need masks to go back to school come visit to get them ordered. Get in touch at 22oaksgarden@gmail.com.

Agriberry Farm will have blackberries galore and the largest bounty of assorted fruits in years: strawberries, red raspberries, yellow and white peaches, donut peaches, cherries, apricots, and plums. Pre-orders available at agriberrystore.com

Artann's will be at market this weekend. They will have all nine flavors of hummus, along with tabbouleh, olive tapenade, and pita bread. Check out their menu at artanns.com, and don't forget to pre-order.

Black Boar Farm will have a full line of Berkshire and Ossabaw sausage, pork chops, bacon, ribs, Boston butts, and shoulder roasts. They have eggs, raw wildflower honey, comb honey, whipped honey, and jams with honey. For your pets, they have dehydrated pork, liver and chicken breast treats. Visit Black Boar Farm's website to view their preorder form and place your advance order. You can also contact them at blkboar@yahoo.com.

Remember you can pre-order from Broadfork Farm by using their digital farm stand. Sign up to receive notification of when it opens on Thursday mornings and then place your order, choosing from what they are harvesting each week. Sign up at this link. Ordering closes Friday mornings at 6 am. 
This week's harvest is perfect for grilling and making ratatouille! Broadfork will have tomatoes, eggplant, sweet peppers, salad mix, heads of lettuce, rainbow chard, carrots, onions, sunflowers and zinnias, garlic, basil, parsley, sage, oregano, thyme and hopefully shishito peppers and non-spicy jalapeno peppers (great to stuff and roast!). They'll also have their wild-yeasted breads as usual. 

Bundy Heirloom Farm has started their summer pies with three new flavors: Gluten-free Peanut Butter Pie with peanut butter cookie crust, Key Lime Pie with coconut cookie crust, and Lemon Chess Pie with lavender crust. The pies are available by the slice as well as whole pies, preordering is recommended to guarantee availability. Pickled Curried Cauliflower is back as well as the Squash Chow Chow! For pre-orders email Latoya@bundyheirloomfarm.com.

Cakes by Jen can be shipped throughout the United States. Jen’s coffee cake flavors include Classic Cinnamon, Pecan Crusted Butter Rum, Pumpkin Spice, and Chocolate Chip. Visit her website to preorder.

Chaotic Good Tempeh returns to the market this week with a full line of tempeh and sauces to match.

Craft Bakehouse returns this week with a classic double-crust peach pie, Hanover tomato pie, and a tomato pie with bacon. They will also have a savory ratatouille tart and peach and blackberry cobbler. As usual, you’ll find a cookie variety box and July’s cake of the month, chocolate peanut butter cake. Pre-order so you don't miss out. (Large quiche, large very-berry pie, and snickerdoodle cookies will only be available through pre-order this week.) 

Creighton Farm will be at the market this week with fresh produce and lavender products.

Crumptown Farm will have tomatoes, sungold cherry tomatoes, basil, cabbage, carrots, salad mix, beets, flower bouquets, onions, kale, and CBD products.

Curds and Whey RVA will be at the market. View their product list here. Text John at 804.347.0282 to order. If you are unable to come to the market, he will deliver to your doorstep; delivery is free on orders over $40. 

Dogtown Lounge makes raw food and snacks for dogs and cats. This week's menu includes pork liver, beef hearts, dried pig ears, frozen pork bones, and crunchy lamb cookies. Please send special requests by Friday morning to mugsy@dogtownlounge.com. Follow Dogtown Lounge on Instagram for updates from market.

Edwards Seafood will have full coolers at the market this week. Call or text Hunter at 757.710.8216 to reserve your favorites.

F.J. Medina and Sons will have a wide variety of summer produce at the market. If you’d like to pre-order, write to Fjmedinafarm@gmail.com or call 804.410.7009.

G. Flores Produce returns to the market with a wide variety of produce and plants this week.

Geescakes will be at the market this weekend and will have a variety of miniature cheesecakes and artisan treats. The cheesecake flavors include: Almond, Banana Pudding, Classic Vanilla, Cookies and Cream, Deep Chocolate, Key Lime, Red Velvet and Strawberry. Geescakes will also have cake pops, artisan lollipops, and chocolate covered pretzels. Please pre-order to ensure you get your first choice of cheesecake flavors and treats. Simply follow this link to pre-order. Please place your farmers market orders by 11 p.m. on Friday.
Note: Geescakes will be away from the market on the following Saturdays: July 31, August 14, August 21 and August 28. Be sure to pre-purchase and stock up on your cheesecakes before then. They will be at the market on July 24 and August 7 and return full-time on September 4. 

Great Harvest Bakery will have a variety of breads and sweet treats. Shop in person, or order online or call the bakery at 804.893.4353. 

Haashrooms will be at the market this week with a wide variety of cultivated and foraged mushrooms.

Hannah’s Handcrafted will be at the market this week with elderberry products for home and body.

It’s too hot to cook, let Leek & Thistle do that for you! They will have lots of summer soups made with beautiful local produce, including Watermelon Gazpacho, made with FJ Medina melons, as well as their Classic Tomato Gazpacho. Pair a soup with one of their appetizers like hot Corn Dip or Roasted Carrot & White Bean Dip and some local salad greens and you can’t go wrong. Also returning are Summer Veggie Chili, Chicken Tagine, and Cuban Pork and Roasted Vegetable Lasagna. Please place pre-orders by Thursday at 6 p.m. Follow this link to shop.

Liberty Tree Farm’s pre-ordering webpage is now live for this week, and they're offering many items including lettuce mix, garlic scapes, sugar snap peas, fava beans, and fava greens. Place your pre-order anytime between now and Wednesday online here.

Lovely To Look At Jewelry invites you to bring your own jewelry to chat about repair, redesign and/or renovation. Necklaces without clasps are among the quickest and easiest to wear and a selection is available.  Fruits of the Earth and sea are on display as necklaces, bracelets and earrings; jewelry leaves gift wrapped. Punctuate your summer reading with a decorated bookmark. 

Meat Wagon BBQ will have all the usual goodies: pork bbq, chicken bbq, baby back ribs, brisket, mac and cheese, crabby mac and cheese, jalapeno creamed corn, baked beans, coleslaw, sauce, crab muffins, pecan tarts, chocolate tarts, and mini coconut pies.

The Mayor will be away for a while, returning to the market on August 14.

My Empanada is on the search for a new addition to our company! People skills and great customer service is necessary, along with reliable means of transportation. If you or someone you know is interested in working farmers markets throughout the week, send an email to order.myempanada@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

From Owl Spoon Water Kefir: water kefir is a bubbly probiotic drink people have enjoyed for hundreds of years all over the world. It's packed full of living probiotic cultures, enzymes, and electrolytes. Water kefir has a mild, lightly sweet flavor which we brew with fruit or tea infusions. We offer an assortment of organic probiotic flavors. We have year round flavors such as ginger, tangerine mango, and hibiscus tea but will also have seasonal offerings as well. Bottles can be preordered from our website for $12 for a 32 ounce bottle. Sustainability is a top priority to us, so we offer a $1 discount for every bottle that is rinsed and returned to us. We'll wash and sanitize it and put it back into rotation. Be sure to select the St. Stephens location when ordering from our website. Order by 6 p.m. Friday.

Prospect Hill Flower Farm will have its sunshine and deluxe bouquets and straight bunches of summer flowers. You can order online, prospecthillfarm.net/shop.

Ken at Shady Nook Alpacas will have his full line of warm and soft alpaca wool products.

Sharp Again will be at the market to sharpen your knives and garden tools.

ShireFolk Farm will be at the market this week with a variety of meats, eggs, and produce.

Snyder Family Farm has pork back in stock and will also have beef steaks, ground, roast, sausages, bones, etc. And of course, please don't forget eggs! The easiest way is to order and pay online here.

SoulSmith Kombucha is the only manufacturer of red ginseng kombucha in Richmond. They also make traditional Korean fermented food with kombucha such as kimchi, kimchi sauce, pickled pink ginger and pickled yellow ginger. Kombucha is known as "The Elixir of Life." Kombucha drinks have offered great health benefits beyond the physical level for thousands of years. SoulSmith makes deliciously refreshing and reenergizing Kombucha drinks with many great flavors. Please check out our website at soulsmithkombucha.com. If you would like to preorder, please call or text at 804.405.6501.

SouperChef G’s friend Kate will be here with the following soups and quiche this week:

- Shrimp Gazpacho (gluten-free): Loaded with wild caught gulf shrimp, farm fresh tomatoes, English cucumbers, sweet and hot peppers, homemade shrimp stock, and a whole lot of goodness. $11/pint or $20/quart

- Mushroom and Brie: A great soup or a great sauce, full of crimini, oyster, shiitake and button mushrooms combined with triple cream brie. $9/pint or $16/quart

- Ham and Aged Swiss Quiche: farm fresh eggs, hickory smoked ham and aged Swiss come together in a flakey crust to make for an anytime slice of greatness. $5/slice or $25 for a whole quiche

Sweetgum Botanicals will have fresh flower arrangements as well as flower garlands, dried everlasting wreaths, dried lavender bunches, herbal teas and body products, gift sets, and other botanical sundries. 

Swift Creek Berry Farm returns to the market for the first time since 2019 with fresh blueberries and honey.

"Unkol" Chuck's Brunswick Stew will be at the market this week with his chicken-breast-meat-only Brunswick Stew, made in Brunswick County, VA. To pre-order, send a text or leave a message at 434.532.6658 or e-mail unkolchuckags@gmail.com.

Wandering Cow Farm is taking preorders. Visit their website, order by email here, or text or call 804.564.7080.

Product list:
5 bars of soap for $20
1 bar for $4.50
2 for $9.00
3 for $13.50
3 soap ends assorted $5.00
Felted soap $5.00 each
Hand sanitizer $5.00/ 4 oz
Liquid pumice hand wash 16 oz -$14.00
Laundry detergent $10.00
Small lotion $4.00
Medium lotion $6.00
Large lotion $12.00 

Be sure you've read the guidelines for this Saturday's market here.

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