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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 May 15 market (8 a.m. - noon) 

Remember to read the guidelines for shopping at the market here. Masks are required of all customers, vendors, volunteers and staff. No exceptions. Those who are unable to wear a mask for any reason may stand outside the market area while a family member or a member of our staff picks up your items for you.

22 Oaks Garden will be at the market with a full assortment of herbs, arugula, kale, spinach, and Chef Jim’s salad. They will also have cookies, hand-sewn goods, and masks. If you send your order to 22oaksgarden@gmail.com by 6 a.m. Friday, Jim will pick it for you. 

Agriberry will be at the market with strawberry clamshells and asparagus! They will also have their great jams, made with 1/3 less sugar than store-bought jams. They pick all fruits during their peak so that they can use less sugar in the jam. 

Artann's will have nine flavors of hummus available, as well as pita bread, Tabbouleh and Olive Tapenade. Preordering is suggested and can be done online at artanns.com.

Black Boar Farm will have a full line of Berkshire and Ossabaw sausage, pork chops, bacon, ribs, Boston butts, and shoulder roasts. They will have eggs, raw wildflower honey, comb honey, whipped honey, jams with honey, and honey candy. New items include baby quilts, hand-painted, 100 percent cotton t shirts, folk art fabric greeting cards, and dehydrated pet treats (pork, liver and chicken breast). They also have two, three and four layer 100 percent cotton face masks with nose strips for a snugger fit. Go to Black Boar Farm's website to view their preorder form and place your advance order. You can also contact them at blkboar@yahoo.com.

This week Broadfork Farm's salad mix is back in true abundance! Also in stock: radishes, spring onions, turnips, carrots, kale, head lettuce, spinach, arugula, cilantro, spring flower bouquets, breads as usual, and plenty of tomato, cucumber, pepper, squash, and herb plants for your garden.

Fresh this week, Bundy Heirloom Farm will have asparagus and some strawberries, while supplies last. They’ve been busy pickling and jamming, and will also have strawberry jam and pickled asparagus (spicy and dill) available.

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 will have delicious sauces and tempeh. Check out their updated website for pictures, recipes, and more: https://www.chaoticgoodtempeh.com/.

This week Craft Bakehouse will feature some special items for Mother's Day! They will have Strawberry Cream Pie (graham cracker crust, cream cheese filling, fresh strawberry topping), Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Strawberry Trifle (Vanilla cake, with layers of lightened custard and fresh strawberry topping), Naked Chocolate Cake (3 layers of chocolate cake with 2 layers of chocolate mousse filling, topped with chocolate ganache), Glazed Citrus Bundt Cake, Grain-free Almond cake with Strawberries, Breakfast Box (8 piece box with smaller versions of our scones, muffins, cheddar biscuits, and crumb cake), May Cookie Box and DYO Cookie Kits. For some savory options, they will have veggie quiche (asparagus, mushrooms, kale, feta), Ham quiche (mushrooms, and gruyere) and Smoked Salmon quiche (Bombolini smoked salmon, asparagus, and chevre). Their Pre-order form for the regular market offerings and Mother's Day specials closes on Wednesday evening. 

Creighton Farm will be at the market this weekend. 

Crumptown Farm will bring salad mix, kale, chard, Asian greens, arugula, CBD hemp balm, and tomato plants.

View the product list for Curds and Whey RVA 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. 

Dawn (DK Designs) has been a vendor at the market for more than a decade and loves being a part of the farmers market. Check out her booth as she has so many options for Mother’s Day. She also has brand new VCU, RVA and VA stickers with her unique pen and ink designs. For more info about her creations visit her website: www.wandandwear.etsy.com  

Dogtown Lounge makes raw food and snacks for dogs and cats. This week's menu includes Dried Pig Ears, Frozen Pork Bones, Pork Liver, Gizzards, and handmade 3D origami style 3-layer masks. Please send special requests by Friday morning to mugsy@dogtownlounge.com. Follow https://www.instagram.com/dogtownlounge/ for updates from the market.

F.J. Medina and Sons will have the plant starts below available for preorder. Please place your order by Noon on Thursday: Fjmedinafarm@gmail.com or 804.410.7009

4-inch pots $4.00 each: Catnip, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Rue, Oregano, Creeping Thyme, Lovage, Marjoram, Lemon Balm, Cutting Celery, Chives, Red-Veined Sorrel, Common Mint, Curly Parsley, Summer Savory, Dill, Spinach, Curly Kale, Tuscan Kale, Rainbow Chard

4-packs: Lettuce (green, red) $3.50; Green onion $3.50; Beet $3.50

Husky red patio tomato (12inch) $25
Husky red patio tomato (8 inch) $10
Husky red patio tomato(6 inch) $8
Tumbling tom cherry tomato (12-inch) $18

Geescakes will be away from the market this week and will return in May 22. Please go to Geescakes.com to see the upcoming flavors for May 22.

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

Goats R Us will be at the market this week.

Great Harvest has s’mores scones for the summer. These sweet treats sell out quickly, so order online at www.RVABread.com or call the bakery at 804.893.4353.  

Haashrooms will be at the market this weekend. 

Happy Trees Agricultural Supply will be at the market this Saturday with a variety of local hemp and CBD products. 

Island Farms will be will be at the market this week with salad mix lettuce, Swiss chard, bok choy, and microgreens.

Jackie Wayne Beef Co. will have hot bone broth, frozen chili, and Sloppy Jack, as well as ground beef available for pre-order via their website (www.jackiewaynebeef.com) all made locally from grass-fed, Virginia-raised beef cattle.

KR2 Fiber Works (Robin Raver) has been busy sewing, so be sure to stop by and see what's new on the table -- bib and burp cloth sets, tieless aprons and handbags. As always, she will have plenty of masks. Email robin.raver@yahoo.com for preorders or special requests. 

Liberty Tree Farm is back to loading fresh veggies onto the pre-ordering webpage! You'll notice a wide selection of salad as well as several fresh herb combinations. Place your pre-order anytime between now and Wednesday: https://liberty-tree-farm-llc.square.site/. Volunteer and employment opportunities at Liberty Tree are still available:

Lovely To Look At Jewelry introduces a “bargain tree” just in time for Mother’s Day. Items on the tree are deeply discounted. Bring your own jewelry to chat about repair, redesign and/or renovation. Also available are hand-knotted necklaces of fresh water pearls or semi-precious gemstones with clasps that are easy to use. The earring carousel features a variety of new arrivals in vermeil as well as sterling silver. All earrings leave in little gold lame pouches.

The Mayor will have his ever so delicious and popular Broccoli Raab and Swiss sausage back in stock as well as the amazing Red Eye Sausage.  Don't forget to also come get a delicious breakfast sandwich.  Flavor is TBD, but might be a special red eye sausage breakfast sandwich.  Spicy sausage flavors will be coming soon! 

Meat Wagon BBQ will be back with pork BBQ, baby back ribs, brisket, mac and cheese, crabby mac, jalapeño creamed corn, pecan tarts, and chocolate tarts.

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!

One Hive Farm will return to the market this week.

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 Farm weekly flower subscription starts this Saturday! Members be sure to pick up your bouquet. They'll have plenty of peony bunches, spring bouquets and dahlia tuber gift bags too. Preorder on their webpage prospecthillfarm.net or by email prospecthillfarmllc@gmail.com

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 you knives and gardening tools.

ShireFolk Farm will be back at the market this week.

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 www.snyderfamilyfarmva.com

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.  

SouperChefG is back this week with the following selections. Email Adam at chefadamg@gmail.com to order:

Rajin' Cajun Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo. This mighty fine gumbo is loaded with wild caught gulf shrimp, zesty andouille sausage, Vidalia onion, roasted sweet and hot peppers, okra, rice, and homemade shrimp stock. $11/pint, $20/quart

White Bean, Italian Sausage, and Kale Soup (gluten-free)- This hearty, healthy soup is made with Vidalia onion, carrots, celery, Roma tomatoes, and homemade chicken stock. $10/pint, $18/quart

Local Chilled Cucumber, Basil and Mint Soup (gluten-free). This cold and refreshing soup is back for the first time this season. The main ingredients are blended with whole milk yogurt, Vidalia onion, and fresh garlic with homemade vegetable stock. $8/pint, $15/quart

State Fair Quiche- farm fresh eggs, sweet Italian sausage, provolone and mozzarella cheeses, roasted red peppers, and caramelized Vidalia onion blend together perfectly in a flakey crust. $5/slice, $25/whole quiche

Sweetgum Botanicals will be there with limited quantities of fresh flower arrangements as well as dried everlasting bouquets, dried lavender bunches, herbal teas and body products, gift sets and other botanical sundries. All make great Mother's Day gifts!

Truly Scrumptious has a new name: Leek & Thistle! They will be in the same place, under the same bright green tent, and with the same delicious offerings. This week they will be restocked with Ramp Butter and Asparagus Pistachio Pesto as well as Lasagnas, Chicken Tinga, and Italian Chicken with Bacon, White Beans and Tomatoes. Online ordering remains via the Truly Scrumptious Website here https://trulyscrumptious.luluslocalfood.com/. Please take a look at their website here https://www.leekthistle.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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