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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

Vendors who will be at the June 6 market

22 Oaks Garden (Jim and Daphne) will be taking preorders for herbs, greens, cookies, and cloth face masks. Please send an email to 22OaksGarden@gmail.com and they will send you their product list for this week. 

Agriberry Farm has a new website for orders at www.agriberrystore.com. They have strawberries, asparagus, jams, jellies, and more. Many people ask about the sugar content of their jams and applesauce. They do offer two items with no sugar: raspberry blush applesauce and spiced pear jam. All of their jams are made with very little sugar so it doesn’t compete with the natural sweetness of the fruit.

Artann's will have hummus and pita bread. Preorders are encouraged. Go to their website for hummus flavors, and call or text 703.606.3946 to order. Please prepay if possible. 

Black Boar Farm has a full line of Ossabaw sausage, pork chops, bacon, ribs, Boston butts, shoulder roasts, eggs, honey, jams with honey, honey comb, whipped honey, honey candy, and and 100% cotton face masks. Go to Black Boar Farm's website www.blackboarfarm.com to view their updated order form and place your order in advance. You can also contact them at blkboar@yahoo.com. 

Broadfork Farm will take orders for Farmers' Choice Bags of vegetables and breads starting Wednesday evening via their online ordering page here: http://www.broadforkfarmpreordersite.com/  Items remaining after preorders will be available for walk up purchase on Saturday, but preordering is preferred. This week's Farmers' Choice Bags will most likely include salad mix, curly kale, a pair of mini lettuce heads, summer squash, onions, and carrots. 

Bundy Heirlooms is back! They will have the following available: yellow squash, zucchini, green beans, fun varieties of radishes, pickles, jams, and more. Check out their Facebook page on Friday afternoon for more details and information on preorders.

Byrd Farm will have salad greens, Hakurei turnips, Swiss chard, kale, and the last of our organic strawberries. From the farmer's wife: ginger-infused honey, chevre cheese (dill & garlic, black peppercorn, strawberry), and strawberry shrubs! In the chicken department, they will have chicken broth packs, chicken feet, and eggs. They love preorders so please place your order by midnight tonight for Saturday pick up on their website Byrd Farm & Rural Virginia Market

Cakes by Jen will have plenty of their classic cinnamon cakes and a limited supply of pecan-crusted butter rum cakes. Feel free to preorder cakes at www.cakebyjen.com or email us at Cakesbyjen4@gmail.com!

Visit Creighton Farm’s website at www.CreightonFarmRVA.com for market presale, ordering for deliveries, and more.

Crumptown Farm will bring salad mix, kale, snow peas, beets, garlic, bok choy, chard, and more. They will be present for onsite sales only.   

View the updated 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. 

This week's Dogtown Lounge snack menu includes 6-foot bags of Dried Duck or Chicken Feet, a Turkey Foot, frozen raw Pork Bones, Dried Pig Ears, and Pork Liver. For raw feeders, info about Charley Chow and Spike's Chicken Salad is here: https://www.dogtownlounge.com/p/our-menu.html Please send your requests to mugsy@dogtownlounge.com by Friday night. 

Deer Run Farm will be at the market this week. 

FJ Medina and Sons Farm will have the items below available at the market. To order, email fjmedinafarm@gmail.com or call 804.450.0462 or 804.410.7009. Please order by noon on Friday, June 5

Produce:

-Beets (Golden or red) $3.00 per bunch
-Bok choy $3.00 per bunch
-Broccoli (green)  $3.00 quart
-Cabbage (green,purple, savoy) $3.00 per head
-Carrots (baby carrots) $3.00 per bunch
-Cauliflower (white, purple, yellow, green) $4.00 per head
-Celery (baby celery)$3.00 per bunch
-Chard (rainbow) $3.00 per bunch
-Chives $2.00 per bunch
-Cilantro $2.00 per bunch
-Collard greens $3.00 per bunch
-Daikon radish (daikon ,mini mak) $3.00 per bunch
-Dill $2.00 per bunch
-English peas $4.00 pint
-Flat-leaf parsley $2.00 per bunch
-Curly parsley $2.00 per bunch
-Fennel $3.00 per bunch
-Garlic (hardneck) $1.50 per bulb
-Kale (curly, Tuscan, red) $3.00 per bunch
-Kohlrabi (green, purple) $3.00 per bunch
-Lettuce mix  $3.00 per bag
-Lettuce (green leaf, red leaf, romaine) $3.00 per head
-New potatoes (red,white) $4.00 pint
-Sugar snap peas (green, purple, yellow) $4.00 pint
-Spring onion $3.00 per bunch
-Strawberry $6.00 quart
-Squash (baby yellow squash ,  baby green zucchini) $4.00 pint
-Turnip $3.00 per bunch

Herbs 4 inch pot $3.50:
Catnip
Chives
Lemon balm
Lemon verbena
Rhubarb
Sage
Purple sage
Red veined sorrel
Thyme
Creeping thyme 

G. Flores Produce returns to the market this week and will have pre-packaged bundles of produce available.

Great Harvest Bread will be bringing back POPEYE this weekend!  Start your summer off right with this spinach, parmesan and roasted red pepper filled cheese bread. The bakery has also started baking up Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip loaves. Be sure to preorder online through their website at www.rvabread.com and list in the notes section at checkout that you want to pick up at the Farmers Market @ St. Stephen’s. For any other custom orders, call the bakery at 804.893.4353. 

Liberty Tree Farm wishes to thank those who have preordered items from their online store. The online platform is open from Monday evenings to Wednesday at midnight to accept your preorders for pickup at St. Stephens on Saturdays. Check it out here: commonwealth-market-growers.square.site. To receive our Monday email updates, including a notification that the online platform has gone live, please email us at libertytreefarm@gmail.com. In addition to preorders, they will continue to have some Farmer's Grab Bags at the market when supply allows. Thanks again -- your support has been amazing! 

The Mayor's online presale page can be found on his website, www.themayormeats.com. Kyle will have more "Red Eye Sausage" as well as a new Thai Curry sausage! 

Meat Wagon BBQ will be back with all their take home goodies. You can preorder by email or by text or phone at 804-334-5035. Please indicate which market you are picking up from. 

Pork BBQ  $9 pound, $5 half pound
Chicken BBQ $9 pound
Baby Back Ribs  $20 rack
Mac and Cheese $6
Crabby Mac $8
Jalapeño Cream Corn $8
Slaw $5 pint
Sauce $5

My Empanada is taking preorders at myempanada.net or call 804.203.3473 until midnight Friday. We have a variety of savory empanadas and sweet empanadas, frozen or ready to eat. Check out our website for new items! Thank you for supporting us.  

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 32oz 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 sunflower and deluxe bouquets, the last of their cut flower dahlia plants, and more. Preordering is encouraged on their website. www.prospecthillfarm.net

Robin Raver (KR2Knitting) is selling two-layer sewn cotton masks for $7 each. To preorder, email her at robin.raver@yahoo.com. Please indicate the quantity desired, adult or child (age of child is helpful), and elastic (around ears) or tied in your email. 

ShireFolk Farm is now taking preorders through their online farm store. You can check inventory, place orders, and pay all in one place! https://app.barn2door.com/e/97KZ9/all.

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, operating right here in Richmond, VA, will return to the market this week. You can learn more about their stamina- and immune-boosting ginseng kombucha here and then preorder on Facebook or by calling 804.405.6501. 

This week, SouperChefG will be back with his delicious Fisherman’s Stew (gluten-free), loaded with wild caught gulf shrimp, fresh crab meat, Chesapeake Bay scallops, clams, and Prince Edward Island Mussels. He’ll also have the always popular Mushroom and Brie Soup, which also makes a great sauce for chicken, steak and pasta. For his vegan friends, Adam will have Chilled Avocado Bisque (gluten-free), seasoned like guacamole. To order, email Adam at chefadamg@gmail.com or call 804.437.2464. 

Truly Scrumptious will have Coronation Chicken Salad and Normandy Chicken Salad this Saturday. Pimento Cheese ran out early last week, so click here to order. They will also have black bean & brown rice burgers, quinoa and vegetable burritos, Coq au Vin and asparagus Mushroom Lasagna and much more.

Unkol Chuck's 100% chicken breast meat Brunswick Stew, cooked in a 100 year old, 55 gallon cauldron in Brunswick County, Virginia will be at the market this Saturday. Reserve your order by calling or send a text message to 434.532.6658 or emailing unkolchuckags@gmail.com to place your order as he frequently sells out. 

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/ 4oz
Liquid pumice hand wash 16oz -$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.

If you'd like to make purchases from our usual craft vendors while they are away from the market, click here

 

 

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