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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 August 15 market

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 taking preorders for salsa, salsa verde, Asian cucumber salad, and an assortment of cookies (including their carrot cake cookie sandwiches with cream cheese filling). They will also have greens, a large assortment of herbs, and some vegetables. They have 100 percent cotton face masks for adults and children that can be personalized with embroidery. Jim and Daphne are located near the Somerset entrance; if you forget your mask you can come visit 22 Oaks Garden to select one.  

Agriberry Farm has a new website for orders at www.agriberrystore.com. They have a seasonal selection of berries and other fruits. 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 be at the market this week with several varieties of hummus. Visit their website for more information and to preorder: http://www.artanns.com/

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

Broadfork Farm will again take orders for Farmers' Choice Bags of vegetables and breads (seed loaf and herb loaf). Ordering starts 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. This week's Farmers' Choice Bags will most likely have in them lettuce, slicing tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, cucumbers, and eggplant.    

Bundy Heirloom Farm has added heirloom tomato marinara sauce and homemade pasta in addition to their normal goodies such as heirloom tomato salsa and pimento cheese for this Saturday.

Byrd Farm will have organic tomatoes (slicing and cherry), peppers (sweet or hot), eggplant, basil, and parsley. They will have pasture-raised chicken (whole birds and select cuts) and eggs. Pico de gallo returns from the kitchen! Visit their website at https://www.thebyrdfarm.com for preorder information.

Chaotic Good Tempeh is a delicious soy-free, gluten-free, whole food, plant-based protein option. It is fermented locally right here in Richmond at Hatch Kitchen. In addition to their unique Black Bean Carnitas, Adzuki Bean 5-Spice, and Plain Old Chickpea tempeh, they will be offering delicious Italian White Bean tempeh. Samples will be available at the market this weekend. Preorders and pre-payment are strongly encouraged and can be done on their website.  

Creighton Farm will be at the market this week with produce and herbs. Visit Alex’s website at http://creightonfarmrva.com for more information and preordering. 

Crumptown Farm will have cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, hemp balm, squash, onions, salad greens, eggplant, okra, cabbage, garlic, and potatoes. 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; delivery is free on orders over $40. 

DK Designs will be at the market this week with handmade jewelry, cards, and wands. 

Look for the red Dogtown Lounge tent for raw food and snacks for dogs and cats. Duck feet are out of stock -- sorry! In stock items include turkey feet, dried pig ears, dried beef kidneys, and freshly dried, homegrown catnip. Frozen, raw pork bones make a handy outdoor distraction for bored puppies. Preorders are appreciated; cash, Venmo and Paypal accepted. Please send requests by Friday morning to mugsy@dogtownlounge.com or @dogtownlounge on your favorite social media.

Edwards Seafood continues to be here each week to provide you with fresh and excellent seafood. Call Hunter at 757.710.8216 for a product list and to place an order. 

FJ Medina and Sons Farm will have the items below available at the market. Please place order by noon on Friday, August 14 by email or by phone at 804.410.7009

sweet corn .75 each
cantaloupe $4.00 each
watermelon (red or yellow)
bell pepper $1.00 each
mix eggplant $5.00 per quart
Field tomatoes $3.00 lb
heirloom tomatoes $3.00 lb
cherry tomatoes $4.50 pint
garlic (hardneck) $1.50 per bulb
new potatoes (red, white) $5.00 quart
yellow squash $5.00 per quart
green zucchini $5.00 per quart
Kirby cucumbers $3.50 per pint
slicing cucumber .75 each
sweet basil $3.00 per bunch 

Geescakes returns to the market and will highlight their blueberry cheesecake trio. Bursting with real blueberries and baked on a delicious graham cracker crust, this trio is sure to please. They will also have almond, pineapple, classic vanilla, cookies and cream, key lime, and red velvet, and orange sherbet cheesecake trios available for sale. Preorders are appreciated and highly recommended, just go to geescakes.com/shop-farmers-market-page. You can also go to geescakes.com and select the Pre-Order button for the Farmers Market from the home page.  Please place your orders by 11 p.m. on Friday. Geescakes thanks you for supporting the vendors at the market. 

G. Flores Produce will be at the market with a wide variety of produce available. 

Great Harvest Bread will have spinach and feta rolls again this weekend at the market. Be sure to call ahead to 804.893.435,  or go online to preorder any breads or sweets to ensure availability at the market.

KR2 Fiber Works (Robin Raver) will have plenty of two layer cotton adult ($7) and kid masks ($6). Pictures available on her FB page. Email at robin.raver@yahoo.com to preorder or for special requests. She also has knit baby hats, aprons and a few other handmade items available.  

Liberty Tree Farm’s online ordering site is now live and will remain open until Wednesday at midnight. They have all of your summer favorites (tomatoes, okra, eggplant, peppers) available for preorder, and they will bring a variety of items to the market this weekend too. Their featured items for this week include basil pesto made during the tropical storm, a mushroom medley of shiitake and oyster mushrooms, and shishito peppers (2 pints for the price of 1!). Thank you for your continued support. Stay safe and we will see you on Saturday.

Lovely To Look At Jewelry is offering clip-on chains to make the on-off of wearing your face mask easy.  It will also help to end mask-dangle from one ear. A variety of styles are available for adults & children. 

The Mayor will be at the market this week with a selection of creative sausages. Visit his website to preorder. 

Meat Wagon BBQ will be onsite with its new Blue Wagon for all your take home goodies: pork BBQ, baby back ribs, mac and cheese, crabby mac, jalapeño creamed corn, coleslaw, and sauce.

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

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 sunshine and deluxe bouquets available for preorder on their website, along with straight bunches of flowers like lisianthus for Saturday. Preordering is encouraged on their website.  

Ken at Shady Nook Alpacas will be at the market this week. Find alpaca socks, hats, and more.

ShireFolk Farm will be at the market this week. Visit shirefolkfarm.com to preorder. 

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 will be away from the market this week and returning next weekend.

Sweetgum Botanicals will have fresh flower arrangements, flower garlands, dried lavender bunches, and an assortment herbal teas and balms. You can email Emily at to preorder.

Truly Scrumptious will be away on from the market this week and returning next week.

Unkol Chuck’s Brunswick Stew will also be away from the market this week and returning next week.

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.

 

 

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