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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 March 6 market (9 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.

Agriberry Farm will have frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, and a few 4 ½ -pound buckets of frozen raspberries. All are available by preorder only on their website: www.agriberrystore.com.  

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. They also have 100 percent cotton face masks with nose strips for a snugger fit. The nose strips help to reduce eyeglass fogging. Two, three, and four layer masks will be available with adjustable ear loops or head ties. 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.

Broadfork Farm will be at market with warm breads and any vegetables this week’s harvest allows (carrots and microgreens until they sell out!). They'll also have whole wheat and whole rye flours they have milled. Keep your fingers crossed that this sunny weather stays so plants can recover from the rough February weather!

Starting this Saturday you can sign up for Bundy Heirloom Farm’s unique CSA. They are fourth generation farmers bringing you heirloom produce that focuses on flavor above all else. On top of that, they transform these outstanding ingredients into countless creative culinary delights drawing from over ten years of professional culinary experience. There are customizable options available to fit your exact needs. For more information stop by their booth on Saturday or 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 will have delicious sauces and tempeh. Check out their updated website for pictures, recipes, and more: https://www.chaoticgoodtempeh.com/.

Craft Bakehouse will have several specials for the month of March only. Try the maple pecan pie. It is made with 100 percent pure maple syrup from West Virginia, and will be available in 5 inch and 9 inch sizes. They are introducing a six-inch, 3 layer Bailey’s cake made with Bailey’s buttercream and chocolate ganache. Reserve a slice or a whole cake. Don’t forget to check out their March Cookie Variety Box which has 20 bite-size pieces of s'mores sandwich cookies with house-made marshmallows, pistachio shortbread cookies, cinnamon roll cookies, and lemon bars. Preorder here by 1 p.m. Thursday.

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. 

Dogtown Lounge makes makes raw food and snacks for dogs and cats. This week's menu includes Dried Pig Ears, Frozen Pork Bones, Chicken Liver, Gizzards, Oatmeal Sweetbread cookies, and handmade 3D origami style 3-layer masks. 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. 

Geescakes will return to the market this weekend with a variety of miniature cheesecakes and treats. The cheesecake flavors available on Saturday include, Peanut Butter, Banana Pudding, Pineapple, Key Lime, Red Velvet, Classic Vanilla, Cookies and Cream, and Strawberry. Geescakes will also have a select number of cake pops, hot cocoa bombs, truffles and chocolate covered pretzels. Please pre-order to ensure you get your chosen cheesecake flavors and treats. Just go to geescakes.com/shop-farmers-market-page to pre-order. Please place your farmers market order(s) by 11 p.m. Friday.

Goats R Us will have a variety of delicious goat cheeses at the market this week.

Great Harvest will will have Irish Soda Bread all month long at the market! Order online at www.RVABread.com, or call the bakery at 804.893.4353. 

Haashrooms will be at the market this week with cultivated and foraged mushrooms and related products. 

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 Company will have hot bone broth for sipping available for sale, as well as frozen chili, frozen broth, and dog treats—all made from our Virginia-raised, grass-finished beef. We also have a variety of beef cuts available for preorder through our website jackiewaynebeef.com, though beef cuts will not be available for sale on the day of the market. Email sam@jackiewaynebeef.com with any questions.

KR2 Fiber Works (Robin Raver) will have plenty of masks on hand, including the new fogless style, as well as some triple layered masks. Aprons, hats cowls, fingerless gloves and other hand crafted fiber items are also available. Email robin.raver@yahoo.com for preorders or special requests.

Laura Heyward will be at the market with notecards, calendars, and new hand-painted lampshades.

From Liberty Tree Farm: “With warmer temperatures in the forecast, it looks as though we'll be able to pick and bring greens to the market this weekend! We appreciate everyone's patience and loyalty through this cold snap. We are hopeful that conditions at the farm will dry out so that we can resume our usual picking schedule and make progress in planting our spring gardens.” 

Lovely To Look At Jewelry invites you to bring your own jewelry to chat about repair, redesign and/or renovation.  Hand-knotted necklaces of fresh water pearls or semi-precious gemstones have clasps that are easy to use will be available. A variety of ever-popular “fish” style earrings will be available that include aquamarine, a birthstone for March and a cousin to emerald and morganite of the beryl family. According to the Gemological Institute of America, "It has been said that the mineral beryl gives the wearer protection against foes in battle or litigation. It makes the wearer unconquerable and amiable, and also quickens the intellect.” 

The Mayor's Red Eye sausage returns to the market this week. 

Meat Wagon BBQ will be at the market with all of the usual goodies: Pork BBQ, Chicken BBQ, Baby Back Ribs, Brisket, Mac and Cheese, Crabby Mac, Jalapeño Cream Corn, Crab Muffins, Baked Beans, Slaw, Sauce, and Pecan Tarts.

My Empanada will be at the market with both ready-to-eat and take-home empanadas and a variety of sauces. Learn more at www.myempanada.net

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. 

Perry Spires will be at the market this week (as long as it is not raining) with a variety of handmade cutting boards and similar items. 

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

ShireFolk Farm will be back again this week with turkey, lamb, chicken and eggs. Pre-order here: https://app.barn2door.com/e/97KZ9/all to make sure you get what you're looking for. Leg quarters are still on sale for 20 percent off. Roasting these chicken pieces is the perfect cure for COVID kitchen fatigue -- they're quick, easy and delicious!  

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.

SouperChef G's will be at the market with three wonderful soups: 

New England Clam Chowda: Creamy and delicious, this always-popular soup is full of sweet and tender Chesapeake Bay clams. This one goes fast, so preorder or come early. $10/pint, $18/quart

"Sweet Heat" Chili (gluten-free): After a long hiatus, Adam’s award-winning chili is back! It is made with ground chuck, sweet and hot Italian sausage, five types of roasted peppers, Roma tomatoes, homemade beef stock, molasses, and the right amount of spice. $10/pint, $18/quart

Roasted Eggplant and Garlic Soup (vegan, gluten-free): This one of Adam’s personal favorites. It is made with the two stars of the show (roasted eggplant and garlic) plus Vidalia onion and a homemade vegetable stock. $8/pint, $15/quart

Truly Scrumptious will have a few favorite dishes returning this week. Since it is March and for this month only, they will have Corned Beef Hash Patties with Caramelized Onions & Poblanos. They recommend preordering as these sell out fast. Pot Roast with Braised Fennel & Roasted Parsnips, and Smoky Mushroom Cassoulet will also be making a comeback. Shop ahead and preorder at https://trulyscrumptious.luluslocalfood.com/Shopping/Search

Unkol Chuck's Brunswick Stew is made by a Brunswick County native and cooked in a 100-year-old, 55-gallon cauldron in Brunswick County, Virginia. Reserve your order for this week in advance; the pot is already 75% spoken for. To place an order, 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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