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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!

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 (summer schedule begins May 27)

  • 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


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. Michael Sweeney, the director of family ministries, sends a regular email newsletter to parents for which you may sign up.


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


Sunday Schedule

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

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


6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA 23226

Market vendors

For vendors

For the 2018-19 indoor market season (November 24, 2018-March 31, 2019)

The application is available here. Vendors who participate year-round need not pay an additional application fee for the indoor market if they submit their application by October 15, 2018.

Please read our rules and regulations before applying. 

Non-Profit organizations
The market sets aside spaces for non-profit organizations each week. Follow the links below for the application you prefer.
Non-profit application to be completed by hand
Non-profit application to be completed on your computer, printed and emailed
Non-profit addendum (be sure to download and read) 

For patrons

This is a list of the vendors who take part in the Farmers Market @ St. Stephen's, some on a weekly basis, some less frequently. The best way to know if a vendor will be at the market on a particular Saturday is to subscribe to our market email.

The vendors with an asterisk (*) participate in our indoor market (late November through March).

Fresh produce/plants/flowers
Broadfork Farm*, Certified Naturally Grown
Bundy Heirloom Farm
Byrd Farm Enterprises*, USDA Certified Organic
Casselmonte Farm
Crazy Farm
Creighton Farm
Crumptown Farm*
Eli Talbert Mushrooms*
F. J. Medina & Sons Produce
G. Flores Produce
Liberty Tree Farm
Plant More Natives
Pleasant Fields Farm
Prospect Hill Farm
Sweet Gum Botanicals
Swift Creek Berry Farm

Eggs, Meat, Dairy, Seafood, and Poultry
Black Boar Farm*
Byrd Farm Enterprises*
Deer Run Farm of Amelia*
Edwards Seafood
Faith Farm*
Harlow Ridge Farm*
ShireFolk Farm

Health & Beauty Products
Ravens Feather Farm
Simply Vettore
Sweet Gum Botanicals
Wandering Cow Farm* 

Baked Goods
22 Oaks
Broadfork Farm*
Great Harvest Bread*
Red Cap, Ltd.*

Jams, Jellies & Condiments
Black Boar Farm
Byrd Farm*
Crumptown Farm*
Liberty Tree Farm
Wild Earth Farm*

Prepared Foods
Birdie's Pimento Cheese*
The Café @ St. Stephen’s
C'est Bon
Curds and Whey RVA*
Fruitfinity Granola
My Empanada
Pastry Base
Pulp Fiction LLC
Red Cap Ltd.*
Salsas Don Sebastian
SouperChef Adam G
Truly Scrumptious
Unkol Chuck's Brunswick Stew*
Virginia Girls Choir Limeades

Sharp Again Sharpening Service*

Pet Products
Dogtown Lounge

22 Oaks Garden*
Beading Creations
ClarissaB Design Company
Do Bead Dooby Doo
DK Designs*
Inside Out by Irina
K2R Knitting*
Lovely to Look At*
Much and Stuff
Prime Cut Crafts
Shady Nook Alpaca Farm
Tuckahoe Plantation Handcrafts & More
Wandering Cow Farm*

Not all vendors will be at the market every week. Read our weekly newsletter (sign up here) and visit our Facebook page to get the latest information about the vendors who will be present each week.


Garner Stewart, Market Manager // email