We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, and we respect and honor with gratitude the land itself, the legacy of the ancestors, and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

The June, 2023 solstice

The June solstice occurs on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 10:58 A.M. EDT.

  • We will have compline at June 21, 7pm : Zoom Meeting ID: 816 7390 5299 Passcode: 945108
  • This solstice marks the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring when Earth arrives at the point in its orbit where the North Pole is at its maximum tilt (about 23.5 degrees) toward the Sun, resulting in the longest day and shortest night of the calendar year. (By longest “day,” we mean the longest period of sunlight hours.) On the day of the June solstice, the Northern Hemisphere receives sunlight at the most direct angle of the year.

    In Fredericksburg we will have 14h 50 minutes of daylight from 5:47am to 8:37pm

    An advertisement in 2020 for a compline around the solstice.