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, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

The Parish House’s new clothes

On May 1, we received news that our Diocesan grant for painting the Parish House had been approved. The Vestry applied for a Peter J. Lee Small Church Revitalization Grant from the Diocese of Virginia. At its last meeting, the Diocesan Executive Board voted for us to receive the $5000 grant that we requested.

The letter from the Bishop included these lines:

“As the Church we are called at all times and in all places to do God’s work in the world, and PJL Grants enable us to encourage and support one another in this vocation. Congregations throughout the Diocese of Virginia celebrate the vision and spirit that has inspired your grant project, and we all look forward to hearing of your project’s results.

I send my blessings to you for the work that you do and remain,

Faithfully yours,

The Rt. Rev’d E. Mark Stevenson
Bishop of Virginia

As of July 23, 2023, the Parish House was in the process of receiving new paint. Here are works in progress. First two pictures are a before and after: