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.

July 4, 2019 at St. Peter’s

 July 4, 2019(full size gallery)

St. Peter’s was the scene of the Historic Port Royal July 4, 2019 observation. Many parishioners were involved. Cookie Davis, the President of Historic Port Royal opened the event. Nancy Long and Thom Guthrie helped with the music, Mike read the Declaration, Marilyn presented 2 harpists. Johnny Davis along Charles McGuire, Eunice Key, Andrea Pogue sold concessions. The videos show many of the above events. You can see part of what we saw and experienced.

1. Music – Clan McLeod Pipes and Drums, Harpists inside St. Peter’s

2. Dr. Franklin – tells us about the Second Continental Congress and events leading to July 4 as well as differing viewpoints of the Revolution. Independence leads to strength

3. Mike Newman’s reading of the Declaration of Independence.

4. Martha Washington – describes womens’ sacrifices and support for the Revolution.

5. Jamestown colonists – Two members from Historic Williamsburg described the role of clothing in daily life. The surprising role of wool!

6. Other revolutionaries – Fielding Lewis, George Mason

7. The organization of Historic Port Royal with Cookie Davis as the president.