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Welcome!

We know what it’s like to be the new person in a new place. It’s normal to feel like you don’t belong. In fact, many of the people you’ll meet in an Episcopal church are new to the Episcopal church themselves. We want you know that you’re welcome here.

We’d love to get to know you better and find out how we can help you. Would you take just a minute and answer a few questions for us here?

Take a look through the info below, and if there are any questions we haven’t answered, give us a call: 757-389-7237.

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Directions & Parking

We’re located in the heart of Ghent, overlooking the Hague. Get directions.

When you arrive, there is usually ample street parking around the church.

Wil I find the liturgy confusing?

Well that depends. If you’ve been a part of a Catholic or Anglican tradition in the past, you may find the liturgy quite familiar. If you’re coming from a more evangelical background such as Baptist or Presbyterian, you may find some rich, new liturgical experiences here.

We use the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) as our liturgical guide. You can read more about the BCP here.

You’ll receive a printed liturgy when you arrive (download a PDF here to see what it’s like). If you need any help navigating the service, anyone sitting near you will be happy to help guide you.

What are the service times?

We celebrate Holy Eucharist (Rite II) Sundays at 8:00 a.m. This is an intimate, traditional service in the chapel.

We celebrate Holy Eucharist (Rite II) Sundays at 10:15 a.m. This is a beautiful service in more contemporary language with sermon and full choir. Children’s chapel and childcare are available for this service.

How should I dress?
Please wear whatever you’re comfortable in. Some people wear suits, and some people wear shorts. Wear what you’d normally wear out somewhere, and you won’t feel out of place.
Is there childcare?

Yes! We love your children and work hard to ensure you and they feel valued and safe.

We have a nursery for children ages 4 and under and Children’s Chapel for older children. Until our building renovation is ready for us, childcare is held next door at Ghent United Methodist Church. You can drop off your child with us there, and we will walk them over before communion to join you in the service.

View our weekly announcements to keep up with latest updates

Additionally, all of our childcare staff are Safe Church certified.

Have specific questions about childcare? Contact the Church Office.

What is the music like?

With 76 ranks and over 4,200 pipes, the pipe organ at Christ and St. Luke’s is one of the largest in the Hampton Roads region now that restoration is complete. We value our heritage of rich hymnody. We also have a stellar choir that has performed at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. as well as several locations throughout England. Read More

Will I be singled out as a visitor?
Absolutely not! We hope you’ll feel loved and welcomed when you visit with us. But we understand that many people come here looking for quiet healing and need to remain invisible at first. We work hard to respect your desires and meet you where you are.
I have more questions.

We’d love to hear from you. View some frequently asked questions here or find the rest of our contact info here.

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