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.
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?
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 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?
Is there childcare?
Yes! We are working hard to keep your children safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including masking, meeting outside when the weather allows, and washing hands regularly.
When we’re meeting in person 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.
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