Service Times

Sunday Mornings at 10:00 am EDT

Recently, as restrictions were lifted, we were able to resume our indoor worship services. We cherish the sacred presence and prayer-soaked walls of our sweet little church. For the first time in over a year, we were able to walk through those doors, gather inside our walls, lift our voices together in song, and kneel on our newly restored floors. We hope you will join us on Sunday mornings wherever you may be in your own spiritual journey. Emmanuel welcomes you.

We understand that some may not be comfortable with in-person worship yet, and we also offer our worship services online.

Missed a service? No problem. You can watch online at any time. Recent worship services are linked here on our site, or check out Emmanuel’s Vimeo page for worship and other church updates.

Want to learn more and explore your spiritual path? Please call our Priest-in-Charge. He’d love to talk!

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What to Expect

Our worship service typically lasts about an hour. The Book of Common Prayer is a liturgical guide used in the Episcopal church. Our service encourages all to participate with responses, lessons, prayers, and hymns throughout our service. Each week, we prepare a full service bulletin, so that all may join in with meditation and prayer, even if our liturgy is new to you.

We follow the Liturgy of the Table, which includes Holy Communion, each week. Sacrament is offered as bread only during this time, following recommended safety guidelines. Dress comfortably, there is no dress code. Children are welcome and encouraged to participate fully in our liturgy. We understand children may need to move around some, this is okay!

We are conveniently located in Richmond’s Northside, near I-95, with ample parking. We hope to see you soon!

What We Believe

Emmanuel is an Episcopal Church and as such is deeply rooted in a tradition of prayer, theological exploration, joyful and affirming worship and service. Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As a church and as constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are part of something much bigger than ourselves. We are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world. We believe in love.

We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy work together in shared ministry as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.

We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.

Welcome to Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Contact Info

Phone (804) 266-2431

Office Hours

Monday- Thursday 9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – noon

Where to Find Us

1214 Wilmer Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227