The congregation of St. Paul’s warmly welcomes you. We look forward to greeting you personally and hope that this brief introduction will help you feel at ease when you visit.

If this is your first time visiting St. Paul’s, or for that matter, any Episcopal Church, you may want to check out the Episcopal Church’s Seekers Center to learn more about worship in the Episcopal Church.

Sunday mornings at St. Paul’s include:

8:00 AM:

  • Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 – This service features more traditional language in a contemplative and intimate setting that features a cantor and harpist.

10:00 AM:

  • Formation classes for children
  • Holy Eucharist  The 10:00 a.m. Eucharist attracts a widely varied congregation of all ages including a strong contingent of young families. Music is led by the St. Paul’s Choir with participation from our Choristers (second grade and younger), and the St. Paul’s handbell choir.
 
Wednesdays:

5:30 PM:

  • Evening Prayer & Holy Eucharist – This service, lasting only about 30 minutes, is filled with times of silence and meditation. Susan Carol, St. Paul’s Celtic harpist, provides quiet music prior to the service as well as during the Communion. Join us for the stillness as we end the day.

The seating at St. Paul’s is not reserved and there is always room for visitors. An usher will give you a printed order of service where you will find the scripture readings of the day, along with additional service music and psalms. St. Paul’s parishioners are always happy to help, so do ask a question if you have one.

You will notice that the clergy and lay people serving at the altar wear special garments to signify their different ministries. The congregation’s dress is quite diverse with people dressed in everything from blue jeans to business suits.

We offer this brief description of what you may expect on your first visit to St. Paul’s.

Getting to St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 605 Clay Street, between 6th and 7th Streets, in downtown Lynchburg.

Parking for St. Paul’s Events

Parking is free behind the church in a parking lot adjacent to the church’s north entrance, and in the large lot at 6th and Madison. 

Entering our Buildings

Our offices are located in the Parish House, located on St. Paul’s campus. The Parish Office is open from 9am to 2pm Monday through Thursday, and by appointment. If necessary, call 434-845-7301 for an appointment.

There are several entrances into the Church and Education building. The main doors are the easiest way to enter the church. A ramp is available for those who might need it. The “Red Door,” in the small portico facing the Columbarium (on the right side of the church building) is used to access the Children’s education area and the Gilchrist Room.

The Undercroft, our fellowship hall, is located directly beneath the Church. It can be accessed via stairs in the Narthex (entrance to the Church), an elevator and a few stairs just inside the “Red Door,” or by doors on 7th Street (no stairs).