Parish Retreat

Each year, the people of St. Paul’s embark on a parish retreat to Shrine Mont, an Episcopal retreat center tucked in the Shenandoah Valley that is home to the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Parishioners get to enjoy the natural beauty of rolling hills and mountains, and this tranquil setting provides a perfect backdrop to what the parish retreat is all about: growing in our relationships with each other and with the Creator.

2020 Parish Retreat: “Let Heaven and Nature Sing: The Psalms and Our Relationship to the Earth”

**UPDATE: As of January 21, The 2020 Shrine Mont Parish Retreat registration is on hold for the time being. We have reached the capacity for this retreat and will let you know if more space becomes available at Shrine Mont. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please contact Keli Shipley Cooper at Thank you!**

The psalmists were very in tune with the world around them. They have a lot to teach us. At the annual parish retreat, Charlie will use the ancient poetry of the Psalms to explore how to be in relationship to nature and to each other. We invite you all to join us for this weekend of fellowship and programming in the mountains of Virginia.

Registration is open NOW! Register online HERE, or download our registration form  HERE: Parish Retreat Registration 2020 (PDF) There are early bird rates through Sunday, January 19th and registration closes on Sunday, February 9th. Scholarship support is available upon request. There will be a registration table in the Gathering Area of the Parish House each Sunday morning in January. Please feel free to reach out to the Planning Committee or Keli Shipley Cooper at with any questions you may have.