New Here?

St. Paul’s Church is called to witness to the love of God extended to this congregation and the world. That love is without limit, full of mercy and grace, rich in forgiveness, and, of its nature, includes everything that lives.

There can be nothing outside that love and nothing the love cannot overcome. Our witness, therefore, is radically inclusive, as God is inclusive; radically merciful, as God is merciful; and radically generous, as God is generous. It is the good news.

Located at Capitol Square in downtown Richmond, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is an urban fellowship for all people with an active congregation that is enriched by our history and focused on our mission of proclaiming Christ in the heart of the city.

Our clarity that it is important to leave stereotypes at the door, our openness to God and to God’s love, our acceptance of those with lifestyles, values, or personalities different from our own, are all gifts of the Spirit and come from God. We share resources of faith, hope, and discernment and recognize enormous potential in our location, our facilities and the blessing of people from every generation and lifestyle.

In addition to being a source of strength and a place for Sunday worship for people throughout the community, we are a Monday through Friday resource for those who live, work and play in the neighborhood. Consider St. Paul’s your spiritual home for all that you do downtown.


If you are NEW, please take your time to learn more about the community and our rhythms. 

Here are a few things you could do to take a deeper dive: 

  • Fill out a welcome card—located in every pew, on the welcome table in the Parish House, and online here
  • Sign up for E-Grace Notes—our weekly e-newsletter by contacting Carter Johann.
  • Join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 10 AM or our Family Worship Service on Second Sundays (Sept.-May) at 4 PM.
  • Visit the welcome table– located on the first floor of the Parish House 
  • Request a nametag—sign-up sheet in the Parish House or email Carter Johann.
  • Look through the Ministry Directory to discover ways to engage with the community throughout the year–located on the welcome table and our website