Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals

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Baptism is the sacrament through which we initiate and welcome individuals of all ages into the church as followers of Jesus Christ.

Baptism is typically offered on Sundays that prominently celebrate the resurrection of Christ as well as during the annual visit of our diocesan bishop.

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Marriage is the sacramental rite in which two persons “enter into a life-long union, make their vows before God and the Church, and receive the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows.” (BCP 861). Please review our Wedding Planning document HERE before reaching out.

E-MAIL US or call the front desk (804) 643-3589 if you have questions or would like to discuss a Holy Matrimony at St. Paul’s.


The clergy at St. Paul’s are here to pray for you and support you in your time of bereavement. Please notify the church as soon as possible upon the death of a parishioner by calling the front desk (804) 643-3589.

The clergy of St. Paul’s is available to help you make funeral arrangements for your loved ones. We also strongly encourage church members to work with the clergy to make their funeral preferences known to us and allow us to keep funeral plans on file in the parish office.

St. Paul’s clergy and staff have created a funeral and memorial service planning document to help with funeral planning for yourself or loved ones, available HERE. This document also describes funeral customs at St. Paul’s and associated fees.

Please contact the Rev. Gwynn Crichton, Associate Rector for Pastoral Care.

Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden has been provided on the church site as a sacred place for burial of ashes of parishioners, past and present, and their families. In the tradition of the Episcopal Church, the Communion of Saints includes the whole family of God, the living and the dead, bound together in the Resurrection of Christ. The community at St. Paul’s rejoices that the Memorial Garden provides an opportunity for uniting our Communion of Saints on parish property.

Arrangements for the interment of ashes in the Memorial Garden are made through consultation with the clergy. A signed agreement is required as records are kept by the church to document those persons whose ashes have been interred in the Memorial Garden.

To learn more about the St. Paul’s Memorial Garden, please download our brochure HERE.