Emmanuel Gothic Emmanuel Episcopal Church
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300 W. Frederick St.
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 886-8172


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Sunday schedule

  • 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
  • 9:00 a.m. Coffee and Fellowship in Memorial Hall
  • 9:30 a.m. Christian Education (Children's and Adult); also Choir practice in the Sanctuary
  • 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II;

    Nursery Care is available (ages 0-5) every Sunday from 9:30 on.

Church Web sites:

Episcopal Church U.S.A. Episcopal Relief & Development Help the people of Haiti! Episcopal Diocese of S.W. Virginia Trinity Episcopal Church The Lectionary Page Diocese of West Yorkshire
& the Dales, England

Our affiliate:

Stuart Hall School


Virginia Haiti Collaborative Staunton Music Guild Sarah's Music Studio Bluebird Beginnings Photography

Church directory:

Our new Church directory is now available online, but a special password is required to open it. For security reasons, passwords will be changed from time to time, and must be not be made available to anyone outside of the congregation. Any questions should be directed to the church office.

Domain name:

Our domain name emmanuelstaunton.org
went into effect in September 2011.

Got news?

Do you have any news items or announcements of interest to our congregation? If so, please contact the church secretary, Lucy Dennison. To submit photos or to ask questions about the Web site, please contact the Webmaster, Andrew Clem (clickable e-mail links).

Sunday School

Sunday School classes this year are being coordinated by Katherine Turner, along with several assistants. For details, see the
Sunday School Calendar.

For a list of upcoming special events, see the Calendar page.

Parish News

May, 2015

New altar is installed

After making do with a "temporary" altar table for over 35 years, the members of Emmanuel were pleased to see a beautiful new altar on the first Sunday after Easter. Bishop Heath Light paid a visit on April 19 to say a blessing for the new altar, and several previous rectors attended this special service as well, with a reception afterwards. Our own Doug Roller designed the altar, which was dedicated to the memory of the late Brooke Dickerman, a member of Emmanuel for many years. Her two children said a few words during the service. On the rear side of the altar are inscribed the words:

In loving memory of our mother, Brooke Benton Dickerman, from Ann and Will. April 2015.

The new altar at Emmanuel.

Walking to Jerusalem

Meneta Deaton organized a special Lenten devotional this year, "Walking to Jerusalem," in which Emmanuel members and friends joined in long walks in Staunton, as well as hikes on trails in the area. The goal of this "Building Our Faith Community" endeavor was to walk over 6,000 miles altogether, which is the distance from here to Jerusalem. The group met for walks at Thornhill Cemetery every Monday afternoon, and some did there walking at the Staunton Mall. As a grand finale, participants hiked on the Rockfish Trails in Nelson County on Saturday, May 9th. Congratulations to Meneta and the others for reaching the goal!

78th General Convention

The 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will meet in Salt Lake City, Utah from June 24 through July 3, 2015. The governing body of the church meets every three years, and this year it will elect the 27th Presiding Bishop, to succeed the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori. The candidates are:

  • The Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal of the Diocese of Southern Ohio
  • The Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry of the Diocese of North Carolina
  • The Rt. Rev. Ian Douglas of the Diocese of Connecticut
  • The Rt. Rev. Dabney Smithof the Diocese of Southwest Florida

For more information about the candidates, click here.

Prayer list


Jean H. 
Meneta D.
Ken B.
Iva M.
Connie S.
Marilyn S.
Laura U.
Ed W.
Connie H.
William H.
Jeff J.
Brayden K.
John M. 
Graham P.
Jeff S.
Jerry C.
Rick A.
Bunny D.
Eleanor W.

Frances M.
Elizabeth T.
Helen F.
Ruth S.
Kit C.
Ann R.
Kay W.
Jane K.
Hugh C.
Jane H.

Arianna Y. C. F.

For the families of Cyril P. and Sharon B. who died recently.


prayer list

NOTE: Please help the office by keeping us informed of the status of people you place on the prayer list.


Emmanuel "word cloud"

world cloud

Thanks to Steven Cox for soliciting from parish members words that they thought best described our church congregation, and then compiling all of them into a "word cloud." Click on the image to see a full-size version. If that doesn't work, click here instead

Wordle: Emmanuel3