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 Bradford, 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.

Please join us Saturday, October 18 for our Emmanuel Pig'nic! This year we will offer pork BBQ, chicken, Brunswick stew, and vegetarian selections. All proceeds will fund the Virginia Haiti Collaborative, which helps to feed school children and pay teacher salaries in Cerca la Source. Food will be ready after 5:00pm. Please plan to attend and enjoy an evening of food and fun, or grab a plate to go. This event is open to the public, so bring a friend!

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

Parish News

September, 2014


2014 mission to Haiti

Three members from Emmanuel Episcopal Church and three members from nearby Trinity Episcopal Church traveled to Haiti to help with St. Marc's School at Cerca-la-Source, which is led by Rev. Noe Bernier. Our priest-in-charge Rev. Shelby Owen, her husband Steve Owen, and Matthew Poteat were joined by Rev. Paul Nancarrow and his wife Lee, along with Michele Edwards. We are proud to be an active part of the Virginia Haiti Collaborative.

Haiti group

The Haiti group included Rev. Shelby Owen, Steve Owen, and Matthew Poteat will be joined by Rev. Paul Nancarrow, Lee Nancarrow, and Michele Edwards.

Haiti hotel

Haitian children playing in front of a hotel.

Haiti St. Marc's School

St. Marc's School, in Cerca-la-Source.

Vestry retreat

The Vestry members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church participated in a retreat at the mountain home of the Sproul family. Christie Wills, who works with various parishes in the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, guided the group in identifying strengths of our congregation, and how we can put those advantages to better use.

Vestry at retreat

Vestry members at the retreat.

Prayer list


Lu S.
Jean H. 
Meneta D.
Ken B.
Tina C.
Iva M.
Agnes M.
Marilyn S.
Laura U.
Jan L.
Joyce Y.
Leanne H.
Khloe B.
Valerie C.
Roger B.
Joan K. 


Frances M.
Elizabeth T.
Helen F.
Ruth S.
Kit C.
Charles R.

Arianna Y. C. F.



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