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Welcome to St. Mary's Whitechapel

Located in historic Lancaster County, Virginia on Virginia's Northern Neck, St. Mary's Whitechapel was constructed in 1669 as a place of worship and a colonial center.  We invite you to join us for worship in a space that has welcomed parishioners for 350 years.  The natural beauty of our grounds, the reverence of our historic cemetery and charm of our colonial sanctuary combine to form a truly special place of worship. Join us for worship every Sunday morning at 11:15 a.m.  



Give thanks to the Lord, and call upon his Name; make known his deeds among the peoples. Psalm 105:1




October 4 - The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi 


Make me a channel of Your peace.
                    Where there is hatred let me bring Your love,
           Where there is injury Your pardon Lord,
                 And where there's doubt, true faith in You.

Make me a channel of Your peace.
                Where there's despair in life let me bring hope,
    Where there is darkness, only light,
      And where there's sadness, ever joy.

            Oh, Master, grant that I may never seek,
          So much to be consoled, as to console.
       To be understood, as to understand,
              To be loved, as to love with all my soul.

    Make me a channel of Your peace.
              It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
       In giving to all men that we receive,
                    And in dying that we're born to eternal life.


 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 

Psalm 91:1-2  NIV 



O God of peace, who hast taught us that in returning and
rest we shall be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be
our strength: By the might of thy Spirit lift us, we pray thee,
to thy presence, where we may be still and know that thou
art God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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