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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 over 300 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. 

 

Bishop's Visitation

July 31 - 10:00 am - Trinity

 

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.  And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.  Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives.  Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.  Colossians 3:14-17 NLT 

    

 

Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”   So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.  Give us day by day our daily bread.  And forgive us our sins, For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.  And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.” ~ Luke 11:1-4  NKJV

 

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our
heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove
ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will.
Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and
pure manners.  Save us from violence, discord, and confusion;...
from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend
our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes
brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue
with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust
the authority of government, that there may be justice and
peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we
may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth.
In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness,
and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail;
all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

Interim rector Rev. Dr. Ronald Okrasinski 

 

July 2016 Newsletter

The_Good_News_July_2016.pdf

June 2016 Newsletter

The_Good_News_June_2016.pdf

May 2016 Newsletter 

The_Good_News_May_2016-1.pdf

April 2016 Newsletter

The_Good_News_April_2016.pdf

March 2016 Newsletter

The_Good_News_MARCH_2016.pdf

February 2016 Newsletter

The_Good_News_FEB_2016.pdf

 January 2016 Newsletter

The_Good_News_JAN_2016.pdf

December 2015 Newsletter

The_Good_News_DEC_2015.pdf

November 2015 Newsletter   

The_Good_News_Nov_2015.pdf

October 2015 Newsletter

 

 The_Good_News_Oct_2015.pdf

September 2015 Newsletter

The_Good_News_Sept_2015.pdf 

  August 2015 Newsletter

 Newsletter_August_2015.pdf

June 2015 Newsletter

Newsletter_June_2015.pdf

 May 2015 Newsletter

Newsletter_May_2015.pdf 

 

NEW --- SMWC Cemetery list by name (updated May 22, 2016):

SMWC_Cemetery_List_as_of_22_May_2016.pdf

 

     

Click "Sermons" at left for recent sermons in pdf and mp3 and wav (audio) formats.

Be sure to click on "recent photos" to see  pictures of parish events.

  

 Labyrinth Information

Cemetery Information

Worship Information

 
                                                    

 Helpful Links 

Office closing schedule for 2014-2015
 
SMWC_2015_Office_Closing_Schedule.pdf
 

Prayer Book

http://www.bcponline.org/

Currie Funeral Home

http://www.curriefuneralhome.net

Liturgical Calendar/Lectionary

http://www.io.com/~kellywp/lectionary.html

 The Wren Singers

http://web.wm.edu/so/cws/The_Christopher_Wren_Singers/CWS.html