Episcopal Diocese of Virginia
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Who Are We?




A Small Congregation Doing Large Things



     St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is the oldest standing church building on Colonial Beach.  The consecration and dedication of the church occurred in 1911 after the placing of the cornerstone in 1911.  A mission church until 1971, St. Mary’s is now a parish church of the Virginia Diocese.  St. Mary’s red doors and bell tower have been a visible sign of welcome to visitors and townsfolk of all ages and ethnic backgrounds for over 100 years.  Our congregation is a diverse mix from all walks of life that include a range of professions from college professors to watermen.   

     St. Mary’s Mission Statement is to be a family of God's people called to love the Lord, serve others, and to be a beacon of hope in our community and the world.  As a church, we believe that the Spirit of the Lord is upon us, and that he anoints us to serve the poor and to heal the brokenhearted whoever they may be.  We are a small church, doing large things, in a community where there is a great need.    

     Our services are on Sunday at 8:00am and 10:30am. We recognize that worship and the Eucharist are what unites us. Outreach, Christain Formation, Church and Worship, Stewardship, Buildings and Grounds, Pastoral Care and Fellowship are priorities for us, as are further described under individual headings.