Spirituality
We worship on Sundays at 9:15am and have Faith Formation at 10:45am.
Community
All Souls has become a haven for those who are hungry for community. Our small size makes it easy to become a part of our family.
Outreach
The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

How to join us for worship?

Sundays 10am -  in-person, outside and online. 

In-Person:  Come join us on our church property called The Atlee House -  9077 Atlee Rd, Mechanicsville, VA for in-person worship.  Bring a chair, your mask, and come enjoy our beautiful surroundings.  We follow COVID guidelines closely.    

Online:   We are also online via Zoom - we send out the link each week in our eNewsletter.  If you don't receive our eNewsletter, email the office and request to join it.  (allsoulsvaoffice@gmail.com)

Prior to the pandemic, we rented worship space at Messiah Lutheran Church, located at 8154 Atlee Road for Sunday mornings.  Our hope is to return to indoor worship there again when we can do it safely.  For now we are outside, under a beautiful tree, and we are online.  If you'd like, grab your facemask, your camp chair, and come join us on Sundays at 10am, or log on and relax as you worship at home.  We'd love for you to be with us.  

Feel free to reach out to us via email at allsoulsvaoffice@gmail.com

 

Who is All Souls Episcopal Church?

We are a loving, vibrant Episcopal church in Mechanicsville, VA - just north of Richmond.  At All Souls, everyone is welcome!

We are a community who is welcomes the newcomer, enjoys spending time together - playing, laughing and learning, and works to help those who are struggling in this life.  We believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God.  We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.  We work to see the image of God in all people and to live The Way of Love, as taught by the life Jesus lived. 

If you are looking for a place to explore your relationship with God - to be in community with others who are trying to do the same, you may enjoy the community of All Souls Episcopal.  We worship in the Anglican Tradition, celebrating diversity, inclusiveness, and in the Spirit of fellowship that motivates us to live fully into the people God has uniquely created us to be. 

 

Meet Our Vicar 

Katherine DoughertyOur priest at All Souls is The Rev. Katherine Dougherty.  She joined us in July of 2017.  Katherine was born and raised in Virginia and in the Episcopal Church.  Prior to being ordained, she taught in both public and private schools. Katherine received her M.Div from The School of Theology at The University of the South, Sewanee and was ordained in 2017.  

Katherine is a collaborative leader, who enjoys working with others to imagine and create ways of spreading God's love for everyone.  Her vision for ministry is to encourage and empower folks to actively engage with the God who created them and loves them dearly and to share that love with others.  

In her off hours, Katherine enjoys being outside - in the mountains, on the water or spending time with family and friends.  She loves to laugh and play.  She is also thankful to be called by God and the people of All Souls Episcopal Church to walk this journey we call faith.  Email her at: revkdougherty@gmail.com

 

 Worship Opportunities

 
Sundays - 10am Morning Prayer
In-Person under the tree at The Atlee House following 
social distancing rules. 
 
Online through Zoom
beginning at 10am. 
(If you don't receive our eNewsletter - email the office and request to be included)
 
 
Wednesday Night Compline - 8:30pm
on our Facebook Page 
 
 
 

The Celebration of Easter Continues

Easter occurs the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox, sometime between March 22 and April 25 inclusive.  Eastertide if the time from Easter Vigil until Pentecost, approximately 50 days at Pentecost.

The feast of Easter is a season of fifty days, from Easter Eve through the Day of Pentecost. From early times the Greek word pentecost (fiftieth day) was used also for the whole Paschal season. During this season there is no fasting. The Council of Nicaea (325) directed that Christians are to pray standing. The word "alleluia" (praise the Lord) is said or sung repeatedly, which contrasts sharply with the season of Lent when the alleluia is omitted. The color of liturgical vestments and hangings is white or gold. The BCP notes that it is customary for the Paschal candle to burn at all services of the Easter season. The "Alleluia, alleluia" may be added to the dismissals and their responses during the Great Fifty Days. The traditional Christian Easter greeting (see Lk 24:34) serves as the opening acclamation at the Eucharist during the Easter season.

Our Ministries

Our firm belief is God is alive and working hard in our community to bring about healing. We also believe we have been called to join God in his work.

Our ministries reach into the community of All Souls as well as the broader Mechanicsville area.  Our Worship ministries includes members in music, as lay readers and Eucharistic servers, altar guild, greeters, and ushers.  Formation leaders work with children, youth, and adult education.  Our Hospitality team provides a tremendous service to welcome all into the life of All Souls, and our Pastoral Care team provides assistance to those that need all kinds of care.  Our outreach programs provide food for the hungry from our Community Garden, with the Sack Hunger Bags, and through the Caritas program with St. Anne's Catholic Church in Ashland, VA.  Other outreach programs help winterize homes in November, Bless Animals in October, provide a Halloween Party for Peter Paul Development Center in Church Hill, assist with school supplies and clothing for students at J.E.B. Stuart School in Richmond, and other small deeds of kindness.  

You are welcome to explore with us needs in our community, and help out any time!  Thank you very much!

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Our Sermons

Sermons by our Priest Katherine Dougherty are archived you to read.

Sermons by our former Vicar Amelie Wilmer Minor and Deacon Karla Hunt are also archived as well.  

Other sermons are by Rachel Eskite and Don Alexander.

 

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