Vauter's Episcopal Church is a loving, welcoming community located on the northbound side of Tidewater Trail / US-17, just north of Tappahannock, Virginia. We gather for worship every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. in our historic church with a joyous celebration of The Great Thanksgiving. After our service, we retire to the Parish House for coffee and a time to be with one another.
Vauter's Church is a supportive place for those journeying through life. There is no pretension, and no pretending. We love and care for each other, and welcome you to join our community: come share in this beautiful life God has given us.
Sunday Service beings at 10 a.m., according to The Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer. We have singing, three scripture readings, a sermon, prayers, and then a celebration of The Great Thanksgiving (in other traditions, this is known as the Mass, the Lord's Supper, or the Eucharist). If you are new to the Episcopal Church when you visit, please reach out and let someone know so we can answer any questions.
Parking is on the grass under the trees, and no one has a pew reserved with their name (sit wherever you'd like!). We're glad you're coming to visit. If you'd like a tour of the church and cemetary after the service, please drop us a note below, and we'll be happy to arrange that for you.
Joining the Vauter's community is as easy as raising your hand to volunteer. There are formal ministries (lay reader, acolyte, altar guild, and altar flowers) and informal ministries (Women's Group, Parish Clean-up Day, and Coffee Hour). Vauter's is a special place where everyone just pitches it. Generally you can find a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the kitchen in the parish hall.
Our historic Church was built in 1731 and restored in 1829. We continue taking care of this magnificent building and important piece of Upper Essex County. If you'd like to contribute to the upkeep and operation of Vauter's Episcopal Church, please donate below.