Coming to UVA this Fall?


Whether you are a new or a returning student, there are several ways you can find out more about Canterbury, the student fellowship based at St. Paul's: we have a brief overview on this website (link to page), as well as our own website dedicated just to our student ministry (click here).







We are also on facebook and you can find a lot of pictures and information there too -- give us a like!

If you prefer email, our fellowship coordinators Grace and Pastor Elaine would love to hear from you! ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). We can't wait to meet you!


Search Committee Nominations

The Vestry is seeking nominations for potential members of the Search Committee.  The Search Committee is responsible for conducting a Parish self-study, writing a Parish profile, collaborating with the Diocesan Office of Transition Ministry, distributing the Parish profile, receiving, evaluating, and interviewing candidates for Rector, and recommending a candidate to the Vestry.  The Search Committee must be comprised of parishioners in good standing at St. Paul’s.  We invite your help in finding actively engaged parishioners who bring strong commitment, enthusiasm, experience, wisdom, and discernment to the task.  We seek a committee that represents a cross section of the parish, including a variety of ages and comparative newcomers and longtime members.  Members of the Search Committee must keep confidentiality during the search process, be prepared to give generously of their time, and faithfully accept the responsibility of membership.  Those nominated must give their permission to be nominated.  The nominating form is available through the church office, in the Narthex on Sunday mornings, or by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For a sample nomination form, click on Read More... below or click here to view a PDF version of the form.



Did you know?

How did St. Paul's Memorial Church get its name?

On January 1, 1908,  the Reverend Hugh H. McIlhany, the secretary of the Y.M.C.A. at the University, agreed to become the priest in charge of a proposed new Episcopal church, "a small-sized permanent congregation which would provide a temporary spiritual home for Episcopal students during their years at the University." In a pamphlet explaining the Memorial Plan, Mr. McIIhany said, "It (the church) will constitute, as it were, a sort of Westminster Abbey at the university, where memorials of distinguished alumni and friends who were also prominent in church life may be placed from time to time as they pass on to their reward".

Find out more about the history of St. Paul's here.


Vestry News

We now publish a monthly Vestry News article on our website. Typically included are a summary article, minutes and financial reports. See the link on the menu to the left or click here.


UVa Move-In Day

Saturday, August 22


We'd love your help welcoming students and their families to UVa on Move-In Day, Saturday, August 22. We'll be outside of St. Paul's from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. with coffee, bagels, donuts, balloons, welcoming smiles, and information about St. Paul's and our Canterbury Student Fellowship. We'd love you to drop by for any amount of time throughout the day - help us show the new students what a loving and life-giving community we are and how excited we are for them to join us! Families, children, and cute pets especially welcome! Contact Grace for more information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Transition News


Read a letter from the vestry dated June 18, 2015 here.

Read a letter from Rector Jim Richardson dated June 12, 2015 here.



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5:30 p.m. Holy Communion
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
12:15 p.m.
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