Welcome to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. St. Paul’s is a vibrant and growing church, and the spiritual home to an inclusive and active congregation. For over 200 years, St. Paul’s has served the Alexandria community through worship, education, outreach, and Christian fellowship.
From our historic roots in Old Town Alexandria to our commitment to moving beyond the familiar and embracing new missions, we worship in the midst of history—but are not its captive. We rejoice in all those who come to St. Paul’s for prayer, spiritual growth, and service, whether as visitors, friends, or members.
P R A Y . W O R S H I P . L E A R N .
S E R V E . G I V E .
As members of St. Paul’s, we work toward these five tenets that define our common life. We engage in a daily conversation with God through prayer and scripture, keeping the Sabbath by the weekly practice of corporate worship, engage in ongoing spiritual formation, serve the church and the world with our unique God-given g…Read More »
On Sunday morning, October 15, 1809, the Rev. William Lewis Gibson announced from the pulpit that he was resigning as rector of Christ Church.
In hindsight, this development was probably inevitable. Rev. Gibson came from Annapolis, Md., to become the rector of Christ Church, Alexandria, in 1807. At his first meeting with the vestry, he asked them to purchase a…Read More »
St. Paul's is blessed with a dedicated and faithful staff of lay and ordained professionals. Some of the clergy and staff you see on Sunday mornings. Some you speak to on the phone. All of them see their work as a ministry of service to the parish and to the larger community.
St. Paul's is also served by a committed Vestry, elected by the congregation. The Vestry serves the rect…Read More »
Praying, caring, and supporting the people of St. Paul’s is the object of pastoral care. Whether it’s a celebration of life such as a baptism and or a new job or a more difficult moment such as illness and the death of a family member, St. Paul’s wants to be present to your needs and most especially wants to hold you in prayer. Along with three full-time priests, …Read More »
The Epistle Magazine is a publication of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and contains pictures and articles about life at St. Paul's. You can take a look at digital versions here:
You can click the cover or the link below to read the late summer edition.
Past Epistle Magazine Editions
Annual Report 2022
Annu…Read More »