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 »
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 r…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 »
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church began in 1809 in a small building on South Fairfax Street between Prince and Duke Streets. In 1817, one of the country’s most famous architects, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, was chosen to design the present church. Appointed by President Jefferson in 1803 as surveyor of public buildings in Washington, D.C., Latrobe completed the U.S. Capitol and the White H…Read More »
The Epistle Magazine is published twice a year and contains pictures and articles of life at St. Paul's. You can take a look at the digital version here.