Parish Life

Coffee Hour – Westover welcomes all visitors to a cup of fellowship after services.

  • Coffee Hour signup sheet is on the bulletin board in the parish hallway. (See Sharon Christian if you have any questions.) 

  • Children and Youth Leadership – We give special attention to our children and cherish their presence. Worship includes and features our children. Young people also serve as acolytes.

  • The Schedule for Acolytes, LEM, Lectors, Altar Guild, and Coffee Hour Hosts are consolidated under  “Schedules”/Parish Life.

    To avoid scheduling conflicts check the website “Calendar” before making any arrangements for activities at church or in the parish hall . The Website Calendar events were approved by the rector and/or vestry.

  • Prayer List –  If you would like yourself or someone to be added or deleted to our prayer list please contact Peggy Christian at or the administrative office at If you or someone are in need of a pastoral visit please let us know.

    “The Church is the only institution that exists for the benefit of those who are not its members.” Former Archbishop of Canterbury” – William Temple

    Yes, our parish phone will work for YOU.

  • Healing Rite, the laying on of hands, is offered at 10:00am services. The laying on of hands for healing has been a part of the ministry of the church since its earliest days. Healing was an integral part of Jesus’ ministry.

Prayer Warrior for our Healer, Jesus

The Church exists to shepherd us through the pastoral moments of our lives.

(Reference to these services can be found in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer.)


  • Weddings – Congratulations on your engagment! Westover Church is a beautiful place to have a wedding. Usually we celebrate the marriages of parishioners, but we make many exceptions. We are a sacred, historic setting; beautiful and natural in our colonial simplicity. Our intimate setting allows the focus to be on God’s love as expressed in your new union. As you might imagine there are both restrictions and guidelines involved in celebrating your marriage here. A few things we can answer right away: services are from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, the Rector is the celebrant for all services, and we comfortably seat 150 people. The best first step is to attend worship on a Sunday morning and request an appointment with the priest. Please contact the office for more information.





  • Baptisms – We exist to welcome people into the fellowship of Christ. Any person desiring to receive the holy sacrament of Baptism please contact the Rector. Baptisms are normally performed at the main Sunday service but special arrangement can be made.

  • Funerals – We are so very sorry for your loss. If you are in need of pastoral care or services regarding the dying or death of a loved one please don’t hesitate to call us to speak with the Rector. Members of Westover may request to be laid to rest on the church grounds. For non-members special arrangements can be made at times for cremains at Westover’s peaceful consecrated memorial garden.

    ∞Affairs in Order A planning and resource guide prepared by the “Committee on Aging of the Diocese of Virginia.
    Chair: The Rev. Stephen Shepherd. Staff Liaison: Anna Moncure, 800-DIOCESE x25

Peace on earth comes when…

…the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them…Isaiah 11:6