• Water Color
  • Peeking around door
  • Passing the Peace
  • Horse
  • Bell Choir
  • Food Pantry
  • Strings
  • Balcony
  • Cross

Welome to St. Paul's Suffolk!

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Weekly Service times

Morning Prayer Mon – Friday at 9:30 am (Live streamed on FB or on the website)

Evening Prayer will be Sunday – Friday at 5:30 pm (Live streamed on FB or on the website)

Sunday Service will be at 9:30 am (Live streamed on FB or on the website)

Sunday Evening Outdoor Prayer Service 5:30 pm (On the lawn at St. Paul's bring a lawn chair and your mask)


Cynthia S. Cowan

Parish Administrator

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

213 North Main Street

Suffolk, VA. 23434


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A Message from your Vestry:

Beginning Sunday, November 8 at 11:00 AM

St. Paul’s Vestry has approved a plan to allow for in-person worship on Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM.  The first service will be held on November 8.  Beginning on the 8th our Sunday morning schedule will look like this:

          9:30      Live-Stream Service of Spiritual Communion

        10:30      Live-Stream Children’s Chapel

        11:00      In-Person Holy Communion with Organ Music

As you might imagine, the in-person service will look and sound a little different from what we remember of worship pre-Covid-19.  Here are some things you will find:

  • Entry into the building will be limited to the Parish Hall doors.  A member of the Vestry will greet you there.
  • Facemasks will be worn by all people while in the building.
  • Several hand-sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the facility.
  • Each person or family in attendance will need to sign-in for purposes of contact tracing, should it become necessary.
  • Social distancing will be maintained throughout the service.  Attendees will need to sit in a designated spot.  An Usher will be stationed at the hallway entrance into the church to assist you in finding a place to sit.
  • If we reach capacity in the church, the Parish Hall will be utilized for additional seating.
  • The service will feature organ or keyboard music, but no singing.
  • An Offering Plate will be placed on a table near the hallway entrance into the church.  It will not be passed around the congregation.
  • There will be no physical contact during the Passing of the Peace (with the exception of family members), or at any other time in the building.
  • The Rector will use hand-sanitizer prior to the start of the service and prior to administering communion.
  • For our initial services, only the Bread will be administered at communion.  It will be administered standing at the bottom of the Chancel steps with no physical contact between the Priest and Parishioner.
  • An Usher will direct individuals and families on when to come forward to receive communion. 
  • An Usher will direct individuals and families on when to leave after the conclusion of the service.
  • Everyone should exit the building once dismissed.  No food or drinks will be served in the Parish Hall before or after the service.
  • You are welcome to attend a service if…
  • You are in good health (no cough, fever, or recent exposure to a person with Covid-19).
  • You have not travelled outside the Mid-Atlantic region within 2 weeks of the service.
  • You commit to observe social distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • You commit to wearing a mask.
  • You commit to avoid physical contact with other parishioners.
  • You utilize hand-sanitizer upon entering the building.
  • You register for contact tracing, should it be necessary.

Each of these adaptations is intended to ensure everyone’s comfort and safety while at St. Paul’s.  And though it all may seem complicated, it will feel old-hat after a couple of weeks.  With the exception of pre-recorded material, the 11:00 in-person service will be nearly identical to the 9:30 live-stream service.

If you are planning to attend the 11:00 AM service on November 8, it will help us greatly if you let us know either by emailing the Church Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephoning the Church Office at 539-2478.

We can’t wait to have you back in the building!

Building Faith, Making Friends, and Serving Others in Downtown Suffolk

Welcome to our website. We are glad you found us. We have designed our site to give searchers a glimpse of who we are and what we are all about. You can also check out St. Paul's Facebook page to learn more about current events and activities. Now that you have found us on the web, we hope you will visit us in person. You will be warmly welcomed at Sunday services and parish events. Come and see for yourself why we say St. Paul's is "Building Faith, Making Friends, and Serving Others" in downtown Suffolk!

Contact Info

Phone: (757) 539-2478
Email: office@saintpauls-suffolk.org
Facebook: facebook.com/stpauls.suffolk
Sermons: Sermons


St Paul's Episcopal Church
213 North Main St
Suffolk, VA 23434