We are a small, friendly and welcoming congregation.9575 Big Island Highway, Bedford, VA 24523 | Sundays @ 9am
Sunday Service Update: Even though we are unable to attend our Church due to precautions against COVID 19, we can still worship at home. Let’s all continue to pray for those front line medical personal and first responders who are caring for the victims of the virus. Pray for the victims and their families. Pray for our world, its people and its leaders during this time of crises. Give thanks for the blessings of life, knowing that Jesus was crucified for us but has risen. Alleluia.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church is a small house of worship located in rural Bedford County between the Towns of Bedford and Big Island. The Church has a long history of serving the communities in this part of Virginia dating back to the decade prior to the Civil War. St. Thomas was established in 1844. We are part of The Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.
Though currently without a full-time priest, we continue to have worship services every Sunday at 9 A.M. Some services are Holy Eucharist with a priest supplied by the Diocese, and some services are Morning Prayer with the leadership and participation of members of our congregation. Our choir is present every service and though it may be small in number, their voices are melodious.
Our congregation can best be described as open-hearted, welcoming and congenial folks who have a compassion for worshipping in this beautiful pastoral setting.
Sunday Worship Services
Followed by Coffee and Fellowship in the Parish House
Homecoming Letter To Our Parish
If you are in need of or are in search of a place to worship God, we cordially invite you to visit us on any Sunday morning. We have lots of history but we want you to become a part of our future. A pew and friendly faces are always waiting for you.
We enjoy food and fellowship following each Sunday service.
We are located in a beautiful pastoral setting in Bedford County, Virginia.
We are a small, friendly and welcoming congregation. Our History of continually providing a place of worship dates back to 1844.
Photography by Dan Farris