Higher Education

Grace Episcopal Church is committed to the spiritual growth of the students and cadets at Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute. We recognize that nurturing spiritual growth is vital to academic and human development. Our mission is to assist students and cadets as they discern their vocation through the discovery and stewardship of their God-given gifts. Through the Episcopal Student Fellowship we provide opportunities for Christian fellowship, study and worship that foster interaction between W&L students, VMI cadets, Mountain Gateway Community College and Southern Virginia University and members of the Grace parish family.

Cadets and students are invited to participate in the life and worship of our parish. Some sing in the choir as choir scholars; serve as lay readers, chalice ministers, ushers or acolytes; assist in the Church School program or volunteer with our youth group. Students are invited to spend Sunday afternoon in the Canterbury Room. The church provides lunch. Some students have chosen to be "adopted" by parishioners and spend Sunday afternoon in their homes before returning to post.

For more information please contact our Rector, Tuck Bowerfind