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September First Fridays

ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, unless noted Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church at Capitol Square Jazz and More! New Orleans style jazz by The Doctors of Jazz on the Portico. Plus, GrowRVA trucks will rally on Grace between 8th and 9th streets! View art by The James River Art League in the Parish Hall. […]

Tour Downtown Churches this Sunday

via the Valentine History Center: May 20 Downtown Churches (2-4pm) WALKING TOUR Each of the four historic churches on this tour has a fascinating story, distinctive architecture and generations of parishioners. Visit Centenary Methodist, St. Peter’s Catholic, St. Paul’s Episcopal and Second Presbyterian. Meet at Second Presbyterian Church, on 5th Street between Franklin and Main. […]

Tell Tale Hearts @ CUMC

via Facebook: Come to Centenary on Sunday, April 15 from 6 to 8 pm for a performance by the Tell Tale Hearts Storytellers Theatre. After a light supper (donations of $5 per person are appreciated but not required), we will be entertained by this wonderful group of storytellers who will perform “The Lighter Side.” They […]

The Crucifixion

“The Crucifixion” @ St. Paul’s

via Facebook: When Friday, February 24, 2012 Time 7:30pm until 9:00pm Where 815 East Grace Street Richmond, VA 23219 How much? This concert is free and all are welcome.

Mt Zion at Sunset

Mt. Zion at Sunset


The First African Baptist Church

This church is every bit as important to Richmond history as St. John’s Episcopal in Church Hill, yet tens of thousands of Richmonders pass by it daily without knowing it’s significance. No doubt books have been written about it, but here are a few tidbits that I have learned recently.

Father Theophile Brown

Pioneer Black Priest Dies at Age 86

Father Theophile Brown, perhaps the first black priest in Richmond*, died last month at the age of 86. Father Brown was born in Richmond and raised in Jackson Ward. Here’s more from the Catholic Virginian: Although he came from a Baptist family, Waldorf Brown became active as a teenager at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, then […]

As it is in Heaven

Friday Films @ 2nd Presbytarian

All are invited to “Friday Films” in the church’s cinema this Friday, December 30 to see and discuss the Oscar nominated “As It Is In Heaven.” Showtime is at 7:00. Doors open at 6:45. Connect with Lenore Brashler for details:

Two Churches – Two Worlds – One Mission

Two historic downtown Richmond churches. Two disparate paths distinct from one another because of race and heritage.

sixth Mt Zion

6th Mount Zion Hits the Streets

6th Mount Zion Baptist Church  will be taking their ministry to the streets this Sunday in lieu of its regular church service. via the RTD: “We want to take the heart of what we perceive to be the message of love and care for the community … outside of the building to people who normally […]

Moreira, Please! Centenary Classics Tonight

Centenary Classics, our annual summer concert series, will celebrate 2011 with the music of Antonio Leal Moreira (1758-1823), one of the most productive and talented Portuguese composers of the second half of the 18th century. From court serenades and church music, to masses and operas, Moreira was a prolific composer and had his work spread […]


Can I Get a Witness?

More than 30,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses are coming to Richmond this summer for the region’s largest convention of the year. The first wave of church members taking part in the three-day Bible education sessions at the Richmond Coliseum arrived Friday. More will be coming to the region during the next four weekends.

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