St. Mary's Senior Luncheon JAN122012 009

Seniors from St. Mary’s (and elsewhere) gather on the second Wednesdays of each month for a luncheon and program.  Often seniors will welcome a guest speaker, but program offerings include visits to St. Paul’s Lenten Lunch program, special worship services, and more.  All ages are welcome–you need not be a senior to enjoy the delicious food and wonderful company! Suggested donation is $5 per lunch.

Learn more about the Seniors’ Program by contacting Allen Ferguson at (804) 282-0211.

2017 Schedule

January 18: St. Mary’s Parishioner and Virginia Historical Society president emeritus, Charlie Bryan, will be speaking on his battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Menu for lunch includes bean and ham soup, turkey salad sandwiches, and brownies.

March 8: The Seniors Lunch is off-site at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Downtown Richmond for the Community Lenten Series. A 30-minute service begins at 12:30 p.m. with Bishop Will Willimon, a professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School and a retired United Methodist bishop, followed by a delicious Lenten lunch for $8. A carpool is leaving St. Mary’s parking lot at 11:15 a.m. RSVP to Ashley Cameron at (804) 784-5678 or at Also, please let Ashley know if you can also volunteer as a driver.

April 19: This month’s speaker is Margaret Page Bemiss. She was a lifelong friend of former rector the late Holt Souter and is well known to many in St. Mary’s congregation. She is a distinguished writer and author of “Historic Virginia Gardens — Preservation Work of the The Garden Club of Virginia 1975-2007”. This is a wonderful lead in to Historic Garden Week, April 22-29.

May 17: This month’s speaker is Dr. Mary Lynn Bayliss, a writer and lecturer. She has published work in Virginia Cavalcade, the Richmond Quarterly, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Dictionary of Virginia Biography, and Encyclopedia Virginia. Most recently, she’s written The Dooleys of Richmond: An Irish Immigrant Family in the Old and New South.

October 10: For more than 100 years, the Valentine Richmond History Center has collected, maintained, and disseminated “the complete story of Richmond, Virginia.” This month’s speakers are the Director of The Valentine Museum, Bill Martin, and St. Mary’s Parishioner and Board Chair of The Valentine Museum, Marjorie Grier. Bill and Marjorie will present on “how do we retain relevancy in these changing times?”

November 14: Program and Speaker TBA