What We Do

Youth Support Caritas 2012 (15)

Where to begin?

There is so much we do that it is hard to know how to even start to cover it all.  We are organized into 12 standing committees.  Each committee is engaged in a variety of activities within the parish and within our community at large.  These range from support for the Goochland Free Clinic, to Adult Education classes, to our Prayer Shawl Ministry and to our support for homeless men through the Caritas Program, which our young people supported recently by preparing meals for our guests.  You can learn more about what we do and how you can get involved below.  Our many different committees are committed to providing great social, service, and spiritual offerings for St. Mary’s.

Adult Ministries

In the baptismal service, we pray that the child be given “an inquiring and discerning heart.”  Our church is full of inquirers, and we offer a range of adult education programs to … Read More


Among the many things that make St. Mary’s so great are its lovely, serene buildings.  Sometimes, we take them for granted.  But it takes a lot of effort to maintain these treasured … Read More

Children’s and Youth Ministries

Committee Chair: Brantley Holmes 804.928.5596 holmesby@comcast.net

The Children and Youth Committee is responsible for planning, organizing and offering all programs for our children from infants through 12th grade.  Working with the staff and the clergy, we:   Plan the calendar … Read More


St. Mary’s church buildings are nestled in the midst of one of the most serene and beautiful churchyards you’ll ever find.  Our committee is responsible for maintaining it.


Committee Chair: Chris Spencer 804.513.3653 cspencer@stmarysgoochland.org

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 Words are important in Christianity.  They are the means by which God spoke … Read More


The Fellowship Committee is responsible for planning, organizing and offering social activities and events to bring our parish community together at events throughout the year.  We help to put on Parish breakfasts, … Read More


Committee Chair: Al Rider 8047844388 arider@stmarysgoochland.org

The Finance Committee is responsible for supervising the financial operations of St. Mary’s Church.  According to the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese of Virginia, the committee shares with the Rector and … Read More


The Newcomers Committee is responsible for all aspects of welcoming visitors to our church and following up with them to help them grasp the excitement of becoming  a member of our church. … Read More


In our Baptismal Covenant we are called to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves. We are also called to strive for justice and peace among all … Read More

Parish Advisory Council

We would love to have you join us on the Parish Advisory Council (which we often shorten to “The PAC”).   Who We Are The Parish Advisory Council has both a spiritual and social … Read More


The church exists in a secular world, and secular worlds require funds.  The power company, the water company, the gas company and the county all call for funds.  It takes a lot … Read More


The Worship Committee shares responsibility with the Rector for the oversight and conduct of all services of Christian worship.  This includes our: 9:00 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist; 11:00 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist, … Read More