Anglican Church Of Epiphany Amherst VA.
                      Anglican                    Church  Of                     Epiphany                     Amherst                         VA.

Contact Us Bp. Charles Nalls 

Church of the Epiphany

104 Epiphany Court

 Amherst, VA  24521



Phone: (434)-946-2524



The Right Rev. Charles H.                       Nalls

Phone (202)-262-5519 


Morning Prayer  Monday  thru Saturday at 8 am


Sunday Morning Prayer at

10 am


Services are Sunday at 11:00 am 


Bible study Sunday at

12:45 pm and

Wednesday at 10:30 am.                 














As events and weather would have it, our annual picnic and “alumni” event will take place the Sunday Next Before Advent during fellowship hour. This is the time to invite those of our parish family we have not seen for a while to come home to Epiphany. As well, this is a great time to invite newcomers to “taste and see” how good Epiphany is. Everyone is invited to bring a dish, salad or dessert. Our food theme will be “Anything but Turkey”.



Thanksgiving There will be a Mass at 10:00 am. Before the games and the food, stop by Bp. Nalls's house.






September 29, 2023


It is a joy to have a moment of prayer and fellowship with the outstanding LEOs at our fourth St. Michael’s Day Blessing of the Badges. Amherst County Sheriff's Office
Thank you, Bishop Nalls and Church of the Epiphany, for conducting the 5th Annual Blessing of the Badges this morning. What a beautiful day for such a wonderful gift of love and support. Thank you for this event and for your continued support.

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Friday, August 19th, 2023 at 6:30 pm. It is our next monthly board game night. Escape the telly and internet, and join us for an evening of good fun


Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 2023

12:00 noon

Amherst, Virginia War Memorial

(On Main Street)


Wreath Laying and Prayers in Remembrance of Our Fallen

           Sponsored by the

         Church of the Epiphany





Christmas EVE Services

The Mass of Christmas Eve will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m. on

Saturday, December 24, 2022


Christmas Services

The Mass of Christmas Day will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on

Sunday, December 25, 2022

The Consecration of Bishops 12/6/2022 (The Rt Revd Charles H. Nalls, and the Rt Revd Joshua A. Arena-Gilliam)




 I am pleased to report that the Orthodox Anglican Church has two new Bishops today. This is the Anglican jurisdiction I am in so this is good news for us. May God bless both our new Bishops in their new calling. The two wearing the white miters are our two new Bishops. Co-consecrators are Bishops from South America, Africa, and if I'm correct Europe. 12/6/2022


Church of the Epiphany, Amherst, Virginia-Our fourth year at Sweetbriar College greeting the students starting the academic year. We miss being outside on a beautiful day. September 2, 2022. The Reverend Canon Charles Nalls and Carol Robinson






Canon Nalls was honored on June 19th to give the invocation at the Victims of Communism Commemoration in Washington, D.C., and to lay a wreath on behalf of the national association of Cold War Veterans.  The roll call of nations, many of whom still suffer under communism, was quite stirring.

 5 June AD 2022
Re: The Appointment of a Suffragan Bishop
The Presiding Bishop of the Orthodox Anglican Church, the Most Revd Thomas E. Gordon, has announced his intention to consecrate and appoint the Revd Canon Charles Hart Nalls as Suffragan Bishop. This Appointment carries with it a deep and profound prayer that The Revd Canon Charles Nalls remain faithful to God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, and to the Orthodox Anglican Church, and that the jurisdiction will remain a fervent witness throughout the world to the Words, Deeds, and Life of the Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Scriptures, and the Sacraments.
The consecration and installation will take place at Good Shepherd Anglican Church in Myrtle Beach, SC, on December 6, AD 2022.
(The Most Revd) Thomas E. Gordon
VI Presiding Bishop of the Orthodox Anglican Church





















Holy Baptism Easter Sunday

April 17, 2022

Joseph Covington Jr.    and

Elijah Covington



ASH WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2022
There will be two services for the imposition of ashes, one at noon and the other at 6:30 p.m. Confessions will be heard by appointment in the two hours preceding each service and by appointment with the rector.








Our Condolence and Prayers go out to the Bain family.  Nancy Bain passed away last night. Her funeral service is Saturday, February 5th at 11 am at Epiphany with the burial at the Amherst Cemetery to follow.



Because of the severe weather expected this weekend, Epiphany will be closed this Sunday, January 16, Please stay warm and safe. Per. Fr. Nalls









Confirmation Nov. 7, 2021, Archbishop Thomas Gordon, Reverend Cannon Charles Nall,

Priscilla (PEB) Johnson, Bonnie Kestner, Rob Robinson, and Bill Cox.





























              Blessing of the Animals The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi,

                                        Monday, October 4th.


Sweet Briar College to blessing the animals on campus. Blessings are tentatively scheduled for 11:00 am to noon and will run for about an hour.


There will be blessings of the animals at the Church of Epiphany Monday, October 4th. from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Dogs should be on leash for the event. St. Francis medals and holy cards will be available.



The Rev. Canon Charles Nalls


Blessing Of the Badges

September 29, 2021

Anherst Va.

September 29, 2021




AOC Conference  August 5, 2021, Resurrection Anglican Church, Landis, North Carolina USA 





AOC  Conference  August 7, 2021, Resurrection Anglican Church, Landis, North Carolina USA 

AOC  Conference  August 7, 2021, Resurrection Anglican Church, Landis, North Carolina USA 








                               Holy Wednesday-March 31 at 6:30 p.m.
Tenebrae- A Traditional Liturgy of Shadow and Light to enter into the Easter Triduum 


                 Maundy Thursday-April 1, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Holy Communion and Stripping of the Altar with Repose of the Sacrament 

              Good Friday-April 2, 2021 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. 
Prayers, devotions, and meditations. The Good Friday hours allow for coming and going for those who are working that day. Please enter and leave quietly as your schedule permits.


                                  Easter Vigil-April 3, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
We will hold a vigil Mass at the Rectory that evening at the garden altar, weather permitting. This will include Lighting of the New Fire and Blessing of the Font. 
               Easter Day-April 4, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
Join Us for the celebration of the Feast of the Resurrection! 


                         Easter Monday-April, 2021-Noon.
Mass at the Rectory in the garden or St. Hilda's Chapel depending on the weather. 


                              Easter Tuesday-April 6, 2021 Noon. 
Mass at the Rectory in the garden or St. Hilda's Chapel depending on the weather 


                             Easter Wednesday-April 7, 2021 Noon. 
Mass at the Rectory in the garden or St. Hilda's Chapel depending on the weather.    








There will only be a graveside service for Paul Wailes. 1 pm Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Amherst Cemetery, Amherst, VA



With sorrow, I have to announce the death of Paul Wailes yesterday February 1, 2021. His family was with him at the time of his passing. Services will be at 1 pm Saturday, February 6, 2021 details to follow.




February 2, 2021 Service at 11 am for the
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
Commonly called the Purification of the B. V. M






Edgewood Today-Our four-day retreat on "praying without ceasing" through the words of Brother Lawrence and the Russian "Pilgrim". A great group from the C.S. Lewis House in South Carolina January 2021New image 



Holy Communion on Epiphany Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 12 noon. Everyone is welcome


Happy New Year 2021


Christmas Day Service 11 am  


Christmas Eve Service 5 pm



Thanksgiving Day Service November 26, 2020, at 11 am please join us.




Thanksgiving Service November 26, 2020, at 11 am

VETERAN’S DAY- November 11, 2020 We will have a service at 12:30 pm











Saturday, October 3rd, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Church of the Epiphany

(104 Sunset behind the library)

St. Francis Medals will be available to participants.

Please have dogs on a leash.



Community blessing of the animals at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 3rd at 1:00 pm.
Said Mass for St. Francis Day at noon before the blessing.





Blessing of the Badges-Tuesday, September 29th at 10:00 a.m.- Amherst County Sheriff’s Office-There will be a blessing of law enforcement officers and officials to mark the Feast of St. Michael, the patron saint of police. Blessed St. Michael’s medals and prayer cards will be given to those in attendance. Officers on shift or otherwise unable to attend should leave their names to receive a medal and card. A service of Holy Communion will follow at the parish at noon, and LEOs and their families are cordially invited. Church of the Epiphany enthusiastically supports our law enforcement community which is remembered in prayer intentions at all services







Please note-All parish programs and events may be subject to COVID restrictions. Please check the parish website or social media page for specifics prior to an event.

Blessing of the Badges-Tuesday, September 29th at 10:00 a.m.-Amherst County Sheriff’s Office-There will be a blessing of law enforcement officers and officials to mark the Feast of St. Michael, the patron saint of police. Blessed St. Michael’s medals and prayer cards will be given to those in attendance. Officers on shift or otherwise unable to attend should leave their names to receive a medal and card. A service of Holy Communion will follow at the parish at noon, and LEOs and their families are cordially invited.

Church of the Epiphany enthusiastically supports our law enforcement community which is remembered in prayer intentions at all services.

Blessing of the Animals-Saturday, October 3rd -There will be a series of blessings of animals to mark the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

9:00-10:00 a.m.-In front of the Chapel at Sweetbriar College

10:30-11:00 a.m.-Stables at Sweetbriar College

Noon-Mass of St. Francis at Epiphany Church

1:00 p.m.-Community blessing of the animals at Church of the Epiphany (parking lot).

St. Francis medals and prayer cards will be given out to all. Please be sure that your pet is on a leash or otherwise under your control to avoid any incident.

Saints Alive!-October 31st to November 4th, Parish Hall- Coinciding with the Feast of All Saints, a part of the Rector’s collection of icons of saints of the British Isles will be on display in the parish hall. Icons are religious works of art, most commonly paintings. The most common subjects include Christ, Mary, saints, or angels. Though especially associated with “portrait” style images concentrating on one or two main figures, the term also covers most religious images in a variety of artistic media, including narrative scenes. The Rector will give a brief talk on iconography after the Mass of All Saints on November 1st just before the Adult Study.

Veterans’ Day/Armistice Day Commemoration-Wednesday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the War Memorial on Main Street. We have notified the town of our intention to commemorate our veterans with a wreath-laying and prayers at the “hour the guns fell silent” in the First World War. We are contacting veterans’ organizations for their participation. Armed forces veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms or an emblem showing their branch of service. A memorial Mass for the fallen will follow at the parish at 12:30 p.m. Please note that there will be no Bible study on this date.

Adult Studies-A new study on the Revelation of St. John will begin on Sunday, September 20 at 12:30 p.m. (There will be no study on September 13th to allow for the preparation of the course.) A packet of handouts will be available to participants. All are asked to read through the book once before the class meets.

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-Parish hall-The study of the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel continues. This will be followed by a class on the Book of Daniel, which will conclude this cycle of the study of the Major Prophets. The availability of student packets will be announced as the starting date for this class approached.

Afterschool and Homeschool Programs Update-It appear that between thirty and forty percent of Amherst County students will not be returning to the classroom. Some will be homeschooling and others will be attempting distance learning through laptop computers. The distance learning component will particularly problematic as much of the county still lacks good internet access.

We will be attempting to serve the needs of students in two ways. First, we will be installing an internet “hot spot” here in the parish to allow students to access the net several hours a day in a safe environment. Our location adjacent to the county library also makes Epiphany a good location for access to study resources. In addition, we are working to offer homeschool enrichment for an hour or so three days a week in the mornings. Our parishioners have skills in Spanish language, social studies, and other areas where we could augment homeschool curricula.

This will require of our relatively small parish a strong commitment on the part of volunteers. As well, much will depend on the assistance of parents of the students. At present, the rector is reaching out to identify homeschool parents and students wishing to have afternoon access to study hall.




Please note: A limited number of rooms are available at the rectory for those overnighting. For all interested in the diocese, the Church of the Epiphany will offer a course for lay readers and servers on Friday, November 20th beginning at 6:00 p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21st. We will cover the basics of serving and reading the Epistle at the Holy Communion, conducting morning and evening prayer by lay readers, and reading of a prepared sermon in the absence of clergy. A fee of $20.00 will cover continental breakfast, lunch, and materials. Several copies of Ritual Notes will be on offer at a discount for a separate charge. Lunch options will be sent by email to participants in mid‐October along with the prepared sermon to be read.

Lay reader participants will have the opportunity on a voluntary basis to present sermons or portions of morning and evening prayer on video for review and suggestions. Young men are particularly encouraged to attend as you will help forge the future of the Church. Clergy also is encouraged to attend with their people both to help with the program and to have an opportunity to observe particularly newcomers to these vital ministries of the church. The list of successful participants will, with approvals by parish clergy, be forwarded directly to the bishop for the Advent licensure cycle.








Bill McClenny died yesterday February 16, 2020, in his sleep from a heart attack The viewing will be at Driskill’s tomorrow from 6-8 p.m.  The service will be in Driskill's chapel at 11 am. Wednesday the 19th.  Bible study is canceled this week.

I just approved the proofs of the Lenten daily devotional from the printer. D.V., it will be here by the end of the week. I will be doing a talk on Lent and Lenten discipline at Church of the Epiphany, Amherst, Virginia on Saturday, February 22, at 12:00 noon. A book signing will follow. By tomorrow, I hope to have a page up on the St. Hilda of Whitby website (Indeed, I hope to have a site up!), with a PayPal option to order. The cost will be USD9.95 plus S&H.

   The Reverend  Canon Charles Nalls 

     Rector Church of Epiphany

     Amherst, VA.

Joint Synod January 2020

                                          2020 Vestry 


                   Carol Robinson Senior Warden


                    Bonnie Gooding Junior Warden


                                           Bill Cox




 Bazaar Nov. 23, 2019, just some of the items


Sweetbriar College the blessing of animals on the

Feast of Saint Francis. October 4, 2019

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Januray 6, 2019 Meet Rev. Canon Charles H. Nalls our new Priest-In-Charge



               Church of the Epiphany Christmas Tree at the 

The Amherst County Museum And Historical Society
154 South Main St
Amherst, VA 24521








Lessons and Carols Sunday, December 23 at 1 pm.


Christmas Day Service 11 am Rev. Canon Charles H. Nalls


The Annual Meeting will be next Sunday, December 2  after the service


Bishop Lerow Visit Sept. 9 2018


John Hoover assists as Fr. Weiss blesses the Bibles.

Bibles Dedicated to Father Crites

On Sunday, July 1st the Church of the Epiphany (Amherst) dedicated large print King James Version Bibles to be placed in the pews in memory of The Rev. William Crites.
Fr. Crites had served Epiphany for many years and was Priest-In-Charge at the time of his death in February 2018. In addition to serving at Epiphany Fr. Crites, with his wife Lois, started St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Lexington,
Virginia. He also faithfully served congregations in Clifton Forge, Blacksburg, and Charlottesville.




After the Service, July 29 we are having a luncheon at the Briar Patch.

Obituary for Dr. Larry Raymond Jewell DDS

Larry Raymond Jewell, DDS of Altavista, passed away on July 11, 2018, at Lynchburg General Hospital after several years of deteriorating health. He is survived by his wife, Lucinda Fayrene of the home, a daughter Michele "Micki" Kathleen Brumfield (Chris) of Altavista, a son, Charles Scott Jewell (Monica) of Burlington, NC, and a granddaughter, Alexandra "Andra" June (Daniel) Nassif of Roanoke.

Dr. Jewell was born in Neodesha, KS to Charles Raymond and Ruth Bressie Jewell on March 16, 1937. Upon graduating from high school he entered the US Navy as a dental technician. He graduated from Washington University School of Dentistry in St. Louis, MO in 1966 and rejoined the Navy as a 2nd Lieutenant. He practiced dentistry for 50 years at the Naval Shipyard in Norfolk and Altavista until his retirement in 2016.

He served the Altavista and surrounding community in many capacities as President of the Exchange Club, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of America and Altavista Town Council. He also served on the Board of the Piedmont Council, the Board of Central Virginia Community College; he volunteered to teach dental students at the free dental clinic in Lynchburg and volunteered his dental services to the residents of Autumn Care in Altavista.

He was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Amherst from 1983 until his passing. He volunteered and served as a usher and vestry member for many years. 

A graveside service will be held at Green Hill Cemetery, Altavista on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. with military honors by American Legion Post 16. Following the service at 11:00 a.m., a memorial service will be held at Finch and Finch Chapel. A reception will immediately follow the second service at the Altavista Area YMCA. All family and friends are invited to attend all services and the reception.

The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
 This Sunday, July 1 We will be dedicating Bibles to Fr. Crites and Blessing the Bibles.Hope to see you there. Holy Communion this Sunday at 11 AM
Holy Communion March 25 Palm Sunday 11 AM


     Morning Prayer All Sundays in April 11 AM



                          Morning Prayer March 4  
                        Holy Communion March 11     
                          Morning Prayer March 18 
                Holy Communion March 25 Palm Sunday 





                               Crites, Reverend William Charles

The Reverend William Charles Crites of Amherst, Va., formerly of Buena Vista, Va., went to be with his Lord Jesus on Friday, February 2, 2018. He was born in Dayton, Ohio to Emerson Harold Crites and Arabelle Freeman Crites. He is survived by three sons, Michael and wife, Germaine, Jim and wife, Becky, and David; and one daughter, Eileen Nicholson, and husband, Chris. He had five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, in 2014; four sisters, Mary Grilliot, Carol Freeman, Ann Hollingsworth, and Gail Schlater; and one brother, Robert Crites. A memorial Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 1 p.m., at Clifford Baptist Church, 635 Fletchers Level Road, Amherst VA 24521, with a reception immediately following. Inurnment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to your local hospice.
The arrangements for Fr. Crites memorial service and reception will be at Clifford Baptist Church on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 1 pm.  
The address for  is:
635 Fletchers Level Road
Amherst VA 24521
 take US-29 N to VA-151 N  turn left                                                                       Continue on VA-151 N. to State Rte 610 turn right                                               
Clifford Baptist Church  635 Fletchers Level Road on right.

I have received confirmation from Fr. Crites daughter Eileen that they will have the service start at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 17. Not sure where as soon as I know I will let everyone know.




A request from Eileen: for those you want to send food please delay until the funeral service. Right now only Eileen and Michael are at the house and by midweek only Michael.Everything is greatly appreciated, whenever anything is done in memory if Fr. Crites.

The family is still getting everything arranged hope to know more this week.
With great sorrow that I inform you Fr. Crites passed away at 3:16 pm February 2. As soon are I get more information I will let everyone know.


 Eileen Fr. Crites daughter called a short while ago to give a update on her father.

On Monday he saw the Dr. and discussed his results. The consensus was not to try any medication and slow down what he has been taking. As of yesterday, he is under hospice care. As long as he is not moving he is not hurting.

The family asked No visitation or phone calls.

Eileen is keeping me posted and I will pass it on.

Please keep the whole family in your prayers.
As it stands right now, We will have Morning Prayer Sunday, February 4 and Fr. Weiss will celebrate Holy Communion 
Sunday, February 11.

                                       Vestry 2018

                        Senior Warden: Carol Roninson                                                                                         Junior Warden: Eldon Cox                                                                                             Helen Lewis                                                                                                                  John Hoover                                                                                                                    Charles Patrick                                                                                                                                           Other Church officers                                                                                                   Treasurer: Rob Robinson                                                                                          Administrative & Vestry Secretary Carol Robinson



The annual parish meeting                   

will be Sunday, December 10

 after the service with a potluck to follow the meeting.





                                          Christmas Services

Sunday, December 24, 11 am Morning Prayer
Christmas Eve December 24, Holy Communion 7 pm
Christmas Day December 25, Holy Communion 10 am


                         Don't forget It's time to turn your clocks back. 

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 5 - meaning when the clock strikes 2 a.m., we'll be "falling back" an hour to 1 a.m.







   Homer Caldwell said there would be a memorial for Phyllis, at their house Saturday, Nov. 11th., from 1 'til 4. The address is 235 Riverville Rd., Route 600,  go right on Rt. 60-East. It's about a quarter of a mile, at the top of the hill, on the left.





            The ladies of Epiphany will be meeting at the church

                                  Wednesday, October 11 at 11 am





                           Funeral arrangements for John Nash

   John Nash passed away this morning July 3. Service will be at Epiphany,
on Friday, July 7at 11 AM. Burial at Amherst Cemetery, with a reception at Epiphany to follow.

      Funeral arrangements for Canon Wallace C. Shields

As most of you know by now, Canon Wallace Shields entered the gates of

larger life earlier this week.  John Shields, Canon and Mrs. Shield's son,
has asked that I distribute the following funeral information throughout
the diocese.  Please feel free to pass this information on to any who may
not be on this list.
Funeral arrangements for Canon Wallace Shields:
The funeral will be held on Saturday, June 17, at
Harrison Funeral Home
714 South Main Street
Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 463-2912
The family will greet friends at the funeral home starting at 1:00 pm.
and the service will begin at 2:00 pm. in the funeral home chapel. 
Interment will follow at the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery in Lexington.
Cards may be sent to Mrs. Alice Shields at:
16 Chamberlain Loop
Lexington, VA  24450
Please continue to keep the family in your prayers.









On Sunday morning April 23 at 8 AM Ed Lewis passed away.

Service will be at Good Shepherd in Evington, VA at 11 AM 
Saturday, April 29.





                                            Holy Week

    Maundy Thursday, April 13 will be celebrated in the undercroft

                                         at 7pm


Good Friday, April 14 the church will be open at 12 noon with a service                                                   at  2:30 pm   




                                           Vestry for 2017

                        Senior Warden: Helen Lewis                                                                                          Junior Warden: Eldon Cox                                                                                             Evi Kirkmam                                                                                                                   John Hoover                                                                                                                    Charles Patrick                                                                                                                                                   Other Church officers                                                                                                          Treasurer: Rob Robinson                                                                                          Administrative & Vestry Secretary Carol Robinson



Because we had to cancel church last Sunday. This Sunday, Jan. 15 we will celebrate Epiphany. The service will be Morning Prayer at 11 AM.





Church services for tomorrow Jan. 8th. has been canceled due to the snow.






Happy New Year and may God bless everyone.

Holy Communion Sunday, January 1, 2017, at 11 AM   



  Holy Communion               

 Christmas Carols at 6:50 pm    

Christmas Eve Service Saturday, December 24, 7 pm

Christmas Service Sunday, December 25, 11 am



Annual Meeting will be Sunday, December 11, after the service with a potluck to follow.

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