Anglican Church of the Epiphany
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Church of the Epiphany

104 Epiphany Court

 Amherst, VA  24521



Phone: (434)-946-2524



Rev. Canon Charles H. Nalls

Phone (202)-262-5519 



Services are Sunday at 11:00 am 


Bible study Sunday at 12:45 pm and Wednesday at 10:30 am.                 





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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

The Reverend Canon Charles Nalls

Carol Robinson

Bishop  Donald Lerow


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


<October 27, 2019, The institution of The Reverend Conon Charles H. Nalls as Priest and Rector of The Church of the Epiphany by The Right Reverend Donald Lerow Bishop Ordinary

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The Bishop's visit Sunday, Oct. 27. He will be Instituting the Rev. Canon Charles Nalls as Priest and Rector of Church of the Epiphany


Saturday, October 5, Church of the Epiphany in Amherst, VA. will be holding a Blessing of the Animals at the Church from 12 to 1. Bring your pets and have them blessed. Dogs are required to be on a leash.


Woman of Epiphany meeting 11 am Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Evi's

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 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 arrangments 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



                                                     Bishop's Visit
       The Right Reverend Donald Lerow Bishop Ordinary will be at Epiphany for his annual visit on Sunday, September 10. Some of the ladies wish to do a potluck of difference salads that Sunday. 
If you would like to help here are some ideas vegetable salad, seafood salad, chicken salad, jello salad, Fruit salad, or anything you like.


                           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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