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celebrating God's love at work in our lives and in the world

Valuing scripture, tradition and reason as the foundation of our faith, Eastern Shore Chapel is a welcoming church in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia. We seek to be conduits of God's healing and restoration, working toward openness and understanding, justice, and healing and wholeness of life for all people.


Our Virginia Beach Episcopal Church welcomes everyone into the full life and ministry of the church. If you're looking for a Spirit-filled, Christ-centered community where you can grow in your faith and relationship with Jesus, you'll feel right at home in our congregation.

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Children and Youth Registration

To register, click here

Christmas Pageant Information

For all Advent & Christmas Services, click here


Advent Noonday Prayer

Thursdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 @12pm


Youth Christmas Party

Sunday, Dec. 10 @4pm

Randy McKee's house

Lunch Bunch

Thursday, Dec. 14 @11am

Parish Hall

Handel's Messiah

Sunday, Dec. 17 @4pm


Longest Night/Blue Christmas

Wednesday, Dec. 20 @6pm


Christmas Eve Service times

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that understands your needs

Are you PCSing to Hampton Roads, or perhaps recently relocated here? Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church has a long history of welcoming and supporting the local military community. Our large church community of retired military members readily provides a listening ear, empathy, and active encouragement to military families. Watch our military welcome video and learn more on how we support military families >


Family Focus

Our children and youth programming is active, exciting and geared to grow your family's faith at all ages.

Handbell Choir at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach.

Our traditional music ministry includes a 30-member SATB Parish choir, Children's Music Experience, ESC Ringers, concerts, music camp & more.

Prison Ministry at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach.
Prison Ministry

"I was in prison and you visited me.” We focus on inmates with long sentences whom family has stopped visiting.

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Our Rabbi

Our clergy includes a "rabbi scholar," who shares with us his knowledge of the Hebrew Scripture and Jewish faith.

Parish Day School at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach.
Parish Day School

One of the top preschools in Hampton Roads, our full-day care has maintained the coveted NAEYC accreditation.

Outdoor chapel and labyrinth at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach.
Extensive Grounds

Come explore our 32 acres of land, including an outdoor chapel & labyrinth. Caring for God's creation is a priority.

Chapel Food Pantry at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach.
Chapel Pantry

We feed the hungry onsite, with full client choice in our aisles and produce market. Donate or volunteer!

Cemetery at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach.

We have one of the area's few cemeteries that allow engraved memorial stones. Soon expanding by 1800 graves.

Learn More >


on a mission

To love all as Christ loves us and to share the light of God through worship, service, and ministry.

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