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St. Paul's Episcopal Church

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Address: 815 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: 804 643 3589
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Stopped in on our way to the car in a drizzle. Services were being held do we did not get to see the sanctuary except through side doors. Did not notice a way for limited mobility... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Paw Paw, Michigan
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Paw Paw, Michigan
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109 reviews 109 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stopped in on our way to the car in a drizzle. Services were being held do we did not get to see the sanctuary except through side doors. Did not notice a way for limited mobility folks yo get up the stairs. There are 2 handrails on the steps, but there are over a dozen steps. Pretty, but not special... More 

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Durham NC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I attended a Lenten lunch and service, a tradition for which St. Paul's is rightly well known. As a child, I sometimes attended Holy Week services there; the church has thoughtfully offered preaching and fellowship throughout Lent for over a hundred years. The message of the guest speaker was encouraging, challenging us to love perfectly, as God does, loving all... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This church is absolutely filled with amazing relics from history, the pew where Robert E Lee worshiped from ... Plaques, Tiffany windows ... It is an incredibly beautiful sanctuary. The best in the city.

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For history buffs of the Civil War, this is a must see! Beyond the neo-classical façade (just next to the State Capitol), doors open to a vast space illuminated by stained glass, and plaques on the walls recounting the deaths from the civil war. Jefferson Davis was in a pew there when he learned Richmond "had fallen", and you can... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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146 reviews 146 reviews
56 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We went to St. Paul's for Lessons & Carols on Christmas Eve and it was a wonderful, well-down, classic treat. Surprised to see it so sparsely attended. As visitors from out of town, we thought it would be packed. What's up, Richmond? This is a treasure!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Attended a special Eucharistic service celebrated by the Episcopal bishop of Virginia. The church has a good sound system and a fantastic pipe organ. Good acoustics. Worth visiting.

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Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Beautiful sanctuary..gorgeous Tiffany windows..Has the pew where Robert E Lee was sitting when notified Union forces were on their way.

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Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Beautiful church, Self guided I just waked in. I wish they did a tour but it is an active church from the information I saw. Full of history

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North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is not marked on the tour guides, but was mentioned by someone in the visitors information center as a site not to miss. It's just across from the Capitol Building on Grace Street and is well worth the stop as it has the most beautiful soaring Tiffany stained glass windows throughout the Sanctuary. They are breathtaking!!! There is no... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

At St. Paul's the sum is greater than the parts, the welcoming and peaceful feeling of the church makes it a great respite.The stained glass windows are magnificent. It’s a rare opportunity to see so many Tiffany windows outside of a museum. Pick up the info brochure in the entrance for some interesting history, for example, the beautiful window featuring... More 

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