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Our Story

Our Sunday worship is at 8 and 9 am on Sundays in Immanuel Chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary (shown on the right).

We are grateful for the continued collaboration of Virginia Theological Seminary and Immanuel Episcopal Church-on-the-Hill, a collaboration which stretches back all 55 years of Church of the Resurrection's existence. Both the seminary and Immanuel are are sharing their facilities with us while we build 113 units of affordable housing and a new church facility.

The Diocese of Virginia founded Church of the Resurrection in 1964 due suburbanization of our City’s West End. Our founding priest, the Rev. Frank Pisani, was Director of Development at Virginia Theological Seminary. We worshiped for 18 months at Hammond School (see photo on the right)—then a high school—while building a church on North Beauregard Street next to what is today the Episcopal Retirement Center called Goodwin House. Our first Rector, the Rev. Jim Green, had been the Assistant Rector of Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, and many of our first members were from that church.
Our original church building (see photo on the right) is now closed and will be demolished in 2019 to make way for 113 units of affordable housing for working families and a new 5,000 square foot church with occupancy in the spring of 2021. Resurrection’s members see this as an unselfish Christian response to the need of our City, which has lost over 90% of its affordable housing since 2000.
Our new church, shown on the right next to what will be housing for moderate-income working families in the West End of our city.