Church of the Holy Apostles

Church of the Holy Apostles

Episcopal/Roman Catholic Church • Community of Virginia Beach
Our Vision: Choosing love over separation. Unity over division. Choosing Christ above all things.

A sacred space

for everyone

Striving to help you

connect to Jesus

Reaching the world

for Christ

to Our Church

Welcome To Holy Apostles

To unite all in Christ through Word, Sacrament, and Service to Parish and Community. We are an ecumenical community chartered and supported by the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Take some time to learn how Holy Apostles came into being following an after dinner conversation between Bishop Walter F. Sullivan of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond and his friend, Bishop David S. Rose of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia in 1977.

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About Us


We are an intimate and close knit family who welcome like minded individuals to join us. While we pursue our unique ministry of ecumenism, we are ever-mindful, and observant of our respective traditions. Due to current constraints, we hold two services weekly with most families attending both. There is a nursery and Children's Liturgy to cater to younger members. We are grateful for the richness of our respective faith traditions and welcome Christians of all denominations to celebrate in Christ with us.

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This Week
& Our Services
Sunday Services:Episcopal Service 10 A.M.
Catholic Service at 10:45 A.M.
  • Sunday 11:45 AM Fellowship and Adult Christian Formation

  • Tuesday 9 am Bible Study and 1 pm Zumba

  • 2nd/4th Wednesday only: 1-3 PM Utility Assistance for VB residents. We can pledge up to $50 once per year per family for a utility bill.

Our Search continues for an Episcopal Priest

Our search : Press here for details of our Church and to meet the Discernment Committee.


To see our Parish Profile: Press here for details of our Proflie.


To meet our Vestry and Staff, Press here.

Together we are working to make a difference to our world.

Upcoming Events

What We Do

Special Formational Events

Stay tuned for our upcoming retreats.


Feed the hungry

Food Bank is temporarily discontinued; however,
Our Manna collection provides support for families in need through Social Services.

Financial Help

On 2nd and 4th Wednesdays between 1-3 pm by appointment.

Summer Homeless Families

We will help provide a safe place for homeless families during the summer months as hotel rents rise.


We do adult and baby diaper drives. Provide Christmas for EdMarc Families. Sales of African goods help building wells in Africa. InterFaithPrayerGroup-formerly CUMLEGO (Catholic, United Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopal, and Greek Orthodox) Dialog. Interfaith Meditation. Hold dream understanding sessions. Feeding at the Winter Homeless Shelter at Wycliffe Presbyterian Church. Zumba Gold meets on Tuesday.

News & Happenings

Join us for our Lenten programs.

LENT: Begin your 40 day journey on Tuesday, February 13 for our a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday at 6 pm.

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, with Distribution of Ashes from 12-3 p.m. and a Prayer Service at 7 pm.

We will have many opportunities for Lenten devotions such as Sunday Christian Formation Lenten Series, and our Wednesdaynevening Soup & Study program.

There are daily devotional booklets, Rice Bowls (supporting CRS and ERD), and the Prayer Partner Program.

FASTING AND ABSTINENCE We celebrate Lent with fasting on special days. In the Roman Catholic tradition, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting (one main meal with some other foods) and abstinence (no meat). All Fridays are days of fasting and abstinence. In the Episcopal tradition, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of prayer, fasting, and “special acts of discipline and self-denial” (BCP) ************************.Bishop40th

Our 40th Anniversary with Bishop Herman Hollerith IV, Diocese of Southern VA with our Clergy. Below are thirteen original members of the Church of the Holy Apostles, the dioceses' only Episcopal/Roman Catholic ecumenical community, j
Original members (left to right): Edith Byrnes, Bill Byrnes, Bonnie Startt, Lee Startt, Joe Byrnes, Jack Sirrine, Jean Koch, Pete Koch, Joan Flowers, Karen Royall, Mike Cherwa, Annette Cherwa, and Jean Pruitt Original40th

Read Father Alan Mead's article in the Catholic Virginian:Holy Apostles:Christ Above all things Click here to link to the article.

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