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  • Worship service at Hickory Neck Episcopal Church, Toano, VA
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  • A warm welcome from the greeters at Hickory Neck Episcopal Church, Toano, VA
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  • Historic Hickory Neck Episcopal Church, Toano, VA

Welcome To Our Church

We're glad you're here!


Sunday Services

8:00  Holy Eucharist, Rite I (Said)

9:00  Holy Eucharist, Rite II (Family)

10:15  Education & Fellowship

11:15  Holy Eucharist, Rite II


Morning Prayer

8:15 a.m.  Mon - Fri 

(Historic Chapel)

Inclement Weather Plan​:  In case of extreme weather or other emergencies, cancellation notices will be posted on this page.


8300 Richmond Road

Toano, VA 23168

Map & Directions

Ph. 757-566-0276


About Us

We are a church that is dedicated to serving others and serving God. This is the core of our vision and our mission.


We would love to hear from you. Feel free to give us a shout and connect with us.

Message From Our Rector

"Finding a church home is challenging.  You want a place where you can be yourself, where you can bring your doubts, questions, and concerns, where you can be inspired and uplifted, and where you can find a greater purpose.  Hickory Neck Episcopal Church does that and so much more.  After you have taken some time to get to know us through our website, I hope you will come and meet us in person.  You are welcome here!"

The Reverend Jennifer Andrews-Weckerly

Our Ministries

Working toward a better world!


The worship at Hickory Neck is joyous!  Whether in the quiet of the candlelit Christmas Eve midnight Mass or the moving celebration of the Great Vigil of Easter, these ministries ensure our parishioners are well-fed through our Sunday worship services.

Contact:  Hope Brans

Pastoral Care

Hickory Neck is known for its warmth and caring, and these traits are evident through our Pastoral Care ministries.  These activities promote a sense of family within our parish.

Contact:  Alyson Ross

Christian Formation

Our formation ministries focus on the education of all generations on the Bible, faith and ethics, spirituality, and Christianity in the modern world.

Contact:  Alan Zoellner

Parish Life

At Hickory Neck we really enjoy each other's company, and find many ways to gather outside of Sunday worship.  The Parish Life committee is very active throughout the year with a wide range of support minstries that are vital to the health and happiness of our community.

Contact:  Terri Lensenmayer


Helping those in need in our local community has become a vital part of the work of Hickory Neck parishioners.  A large number of members are involved in some form of outreach.  We support more than a dozen local charities in one way or another.

Contact:  Pete Haines


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Upcoming Events

Come and get involved!

Discovery Classes

Join us for a six week Discovery Class beginning Thursday, September 21 at 7pm. This course is intended for those new to Hickory Neck and the Episcopal Church, as well as any who would like a refresher on topics including Holy Scriptures, Church History, and Liturgy.

We will also discuss ways to engage in ministries here at Hickory Neck.  Please contact the Rev. Charlie Bauer at(cbauer@hickoryneck.org or call the office) to sign up so we have materials for you.

Contact:  Rev. Charlie Bauer

Fall Festival

The 17th Annual Fall Festival will be held at Hickory Neck Episcopal Church in Toano, VA, on Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Activities will include: a silent auction, tours of the Historic Chapel by local historian Martha McCartney, and many children’s events including hay rides.  Delicious baked goods, homestyle cooking for bulk sale (Brunswick Stew & pork barbeque), arts and crafts, and attic treasures will be available for purchase.  Live music will be performed by the Solid Rock Bluegrass Gospel Band.


All proceeds will be used to benefit several local charities, including: Angels of Mercy Medical Clinic, Avalon, Williamsburg Faith in Action, Salvation Army Transitional Housing, and other local charities.

This is always an event with something for everyone to enjoy!   For more information, go to


Contact:  David Hartsough

Blessing of the Animals

Come join us at our "Blessing of the Animals" Service at Hickory Neck Church on Sunday, October 22, at 9:00 am.  We will be celebrating Holy Communion and blessing our animal companions under the tent in front of our New Chapel so all creatures great and small are welcome!

Contact:  The Rev. Charlie Bauer

100th Anniversary Celebration Sunday

The 100th Anniversary of the Consecration of The Hickory Neck Church will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

Our Guest Preacher will be the Rt. Rev. Wayne P. Wright.

Service will start at the Historic Church, to include a Ceremonial Note Burning and Pledge In-Gathering.

A Festive Reception will follow the 10:00 a.m. service.

Contact:  The Rev. Jennifer Andrews-Weckerly

As You Wish -

An Act of Love

An "As You Wish" program will be held in the New Chapel at Hickory Neck Episcopal Church on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.

Come learn how to create or update an Advanced Medical Health Care and Treatment Plan of your choice.

The program is FREE, but registration is required.

Registration:  cgaylord@hickoryneck.org by November 1, 2017.

Contact:  Carolyn Gaylord