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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!

Holy Week Services

Sunday, April 9 / Palm Sunday - 

8:00, 9:00, 11:15 a.m. / Holy Eucharist with palms and passion narrative

Monday, April 10 / Holy Monday -

7 p.m. / Compline via HNEC Facebook Live

Tuesday, April 11 / Holy Tuesday -

7 p.m. / Taize Service with "Forgiven and Free Band" in Historic Chapel

Wednesday, April 12 / Holy Wednesday -

6 p.m. / Soup Supper

7 p.m. / Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers

Thursday, April 13 / Maundy Thursday -

7 p.m. / Holy Eucharist with foot washing and stripping of altar

9 p.m. - midnight / Prayer Vigil in Historic Chapel

Friday, April 14 / Good Friday -

12 noon / Good Friday Liturgy in Historic Chapel

7 p.m. / Stations of the Cross led by Confirmands and Youth

Saturday, April 15 / Holy Saturday -

7:30 p.m. / Great Vigil of Easter

Sunday, April 16 / Easter Sunday -

8:00, 9:00, 11:15 a.m. / Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m. / Easter Egg Hunt

Contact:  Rev. Charlie Bauer at cbauer@hickoryneck.org

Bishop's Visit

Hickory Neck Church's triennial Biship's visit will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

All those interested in confirmation, reception, or reaffirmation can do so at that visit. 

For adults, completion of the Discovery Class last fall makes you eligible for these options.  If you missed the class, contact the Rev. Charlie Bauer at cbauer@hickoryneck.org

For youth interested in confirmation, a 12-session class will begin in late January, 2017.  Class attendance is mandatory

Contact:  Rev. Charlie Bauer at cbauer@hickoryneck.org

High Fiber Festival - 2017

The first High Fiber Festival will be held at Hickory Neck Episcopal Church, in Toano, VA, on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Rain or Shine).  This festival will celebrate the fiber animals, farmers, and artisans of our region.

Admission:  $5.00 per car


Activities will include vendors, delicious food, fiber animals, demonstrations, hands-on fiber crafts, door prizes, tours of the Historic Chapel, children’s activities, and more!  For added details, a map / directions, and vendor registration form, go to the following website:


Contact:  Linda Becker