Who We Are

This page provides information and links to resources about the Anglican Communion, the Episcopal Church, the Diocese of Virginia and details about St. Dunstan's parish in McLean, Virginia.

St. Dunstan's is a Episcopal Church of around 250 families. The congregation started in the late fifties, and built the current church building in the sixties. Beginning in 1999 the church launched a major renovation plan, Worship Enhancement. In November 2003 the church celebrated completion of the work including: updating the HVAC system, improving the lighting, renovating the chancel and expanding the organ. We welcome you to come worship with us in our enhanced environment. In October 2016, we celebrated 60 years carrying out our mission: "To build and strengthen relationships among God and God's children, through Christ our Lord".

St. Dunstan's has a small staff, but a lively volunteer corps. Everyone has something to contribute, and all are valued for their ministry. From a recent survey of St. Dunstan's congregation, we learned that most found St. Dunstan's when they moved to the area, and stayed because of the clergy and the warm welcome. We are a warm, welcoming, child-friendly community church. We aspire to being even more inclusive, intergenerational, diverse, and spirit-filled.

The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.during the winter and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the summer. Please feel free to contact the Rev. Stephen Shepherd, the parish rector, or Barbara Everhart, the parish administrator, at (703) 356-7533 or via the appropriate email address on our Staff page. Gray Snead leads our children's Christian Education. We have several choirs for all ages. David Lang, organist and choirmaster, leads the adult Alleluia choir and the Praise choir for those ages 9 - 18. Janet Adams leads the children's Joy choir (ages 5-8) and adult " 5th Sunday" Spirit choir and Hedy Rothfuss directs the adult choirs. They can all be reached through the church office.

St. Dunstan's is also pleased and proud to serve as host to a number of community groups and organizations, including Boy Scout Troop 652, Cub Scout Pack 1867, and the McLean Youth Orchestra.