St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in McLean, Virginia is a lively community of Christians actively seeking God and striving to be agents for His love in the world. We encourage you to join us for worship and fellowship at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, located at 1830 Kirby Road, McLean, Virginia. A map and directions are available HERE.
These are dedicated church members, 7th grade or older, who assist the clergy in the conduct of worship services as crucifers, torchbearers, and banner-bearers. Training is provided. Contact: Catherine Beauchamp.
The Altar Guild prepares the sanctuary and chapel for worship services, weddings, and funerals. Duties include setup before services, cleanup after services, as well as maintenance of silver, brass, and altar linens. St. Dunstan’s currently has three teams who rotate on a weekly basis. New members are always welcome to join this vital ministry. Training is provided, no previous experience is needed. Contact: Pat Moore.
Choir The choir helps lead the congregation in worship at the 10:15 A.M. service each Sunday from September to June. On occasion, choirs from multiple churches join together for a special worship service. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings. A contingent of choir members help lead the whole year, including summer, though the entire choir is usually only present through June. Contact: David Lang.
Coming together to give our thanks and praise to God.
A lay person who assists the clergy during worship by distributing the Chalice (cup of wine) during Communion. Contact: Rev. Stephen Shepherd or Rev. Anna Scherer.
A layperson trained to offer prayers on behalf of those desiring to heal for themselves and for others. Healing Ministry is offered on the first and third Sundays of each month. Contact: Rev. Stephen Shepherd or Rev. Anna Scherer.
A layperson trained in reading scripture and the Prayers of the People during worship services. Contact: Rev. Stephen Shepherd or Rev. Anna Scherer.
These parishioners present the elements (the bread and wine) at the altar after the offering. Contact: Rev. Stephen Shepherd or Rev. Anna Scherer.
These parishioners distribute service programs before the service; set up the sound system and distribute hearing aids, help find seats when the church is crowded; take up the offering; assist communicants returning from the altar rail, and inform clergy when someone needs communion and/or healing in the pews. Contact: Rev. Stephen Shepherd or Rev. Anna Scherer.
This wooded area is where the ashes of many parishioners and friends are
interred. A bronze plaque with the names of all who are buried in this garden is found inside the church. This garden is open to the public and provides a peaceful environment for contemplation and prayer.
Pet Memorial Garden
This wooded area to the left of the St. Francis Chapel is where the ashes of pets can be interred.
St. Francis Chapel
Our outdoor chapel, located near the woods and our memorial gardens. Every October, a Blessing of the Animals is held at this chapel.
Vinson Hall is a retirement community just a few blocks from St. Dunstan’s. Some of the residents there are parishioners or Episcopalians from other churches. Our clergy goes to Vinson Hall once a month to lead a Eucharist service in their chapel. This is held on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. Parishioners are welcome to participate by being a lector, or chalicer, or setting up before the service. Contact: Ann Dietrich.