Our History

Our Story

Hickory Neck traces its roots to 1734, but lives in the present.  Our historic church, built in 1774, is still in active use; however, much of our spiritual life emanates from our new church, dedicated in 2006.

We are an Episcopal congregation in the Diocese of Southern Virginia and part of the Episcopal Church whose membership includes 109 dioceses and 17 nations.  We are a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion​. 

We have members who come from an evangelical background and are active in Cursillo​​​​​​​, and we have members who prefer the more ancient liturgy of a high church.  In Christ we all come together “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ” (BCP 855).

Whether you come to us from another faith tradition, as a lifelong Episcopalian, or with more questions than faith, at Hickory Neck you will find a warm welcome and a home.  We are excited to get to know you.  Please join us.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.  We pursue this purpose as we pray and worship, proclaim the Gospel, and promote justice, peace, and love.  We carry out our purpose through the ministry of all our members.

Our Mission

Through the ever open doors of our historic church, our mission is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ by providing a loving, sharing, Christian community centered around the meaningful, joyful worship of Almighty God, and to continue expanding our ministries to the community at large and to one another.