Founders' Day Festival
Join Us for our Founders’ Day Festival Celebrating our 313th Anniversary on December 7th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring Bettie Weaver at 11 a.m. and Representatives of the Monacan Nation at 1 p.m. Full schedule of events!
Manakin Episcopal Church will celebrate the 313th anniversary of the passage of the Act of the House of Burgesses that granted a Royal Charter for the establishment of the Parish. The day will feature historical talks and presentations, musical groups representing historical eras from the past three centuries, local vendors offering wares for Christmas gifts, children’s activities, and food!
The Keynote Speaker for the Festival will be Mrs. Bettie Weaver, retired educator for whom Bettie Weaver Elementary School in Midlothian is named! She will be speaking on The Huguenot Settlers, Thomas Jefferson, and the Development of Religious Freedom. Representatives of the Monacan Nation, our predecessors on this land, will speak at 1 p.m., followed by Tribal Dancers.
Other speakers and presenters will include “Sir Thomas Dale” and his Red Cap Militiamen from Henricus Historical Park, the Huguenot Society of Virginia, and the Sir Thomas Dale Chapter of the Colonial Dames of Virginia, Seventeenth Century, among others. The presentations will take place in several sites at the Church and the Huguenot Society’s Headquarters next door.
If you would like to have more information, please call the Church Office at 804-794-6401 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a suburban church conveniently located in a rural setting of Powhatan County just 1 mile west of Route 288. The congregation is a blend of members from a wide geographic area that includes Powhatan, Chesterfield, and Henrico counties. Manakin Episcopal Church was founded in 1700. The church is a member of the Diocese of Southern Virginia.
Our cornerstone beliefs include a committment to the parish family, Christian education, and community service through outreach. If you are searching for a church home and would like more information about Manakin, please contact us so we can learn more about you. We look forward to your visit.