St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland

Traditional Anglicanism: First Millenium Faith for the Third Millenium Alexandria, VA
St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland
St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland

Who We Are

Welcome!

Saint Andrew and Saint Margaret of Scotland is a friendly, diverse, inter-generational, and thriving parish in Alexandria, Virginia that draws its members from all over the northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. area.

We have an extremely active calendar that offers many opportunities for study, ministry, and participation in annual fellowship and local events for the entire family.

The central core of our community is worship and fellowship. We offer a choice of three different services each Sunday that will be familiar to both those of Anglican backgrounds and those who have joined us from other Christian denominations. A lively coffee hour follows both the 9:00am and 11:15am services.

St. Andrew and St. Margaret of Scotland is in the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic States and part of the worldwide Anglican Catholic Church, which represents an unbroken and steadfast faithfulness to the ancient English Church that was established in 597 AD. Our services are conducted according to the time-honored 1928 Book of Common Prayer, Anglican Missal, the 1940 Hymnal, as well as highlights the majestic language of the King James translation of the Holy Bible.

We cordially invite you to visit us to understand why many travel over 20 miles each week to make this their spiritual home.

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Multigenerational, Historic

Programs
Community Service, Faith and Work, Choir, Nursery, Adult Education, Food Pantry

Music
Traditional Hymns, Organ, Chanting, A capella, Psalms a capella

Denomination
Anglican Catholic

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1978

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
402 E Monroe Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

Phone
703-683-3343

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
Worship at St, Andrew and St Margaret reflects the rich diversity of the Anglican liturgical tradition. We use the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, Anglican Missal, and the King James Version of the Holy Bible in our worship. We have three Sunday morning services, each reflecting a different style of worship. Our 7:45 service is a Prayer Book Holy Communion with no hymns for those who prefer a quieter, more meditative worship experience. The 9:00 service is a Prayer Book Holy Communion with hymns, some sung prayers, an offertory by the choir, and a sermon – with Morning Prayer on the 4th Sunday of the month. The 11:15 service is a Sung Mass with Incense according to rubrics of the Anglican Missal and includes the Aspergus before the service, hymns, sung prayers, chanted propers from the Missal, an offertory by the choir, incense and bells. There are also opportunities for Morning Prayer, Evensong, Holy Unction, and other liturgies throughout the year.

What is the community like?
The Church of St. Andrew & St. Margaret is a vibrant, growing parish within the worldwide Anglican Catholic Church located just outside our nation's capitol in the heart of Northern Virginia. If you are searching for a spiritual home, we welcome you to join us for worship and study. We guarantee you will find a friend here.

What if I'm not a Christian?
All are welcome to come and worship. One must be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in order to receive Holy Communion, but all may come and experience the breadth and depth of traditional Anglican Worship and prayer with us.

Leadership View all

John Roddy

Father Roddy needs little introduction to our many parishioners that have been with us several decades. He was an active member of St. Margaret’s from 1981 to 1995. He attended Holyrood Seminary in Liberty, New York, and was ordained in 1999 by Archbishop Mark Haverland after having taken his canonical exams in our Diocese of the Middle Atlantic States. During 2004-2005, he taught Bible Study at St. Andrew & St. Margaret while he was the Priest-in-Charge at our sister parish of St. Michael the Archangel in Frederick, Maryland. The Rev. John L. Roddy was born in Georgia, received his B.A. degree at the University of Georgia, and later did graduate work in the School of Theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army and in the U.S. Army Reserve, from which he retired in 1998 as a Lieutenant Colonel of Cavalry. Further, he has served as a senior staffer in the U.S. Senate, as a senior policy analyst with the U.S. Department of Education, and as Director of Federal Programs in the Georgia Department of Education. Father Roddy is learned in history and literature. He is theologically sound and grounded in Anglicanism. He is married to Carolyn and has four children.

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