Welcome to the website for St. Michael’s Episcopal Church! Within its pages lies a treasure trove of information about our ministries, St. Michael's history, up-to-date calendars and schedules, and other information, including our Annual Report and a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs).
St. Michael’s is a vibrant church serving the Arlington community. Here you will find a congregation focused on quality liturgy, joyful fellowship and generous outreach and mission. We are proudly affiliated with the Diocese of Virginia in The Episcopal Church.
For more information, please contact the Parish Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 703-241-2474. Email addresses of other individuals and groups involved in our church are on the Contactspage.
On-street parking, including reserved handicap parking spaces, is available around the church. Access for persons with disabilities is via the Office entrance on N. 11th Road. An interior elevator provides access between the Sanctuary and Parish Hall.
Our Governance Governance of St. Michael's is the responsibility of the Rector and Vestry, in accordance with the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. The Vestry has also chartered a number of committees to assist with governance and stewardship at St. Michael's. The Vestry has recently approved an updated strategic plan for St. Michael’s: Steps Along the Path 2017-2020. Prepared by the Vision and Planning Committee, the strategic plan is intended to inform Vestry and parish-wide decisions, including our priorities for the future.
Living Generously To live generously we are called to be open to new ideas, to welcome the stranger, to volunteer often, and to forgive those who have offended us. This year we also are being called to live generously during a major transition in the life of our parish. Living Generously guides our financial stewardship, our governance practices, and our many ministries.
About Our History St. Michael's was formed in 1945, and the early parish met in borrowed space until moving into the newly-constructed church building in 1948. >Learn about our History.
Enjoy the Galleries Within this website are photo galleries which capture events in the life of St. Michael's, including Vacation Bible School, Shrine Mont weekend, and outreach activities. >Go to the Galleries.
Meet Our Interim Rector, the Rev. Canon Rosemari Sullivan
The Rev. Canon Rosemari Sullivan began serving as the Interim Rector of St. Michael’s on February 1, 2017. Canon Sullivan served as one of two Special Coordinators for Haiti on the staff of the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church (2010 – 2014). Canon Sullivan retired as Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish, Washington, DC in November 2011.
Following her ordination, Canon Sullivan served as Associate Rector of Grace Church, Alexandria and Rector of The Church of St Clement, Alexandria, and later she served as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish, Washington, DC. She has held many significant positions in the Episcopal Church, including serving as one of two Special Coordinators for Haiti on the staff of the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church (2010-2014) and as Executive Officer and Secretary of General Convention (1999-2005). She has strong ties with the Virginia Theological Seminary where she served as Director of Alumni Affairs.
Currently, Canon Sullivan serves as a Trustee of Goodwin House Incorporated. She was a founding member and Chair of the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless and served on Board of the Evangelical Education Society and the Board of So That Others May Eat.
She holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from the Catholic University of America. In 1985, Canon Sullivan earned a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary and in 2009 a Doctor of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Virginia Theological Seminary awarded Mrs. Sullivan the degree of Doctor in Divinity, honoris causa, in 2005. In 2003, the Diocese of Colombia elected the Reverend Sullivan an honorary Canon of the Cathedral in Bogota.
She is married to Edmund (Ted) Sullivan and they have two adult children and four perfect grandchildren!
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