Hello! Welcome to Pohick Episcopal Church, and our new, interactive, user-friendly web page! I’m the Rev. Lynn Ronaldi, Rector of Pohick Church. On behalf of our warm and lively congregation, we’re glad you’re checking out our life in community!
Our common life has certainly faced unique challenges during these unsettling times. The pandemic has restricted us from gathering physically. And Pohick is a community that places a particularly high value on gathering – on building relationships with God and one another. We treasure opportunities to gather for communal worship, fellowship, Christian formation, and outreach.
We also treasure our nearly 300-year history. Our original wood-frame church was built in 1732 down the street. This current colonial structure was completed in 1774, just two years before the Revolutionary War.
Patriots like George Washington were not only lifetime members of Pohick Church; for many years they were also leaders on our “Vestry,” a kind of board of elders. Our handwritten vestry minutes from 1732-forward indicate that Washington, Mason, and other prominent families prayerfully imagined, then built, this beautiful brick church set on the highest hill around, on 45 wooded acres.
Our current outstanding Vestry, headed by Senior Warden Stew Remaly, as well as our amazing Staff, Lay Leaders, and parishioners continue on in the legacy of Pohick’s spiritual ancestors – a living legacy of resilience, courage, vision, hospitality, and community love.
We hope you will find a home in the Pohick Community – in many of our many virtual worship and prayer services and lively ministries – as we continue to grow and flourish – with our without walls!