Nestled in the foothills of the
Blue Ridge Mountains
Near the historic city of Charlottesville and Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia
Last Update September 16, 2014
The purpose of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Ivy
is to create an environment, through our acceptance of God’s love in Christ, wherein we can become a faithful community, committed to sharing that same love by seeking and serving Christ in all persons.
The Reverend Kathleen Sturges, Vicar
Visit us! Services are open to all worshipers.
Sunday Morning Service & Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 351, Ivy, VA 22945
Telephone: (434) 295-
Messages are checked regularly. Someone will return your call.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The church is located west of Charlottesville, VA
4708 Dick Woods Road (also known as Rt. 637) in the Ivy area
In 1890, the Reverend Frederick Neve opened a church mission for the residents in the Ivy area.
He named the church St. John the Baptist, for the prophet who “came before” Christ and went into the wilderness to preach the Good News. As one can imagine, over 100 years ago the church’s location was considered just such wilderness land in Albemarle County.
This church mission “came before” the thirty some other mission churches he founded.
The name remains “St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church”
See the “Who We Are – Our History” page for more information.
Please visit these associated sites:
Monticello Avenue: our website sponsor.
Many local organizations have links here.
The Diocese of Virginia:
We belong to the largest Episcopal Diocese in the United States.
The Episcopal Church of the United States:
Contains a wealth of information, with links
to interesting and informative religious sites
The Anglican Communion:
Online portal about and from the 38 Anglican Provinces world wide that make up the Anglican Communion of Churches.
Episcopal Relief and Development:
Helps those anywhere in the world who have suffered disasters. All donations go to the area specified. Donations are accepted in the website.
Hope for Humanity:
Organization ministering to the people of
Southern Sudan. This links to their newsletter.
Where we are located. Check out the historic sites and activities in the area.
City of Charlottesville:
Location of the University of Virginia
and other interesting and historic areas.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville:
Helping local people obtain affordable housing.
Nets for Life
A Ministry tf the entire Episcopal Church to reduce the number of child deaths from malaria in Africa with mosquito netting to sleep under.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Church Picnic and Fall Festival scheduled for this Sunday
September 21st will not be held due to refurbishment of the church floors and pews.
The Fall Festival will be part of the Homecoming celebration on October 5th.