Upcoming Events for 2023:
Be sure to check back often as we add more events and details.
Cemetery Preservation Workshops
Price Starts from: Free
- 4/22 @ 11am
- 5/20 @ 11am
- 6/17 @ 11am
- 8/19 @ 11am
Our Cemetery Preservation Workshops not only provide our volunteers and local community with applicable knowledge of historic cemetery care but also supports the Ancient Cemetery at St. Luke’s by providing much-needed and loving care of the oldest monuments in our cemeteries The necessary tools for the workshop will be provided. Please fill in the registration form to reserve your spot.
Part I: The Parish System in Colonial Virginia – History from the Old Brick Church Summer Series
The Colonial Church was an arm of the British Crown, its goal was to promote and extend the empire. In Virginia there were very few clergy but an elaborate system of Churchwardens, Questmen and Sidesmen whose powers went far beyond our understanding of church. Come and hear how this system affected Colonists, Enslaved and Indigenous People in Virginia Colony.
Part II: The Struggle for an American Episcopal Church – History from the Old Brick Church Summer Series
The Established Church of England was a source of much ire that contributed to the American Revolution. With the end of the War Anglicans in Virginia and elsewhere had to reinvent themselves for a new American context. Come and hear about the struggles of the early Protestant Episcopal Church in America.
Part III: The History of Newport Parish – History from the Old Brick Church Summer Series
The first parish system in what later became known as Isle of Wight County was known as the Warrosquoyake Parish. It was later divided into an Upper and Lower Parish and finally united as the Newport Parish. Come and hear about the local history of the Anglican/Episcopal Church in Isle of Wight and the Old Brick Church.
17th Century Isle of Wight County: A Living History Event
REGULAR ADMISSION REQUIRED AT DOOR
Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 9:30 am – 5pm
Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 11am – 3pm
Join us at St. Luke’s for a 17th-century living history weekend at Virginia’s Oldest Church. There will be period vendors, demonstrations, and more available. Reenactors will also be present throughout the day. The Locrian Consort will present a concert on 17th Century music at 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 9.
17th Century Concert by the Locrian Consort
Join us at St. Luke’s for a 17th-century living history weekend at Virginia’s Oldest Church. There will be period vendors, demonstrations, and more available. Re-enactors will also be present throughout the event. The Locrian Consort will present a concert on 17th Century music at 4 p.m. on Saturday (tickets are required for the concert; admission […]
Family-Friendly Twilight Cemetery Tour
This is a kid-friendly and family-friendly version of our Twilight Cemetery Tours scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday evening. Tickets are $15 per person and children under the age of 5 tour for free. Tickets are not required for children under the age of 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Snacks and warm beverages will be provided. Plan to enjoy the complimentary craft table with your kids. Dead men tell no tales, but their tombstones do! St. Luke’s has been the site of burials since the 1600s. Enjoy the stories of local saints and sinners on a guided tour through the Ancient Cemetery.
Adults Only Twilight Cemetery Tours
Price Starts from: $25.00
A hard cider tasting featuring Sly Clyde Ciderworks will be included in the experience. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to participate. IDs will be checked at the door and anyone without an ID or who is younger than 21 years old will not be admitted. Dead men tell no tales, but their tombstones do! St. Luke’s has been the site of burials since the 1600s. Enjoy the stories of local saints and sinners on a guided tour through the Ancient Cemetery. There will be three time slots available: 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m. The experience will take approximately 1 hour.
Honoring Our Veterans
REGULAR ADMISSION – REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED
St. Luke’s will celebrate the contributions of our veterans with music, special tours, and a time to give thanks for all those who have served our nation. Join us as we salute those who have protected our freedoms throughout our history.
Choraliers Carol by Candlelight: A Journey Through Time
Price Starts from: $10.00
Friday, December 1, 2023 at 7pm, Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 4pm and at 7 pm $10 per person, in-person event. Smithfield High School’s select Choraliers Ensemble presents a cappella carols for the Christmas season. This music spans from ancient times to the present, from old classics to new favorites.