Episcopal Church Women

The Women of St. Mary’s have provided vital support to our Church and to our Community since the ECW’s inception in 1913.  All women of St. mary’s are members of the ECW and are encouraged to attend the meetings which are held on the third Thursday of every month at 10:30 am.  There is a business session, a speaker or special program and lunch.  Watch the Newsletter for specific dates and programs or call the Church Office at 453-6712.

The St. Mary’s Thrift Shop, which is the prime money-making project of the ECW, offers the community a place to purchase clothing and household goods at a low price.  This enables St. Mary’s to offer help, where needed, in community and outreach programs. An added benefit is the opportunity for fellowship with the customers and the ECW volunteers.


108 Fairport Road, Lilian    –   Phone 453-4830
The Thrift Shop is open Monday through Saturday,  10 AM to  5:30 PM
Shirley Grant –  Manager                  Mickey Guthy  –    Assistant Manager

The funds earned from Thrift Shop sales, Bake and frozen Food sales as well as from other donations and projects are distributed to a variety of local, national and global  programs.  Among these are:

  • Northern Neck Free Clinic

  • Northumberland Library

  • Church Periodical Club

  • Scholarships to three NHS Graduates

  • Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury

  • The Haven

  • Interfaith

  • St. Margaret’s School

  • Episcopal Schools Tuition Fund

  • Elementary School Reading Program

  • Church Camp Scholarships

  • Hospice

  • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services

  • Our Little Roses, Honduras Orphanage

  • Diocesan Fund for Human Need

  • Mission Work


In addition, the ECW helps to sponsor Hospitality and Social Relations within St. Mary’s, Region II and the Diocese of Virginia.


ECW Officers for 2002:

President  –         Augusta BuntingVice President – Phyllis Neal

Secretary  –         Winifred Delano

Treasurer  –          Julie Pritchard