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Sharing Our Campus With the Community

Date: July 1, 2021

Virginia Theological Seminary is a special place.  One of the things that makes it so special is the breathtaking grounds.  The campus grounds continue to be a welcoming space for the community.  At any point throughout the day you will see people walking, running, biking or sitting on a bench on our campus. We are so pleased that neighbors continue to come to campus for  quiet moments at the Labyrinth or Chapel Garden or long walks around the Grove. It is a significant part of the hospitality of this place, a welcoming community as a witness of God’s love.  Even though churches are gradually moving back indoors, we look forward to the return of some local churches holding weekly worship services in the Grove, Chapel Garden, and Labyrinth as many did during the pandemic. It is a service that we are pleased to be able to offer.

Another service that we are pleased to offer to the community is 1823, our on-campus pub. 1823 will remain open this summer and we invite everyone to stop by for a casual dining experience. It is open weekly Wednesday-Sunday from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  The newly created patio space is gorgeous and conducive for lively conversation and small group gatherings. A few Fridays ago, it was standing room only for our live music! Such a fun evening for the community.  If you missed it, no worries — there will be more live music, game nights, and other activities offered throughout the summer, so please do stop by. And dare I say, 1823 has the best fish and chips in the area! Chris Blain and the entire Meriwether-Godsey team would love to see you at 1823 this summer.

Jacqui Ballou
Vice President for Finance and Operations

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