Join us for our annual parish weekend at Shrine Mont – September 27-29, 2019

Shrine Mont gatheringOur annual weekend at the diocesan retreat center in the Shenandoah’s is a great time to relax, and spend time getting to know one another over mealtimes, worship, singing, and fellowship.  While there are different programs offered, the only thing that is “mandatory” is that you enjoy yourself, have fun and take advantage of the slow pace of life over the weekend.  If a glass of sweet-tea or a tasty Anglican beverage are calling to you from a porch rocker, then that’s where you need to be!

The kids strengthen their ties with their church friends, making up games and excursions to the pond in this beautiful natural setting. In an old-town atmosphere, the kids have more Zip line groupfreedom than they do at home and know when the meal bells ring to gather at the dining room door, where we sit at large tables and eat family-style. Other highlights include a bonfire and s’mores, games, great conversation, and star gazing. We conclude the weekend on Sunday morning with Eucharist at the Shrine (which is the Cathedral for the Diocese of Virginia). If you haven’t yet joined St. Alban’s at Shrine Mont, add it to your list of things to do!

Youth at Shrine MontWe’ve made our Shrine Mont weekend affordable for families!  Children and youth registration fees are heavily subsidized by our Birthday fund.  And since everyone needs to go to Shrine Mont, scholarships and other assistance are available.  Please contact your clergy if you have any questions about financial assistance.

To register for our Shrine Mont weekend, click here for the online registration form.

See the price list below:

0-3 years free Prices include 2 nights lodging, all meals and event t-shirt
4-7 years $20
8-12 years $40
13-18 years $80
Double adult $173
Single adult $226



Father Jeff


The Rev. Jeff Shankles came to St. Alban’s in 2005 as assistant rector, and eventually became rector in 2013. He and his wife, Kate, have two adult children, Audrey and William.

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