Everyone is warmly invited to Church of the Wild River! We meet on the first Saturday of the month at 10:00AM on the banks of the Powhatan/James River in Goochland County, Virginia. Our time together on May 6th, 2023 will include a plant swap! All are invited to bring a native seedling from your garden, a rooted flower from your yard, or even a seed from your favorite tree.
Church of the Wild River draws deeply from the incarnational theology of Celtic Christian spirituality. In particular, it sees the natural world revealing the sacramentality of all creation. All matter is infused with the divine presence and offers glimpses of the world behind the surface of things. Our time together includes simple song, sacred reading, silent wanders, contemplative prayer, and conversation. All you need to bring is a camp chair or blanket to sit on. A journal is suggested and water shoes if you'd like to wander into the river when the water is low and the current is mild. We begin at 10:00 AM and go for roughly 90 minutes. Come and see what Wild Church is all about! Location: 1160 Lickinghole Road, Goochland, VA 23063. We are about 1/2 mile upriver from Westview Camp and Conference Center. Directions: From Richmond take I64 West to Exit 167 toward Oilville/Goochland Turn Left on State Route 617/Oilville Road .6 miles Turn Right on US-250 West .8 miles Turn Left on State Route 632/Fairground Road 5.1 miles Turn Left on US-522/Sandy Hook Road .3 miles Turn Right on VA-6/River Road 3.4 miles Turn Left on State Route 600/Rock Castle Road 3.8 miles Bear Right on State Route 625/Three Square Road 1.5 miles Turn Left on VA-616/Stokes Station then almost immediate Left on State Route 678/Marlin Road Turn Left on Lickinghole Road/James River Landing Stay on Lickinghole Road all the way to the river 1.25 miles