St. John’s Episcopal Church in the Village of Chuckatuck in the City of Suffolk Virginia has served its community for almost 375 years. The Parish was initially named Chuckatuck Parish in Nansemond County in early 1642 and was one of three Parishes formed concurrently in Nansemond County: Upper Parish near what is now Reid’s Ferry, Lower Parish which served the East side of the Nansemond River, and Chuckatuck Parish which served an area bounded by the James River to the North, the Nansemond River to the East, Chuckatuck Creek to the West, and the Western Branch of the Nansemond River to the South.
Our Rector/Priest-in-charge is The Reverend Les Ferguson who has served with us since December 2010. We have a volunteer Parish Administrator who is in the office 2 days a week and a paid Minister of Music/Organist enhancing our worship and spiritual life.
The Church is open for use and visits at any time during the workday, but the grounds are open at all times for weary travelers to come, sit, be, pray, and just allow life to happen for a while. There are 5 benches available to the public for use in and around the graveyard and sanctuary; and there is 3+ acres of undeveloped land behind the sanctuary for people to explore.
May God bless you and keep you.