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The Falls Church Annual Shrine Mont Parish Retreat

Join us for our annual Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont

October 6-8, 2023


Shrine Mont Camp & Conference Center: Orkney Springs, Virginia


Members of The Falls Church and their extended family and friends are invited to join our parish retreat at Shrine Mont, October 6-8, 2023. 


Shrine Mont is the Diocese of Virginia’s conference and retreat center located in Orkney Springs, a community in western Shenandoah County, Virginia. At the heart is the Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration, the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. We will enjoy beautiful mountain scenery, delicious comfort food (without cooking or clean-up), thought-provoking discussions, individual and group prayer and worship, meaningful time with your family and friends, fun activities (hiking, tennis, hayrides), fun times without the kids (while the kids participate in fun, supervised group activities) and making special connections with new friends from church.


The price includes lodging, meals, supervised group activities for children and youth, and activities for the weekend. A limited amount of financial assistance is available – please email for details. A non-refundable $100 deposit per person ($50 for 0-3 year olds) is required with registration, the remaining balance is due September 1st, 2023. Registration must close on August 6, 2023 to enable us to let Shrine Mont know our final numbers by their deadline.


Family maximum is $625. Please note: guests, friends, and non-immediate family members do not count towards the $625 family maximum and should be registered in a separate registration form.


Cancellation Policy: We understand that circumstances and family plans change. Please note that The Falls Church must commit to a final registration number (for which we are financially responsible) by August 6, 2023. To cancel a registration, please contact Robin Gardner by emailing You will receive a refund, less the non-refundable deposit, for any cancellations submitted by 5pm on Sept. 30, 2023. If you cancel your Shrine Mont registration AFTER that date, you will be responsible for the full registration amount.


Services "back home" will take place at our normal times, but because a substantial number of children, youth, and teachers will be away at the retreat, there will be no Sunday School, Children's Chapel, Youth Forum, or Adult Forum that Sunday, October 8, 2023.

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