The philosophy of the Religion department is grounded in the rich and tolerant heritage of the Episcopal Church. With the Church as its model, the Religion department affords students of all faiths and spiritual traditions an opportunity to explore organized religion, spirituality, and faith in an open and safe learning environment. Additionally, this newly acquired knowledge will further prepare them to begin their own faith journeys while also equipping them for a public and open dialogue on faith and spirituality in the world and society of the 21st century.
An all-school thirty minute Chapel service begins the school day every Monday and Wednesday. On Sunday evening, boarding students participate in a Compline service. Students are required to attend a Church of their choice one Sunday per month. The town of Tappahannock provides worship opportunities for Baptists, Episcopalians, Methodists and Roman Catholics. When necessary, transportation is arranged.
St. Margaret's School Prayer
And since it is of thy mercy, O gracious Father, that another day is added to our lives; We here dedicate both our souls and bodies to thee and thy service, in a sober, righteous and godly life; in which resolution, do thou, O merciful God, confirm and strengthen us; that, as we grow in age, we may grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.