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"They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of the bread and the prayers.”
- Acts 2:42


In Search, Rector





Beth RichardsonBeth Richardson, Christian Education Director
Beth Richardson began as Christian Education Director in 2008. She brings a high energy level and a desire to work with our young people. She is a journalist and a native of Gloucester. She and her family make their home in Gloucester near the York River.

Beth Richardson, Christian Education Director


Charles Humphries, Music Director

Charles Humphries was born in England and has studied music since the age of 7 where he was a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral. He continued his education at one of the top public schools in the country and then won a scholarship to study voice at the Royal Academy of Music in London. There he received the Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) for services to music. Along with his vocal studies he mastered the piano, flute and organ as secondary instruments. From 1993 he worked in the freelance world and became known as one of the foremost counter tenors of his generation. Working in opera houses, concert halls and recital venues he has collaborated and worked with some of the world’s leading conductors and orchestras. He has recorded for many main stream labels with a discography reaching around 50 recordings.

In 2009 he moved to the USA where he continued his freelancing work and has lived in diverse areas such as Washington DC, New York and now Gloucester, Va. In New York he was a member of the men and boys choir at St Thomas church, 5th avenue. His move to the Virginia region was primarily due to an opening at the living museum at Colonial Williamsburg and during that time he created a thriving private voice studio within the region as well as continuing his solo vocal work and has  continued his instrumental skills. Before being appointed as Director of Music at Ware he was Interim director of music at St Andrews, Episcopal church, Oregon Hill, Richmond.

He now lives in Gloucester with his partner and lovable ageing chocolate labrador, Mixa.

Charles Humphries, Music Director, music@warechurch.org


Lynda DaughertyLynda Daugherty, Parish Administrator

Lynda and her husband Eddie, along with their 3 dogs and 2 cats recently moved to the Hayes area and are living along the Severn River.  She grew up in Vienna and attended Truro Episcopal Church in Fairfax.  She graduated from NOVA, in Manassas, and then from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrrisonburg.  Her desire to live in the mountains took her to Asheville, NC where she met and married Eddie.  They both enjoy traveling and history, Williamsburg and Charleston, SC are their top spots, so recently they decided to move to the area and explore Virginia's history more in depth.  Lynda's background has been in administrative work, predominately healthcare for 30+ years.  She and Eddie are members of Abingdon Episcopal Church.

Parish Administrator, office@warechurch.org


Vincent Pryor of Pryor Cleaning Services is the Church Sexton with responsibility for the Church and parish house.