Who We Are
We are a loving and welcoming church family that is dedicated to seeking God and serving people.
.Welcome to Byrd Church.
If you are searching for a large congregation, you have found it. If you are searching for a small congregation, you have found it. You do not need to re-read this, Your mind is not playing games with you either, no, what you have read is correct. Byrd is the largest small congregation and the smallest large congregation in Goochland.
We are small in numbers. According to people who use numbers to determine size, we are classified as a small congregation, less than 100 members. By the way, the majority of congregations in the USA fall in this category. We are thankful for this because our smallness essentially dictates our being. We are an extended family in Christ. Your sorrows are our sorrows, your joys are our joys, your needs are our needs, your dreams are our dreams. Is this not what a congregation should be? We are that for each other and believe me, much, much more….
We are large, very much larger than what the numbers suggest. We are large, some would say gigantic in caring, sharing and serving. And yes, not just to and for each other, but in and for our community. We chuck wood, deliver wood, support the Foodbank, do home repairs, fix cars, support Habitat, teach English to immigrants, reach out to needy families in unimaginable ways…and the list goes on and on and on.
Come and worship with us. Come and see. Come and experience the grace and love of God and you will agree…..we are spot on with our mission statement:
BYRD IS A CARING, SHARING AND SERVING CONGREGATION.
More….you will agree, Byrd is the smallest large and the largest small congregation in Goochland.
Why are you waiting? Come and see…..come and experience God’s presence.
SOLI DEO GLORIA ……TO GOD THE GLORY.
Jock O’Connell (Minister)
A history of our church
The congregation that would eventually become Byrd Presbyterian Church was originally organized in 1748 by Samuel Davies, who would eventually become president of Princeton University. The first building was erected in 1759 on Byrd Creek. In 1838, the existing structure was built. In 2008, an new fellowship hall was added to the existing building. Byrd Presbyterian Church is a registered national historic place. For more detailed information concerning the history of our beautiful church, click the file below to read a brief history compiled by Rev. Forrest D. Sheets.
Veterans' Memorial at Byrd
On November 13, 2016, a Veterans' Memorial was dedicated on the grounds of Byrd Presbyterian Church. An article detailing the memorial and it's dedication was published in the Goochland Gazette. The article is presented below: