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The Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd

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Good Shepherd, known locally as 'The Pink Church' was founded as a mission to "the wild young boys of east Parkersburg" by Bishop Peterkin, the 1st Episcopal bishop of WV. The current church was dedicated in 1906 with a ministry wing added in the late 1970's after a fire destroyed the old church hall. Today Good Shepherd continues its outreach ministry to children and the neighborhood surrounding the church. This outreach is supported by a congregation that treasures it's Anglican heritage and worship style and seeks to honor God both within and outside the church.

The Good Shepherd Mission Prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ, we believe you are leading us

to grow in our faith and knowledge of you,

to carry forward the Gospel message of love and forgiveness,

to reach out as your hands to those in need,

especially in our neighborhood,

and to broaden and deepen our love for one another.

With grateful hearts for this parish and its people

we pray for the gift of the Holy Spirit’s continued guidance

as we seek to do your will, and bring you honor and glory. Amen.

Worship times

8:00 am
Rite 1, quiet, contemplative
10:15 am
Rite II Eucharist with choir, children's chapel, a mix of traditional and newer music, lots of lay participation

Volunteer opportunities

One time opportunities
Ongoing commitment opportunities

Food Pantry that serves our neighborhood, open daily during office hours

Monthly "Last Sunday Supper" a free meal prepared on site for the neighborhood

Annual Adopted Families Christmas program

Annual week-long Reading Camp for struggling elementary school students

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Evangelism Grants 2018
The Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd, Parkersburg, WV

2018 Episcopal Evangelism Grant Recipient - Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd

Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd, Vienna, WV. Good Shepherd is in a non-growing depressed region. The church is located on an infrequently traveled street in a part of town that people do not come into unless they need to be there.


903 Charles St
Parkersburg, WV 26101-4825
United States



Rev. Marjorie S Bevans


Linda L Crocker

Parish Ministries Coordinator

Ginger Smith

Parish Administrator

Organized groups

Habitat for Humanity
Youth faith formation/Sunday school
Neighborhood associations
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)/Narcotics Anonymous/Twelve Step
Eucharistic Ministers/Visitors
Daughters of the King
Bible study
Youth group