On Saturday, August 18, 2018, in All Saints Church, Charlottesville, Virginia, the Right Rev’d Chandler H. Jones, Bishop Suffragan of the Eastern United States, ordained Mr. Mark Perkins to the diaconate of Christ’s Holy Church. Bishop Jones celebrated and preached on the examples of St. Philip, St. Stephen, and Jesus Christ, as deacons. Mr. Perkins was presented by the Rev’d Canon Glenn Spencer, rector at All Saints Church. Parishioners and family of the deacon were present for the joyous occasion and the parish hosted a reception, organized by Mrs. Ann Spencer, in the church’s undercroft afterward.

On the following day, August 19, being the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, Bp. Jones celebrated and preached at both services. At the 10:30 a.m. celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Bp. Jones confirmed seven parishioners. The parishioners of All Saints Church gathered for coffee hour after the Sunday service and enjoyed greeting the new confirmands and Bp. Jones.