Nestled in the trees hillside, our all-faiths Chapel, St. Vincent’s-in-the-Vineyard can accommodate 80 guests on the main level and 20 on the inner balcony. Our Chapel is a beautiful setting for church weddings as well as religious services of all faiths. The entrance offers breathtaking views, and a lower level private sitting room is available.
At the Thompson Episcopal Retreat Center in St. Louis County (just west of I-270 at Ladue Road) there was an all-faith Chapel name St. David’s. When the retreat center was sold in 2003 and all the buildings were due to be demolished, Hank and Jackie Johnson, owners of Chaumette, arranged with the Bishop of the Diocese to re-locate the Chapel on the grounds of Chaumette.
It couldn’t be moved since it was a brick building built on slab, so they had is dismantled – piece by piece – and re-constructed where it is today, but as a clapboard building with a basement level. The chapel was rebuilt as accurately as possible using the same windows and doors, the flooring, the pews, altar, lectern, the wonderful Wicks pipe organ – even the red carpeting (which fit perfectly!)
In October 2003 it was re-consecrated and re-named St. Vincent’s-in-the-Vineyardagain as an all-faith Chapel by The Rt. Reverend Wayne Smith, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. The starburst on the top of the cupola signifies the inclusion of all people of all faiths.
Saint Vincent’s-in-the-Vineyard is a mission Chapel of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri celebrating Sunday services in the Episcopal tradition. Services are accompanied by music director and organist Mary Alberici, PhD. Services begin at 11:15am every Sunday and people of any (or no) faith are welcome! Following the service is the best “coffee hour” in the world ~ lunch with wine at Chaumette’s Grapevine Grill Restaurant!
The Perfect Church Wedding Venue
Love the Chapel as much as we do? We offer Traditional Chapel Ceremonies and Outdoor Chapel-View Ceremonies for your special day. For more information about our all-faiths chapel, contact our Events Department at (573) 747-1000 or email us.