As one of the founding downtown churches of Micah Ecumenical Ministries, Shiloh Old Site participates in the annual series of ecumenical Lenten services, which are held Wednesdays at noon at different downtown churches. The services are brief, with a fellowship luncheon immediately following.

Services this spring include:

February 28, Pastor Aaron Dobynes speaking at Fredericksburg Presbyterian Church.

March 7, Pastor Anthony Parrish from Shiloh New Site speaking at St. George's Episcopal Church.

March 14, Pastor Kent Rahm of Trinity Episcopal speaking at Shiloh Old Site.

March 21, Pastor John Mosiman from St. Mary's Catholic speaking at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.

All are welcome.

You can click here to view a 20-page collection of photos from our January 28, 2018, service of ordination for seven new female deacons. Or you can click here to view the 12-page program from the service, which included biographical information on each of the new deacons.

The guest speaker was the Rev. Dr. Patricia Gould-Champ, pastor of the Faith Community Baptist Church in Richmond. A choir from that church provided the music.

Those being ordained as deacons were Etta Bailey, Eleanor Braxton, Marsha Brooks, Iretha Bumbrey, Sandra Turner, Denise Webster, and Dorothy White.

A large number of our members  planned, organized, assisted at, spoke at, sang at, or were recognized at this year's Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebrations.

To read the Free Lance-Star's article about the Sunday afternoon community program, click here.

To read the Free Lance-Star's article about the Monday morning prayer breakfast sponsored by the Fredericksburg Branch NAACP, click here.

Every year, Herman Griffin updates his "PowerPoint" style slide show for Black History Month. Mr. Griffin is a long-time member of Shiloh Old Site and the head of the Alternative Education department at James Monroe High School.

You can view a PDF (no sound) version of his 2018 slide show by clicking here.

A word of welcome

We are pleased and honored…

We are pleased and honored to welcome you to Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), located at 801 Sophia Street in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Whether you are younger or older or somewhere in between, whether you live alone or are part of a larger family, we think you'll be pleased with what you find at Shiloh Old Site.

We are a fellowship of people who believe that God has no outcasts. We are convinced that there should be no walls of exclusion, no barriers to God's grace. At Shiloh Old Site, everyone is welcome. Because there are no bounds to God's love, we put no bounds on ours. So no matter who… [more]

Also on this site

History celebration photos

We have a new page that features a number of outdoor photos taken during the celebration of Shiloh Old Site's inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The celebration was held in front of our building on Sunday afternoon, April 10, 2016. To take a look, click here.


Discover more about our inspiring history

We have a new web page by our archives and history committee that offers an inspiring look at our congregation's long and significant history, including our many involvements in the struggle for social, political, and racial justice. Many photos are included. To learn more, click here.

Learn about Lott Carey's global mission work

We have a new page about our support of the Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention. The page includes a 5-minute video in which former U.S. ambassador (and Shiloh member) Pamela Bridgewater-Awkard tells why she loves and supports Lott Carey's work around the world. To learn more, click here.

A Moment in Time: 1854
A Moment in Time: 1890
A Moment in Time: 1914

We have some new pages that convey this congregation's history at particular moments in time. You'll find descriptions of important events, photographs, maps, and even listings of names, reflecting some of the people who played either larger or smaller roles in this congregation's history. The first "Moment in Time" page that we created focuses on 1890, the year that we rebuilt our damaged sanctuary, a year of great energy and vision. You can view the "Moment in Time" pages by clicking on them under the "History" tab at the top of this page, or sample the 1890 page by clicking here. Or, to sample our "Moment in Time" page that focuses on 1914, click here. Or for a listing of members in 1854, including newly added information about some of them, click here.

Sunday sampler

Click below to sit in on a portion of our 11 a.m. service the Sunday after two more young African American men were gunned down by police and five police officers were gunned down by a deranged individual in Dallas, Texas.

Minister Ritta Armstead presides, our Men's Chorus provides moving music, and our pastor, the Rev. Aaron L. Dobynes, delivers a strong sermon on those things that need to anchor our lives "in times like these" so that we might channel our rightful anger in constructive ways.


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