We celebrate a rich history of saints and sacred spaces dating back to 1830 that fashions what is Seventh Street Christian Church. Throughout our history, this congregation has been dedicated to living out the teachings of Jesus through worship, study, outreach, and fun.
At Seventh Street Christian Church you will find a faith community where we are working to be our best selves. We do this through connecting to the Creator through worship, study, and service. We are a diverse group of people, coming from our own walks of life and holding our own questions about faith. In the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) we don’t pretend to have all the answers, instead we celebrate our differences, embracing the gift of critical thinking, conversation, and respect.
Seventh Street Christian Church
Seventh Street Christian Church has a long rich history in Richmond. It began as Sycamore Christian Church in the 1830’s, as a direct result of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) founders, Thomas and Alexander Campbell’s. Eventually, the congregation raised money to purchase land and build a church at Seventh and Grace streets.
Officially in the new church building on July 14, 1872, the congregation changed its name to Seventh Street Christian Church and worshiped there until September 29, 1946. Church growth forced them to build and relocate to the current location at Malvern & Grove where we’ve been since September 1950.
In 2002, Hanover Avenue Christian Church, located at Hanover and Allen Ave., closed its doors and merged with Seventh Street Christian Church.
Today, we honor the rich history of all the saints past and present that help us live out the Gospel.