The Rev. Richard A. Lord
Interim Associate Rector
The Reverend Richard A. Lord recently retired from Church of the Holy Comforter in Vienna, Virginia after serving as Rector for 22 years. A native to the Washington D.C. area, Fr. Lord has served as Rector of parishes in the Dioceses of Virginia, Connecticut, and Pittsburgh since his ordination to the priesthood in 1981. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America, Virginia Theological Seminary, and Yale Divinity School. He has served in the Diocese of Virginia as Chair of the Liturgy Commission (2007 – 2015), and as a member of the Board of the Compass Rose Society, which supports the work of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Communion. Fr. Lord and his wife Debbie have been married for 39 years and have three grown children and five grandchildren. Three of their grandchildren live close by in Charlottesville. Fr. Lord has an undergraduate degree in music performance (classical guitar) and enjoys pursuing his love for the instrument and its repertoire as much as possible.
Contact Fr. Lord at (434) 979-6354 or via email.