Trinity Episcopal Church Announces New Priest-in-Charge

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Trinity Episcopal Church in Old Town Manassas is excited to announce that The Rev. John G. Talk IV joined their congregation on Dec. 1, 2022 as Priest-in-Charge. He started leading services on Sunday, Dec. 4. The congregation hosted a welcome reception for Rev. Talk and his family that afternoon.

Rev. Talk was formerly the rector at Emmanuel, Southern Pines in North Carolina. Rev. Talk has extensive and successful tenures as an Episcopal Church rector in Michigan, Massachusetts, and Ohio.

“We are very pleased to welcome Rev. Talk and his family to Trinity and Manassas,” said Virginia Cantu, Trinity’s Senior Warden. “We look forward to this new direction for our church community.”

“I am excited to be with you!  To love you, to love our neighbors together, and to serve our God with each other,” said Rev. Talk.  “Trinity is a wonderful parish.  God has beautiful plans for ministry in Manassas, and I am thrilled to see what is in store for us together.”

Trinity’s former rector, The Rev. Stuart Schadt, and associate rector The Rev. Vinnie Lainson both retired July 31, after serving the parish for more than 50 years collectively.

About Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church was established in 1872 in Manassas and is located on Church Street between Battle and West Streets. The church offers three services on Sunday mornings, Sunday School, a twice-weekly food ministry and other community outreach programs. For more information, visit



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