Sunday Worship at 11:00 a.m. | 11565 High Street, Waterford, Virginia 20197 | (540) 882-3058

Don’t panic, but for a while, don’t come, either.

Due to the current guidance from the county, commonwealth, and federal officials regarding COVID-19, and in order to “flatten the curve” and to keep people safe,

Catoctin Presbyterian Church is closed until further notice. All activities at the church or in person are canceled, including our partners in other organizations who meet at the church.

Nevertheless, our ministry and mission work continue, through online worship, study, and fellowship, and extending God’s kingdom by serving those in need.

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During this time, the session will be meeting weekly to respond to the changing situation, providing for our worship and pastoral care, encouraging ongoing mission and stewardship, and praying with and for the congregation.

Pastor David will be leading worship online. Details are here and at our Facebook Page. We are using the platform. You may want to visit their website to familiarize yourself with it if you haven’t already. We’re also continuing our Lenten study on Wednesday evenings online, so watch for that, too.

We will still provide pastoral care to our flock to the best of our ability.

For your part, please be careful out there. Stay informed with reliable sources. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds regularly and often. If you are sick, stay home and contact your doctor. And whatever happens, do not be afraid. In life and in death, we belong to God. Whatever comes, Jesus Christ is our hope, our life, our Savior. Be kind to one another. Strengthen the fainthearted, support the weak, help the suffering. Do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Do join us for Online Worship!

Here’s the link for our meeting for worship
on Palm Sunday, April 5, at 11:00 a.m. EDT:

If you need instructions, click here.


Thanks for stopping by our website. When the congregation was founded over 250 years ago, I’m sure those folk couldn’t imagine the sort of connections we can make today. But even after all this time, the bedrock of our church’s life is still the same. We have faith in Jesus Christ, and we do our best as a community to follow him and to love and support one another.

So, yes, we are a historic church within a historic village. But we have to deal with the challenges of contemporary life like everyone else. We believe discovering who Christ is, being in relationship with Christ and others, and serving Christ by helping our neighbors is what gives life its meaning and purpose. Sometimes we nail it, and sometimes we fail. Either way, we keep trying to help each other down the road. That’s why we say we’re a community growing in faith, hope, love, and witness to Jesus Christ.

We hope you’ll enjoy our website as an introduction to Catoctin Presbyterian Church, and that you’ll come for a visit sometime soon.

Grace and peace,
Pastor David Douthett

What We Believe

Presbyterians have some unique ways of understanding the world and how it ought to work, thanks to our faith in God through Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit. We are often called “people of the middle way,” for our moderate views and open mindedness. Learn more about our denomination’s beliefs and theology.

What’s Happening at Catoctin Church?

Click here for a look at our calendar, or here for a list of upcoming events and announcements.

Plan Your Visit to Catoctin Church

We want you to feel at home with us, so start here to learn just about everything you need to know when making your first visit to join us for worship.

Our Famous Apple Butter

For decades we’ve been making and selling old fashioned apple butter. It’s heritage and tradition, plus it helps to support our ministry and mission. To find out more about it and how to get some, email us at