The St. Richard’s congregation reflects the demographics of the Jekyll Island population with a mix of three distinctive groups depending upon the season — a cadre of year-round residents, our winter members who regularly outnumber the year-rounders, and the summer short-term vacationers.

In the off-seasons, particularly in the summer when some of our residents make pilgrimages to the north, there may be as few as 15 worshipers. Come the height of the winter season we expect 50 or more.

We truly value our winter members as an important part of our spiritual activities. We recognize that they have primary obligations to their “back home” churches, but without their financial support, St. Richard’s could not survive.