About Us


Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury is a not-for-profit, intimate, church-related continuing care retirement community that is committed to enabling residents to use their gifts fully, live their lives richly, and enjoy with dignity the years that God has given them.


More than 28 years ago, parishioners at the Christ Episcopal Church in Winchester, Virginia, saw a need and set a goal: to create a first-class community to serve seniors.

They adopted the Westminster-Canterbury model, where both the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches share sponsorship. In 1982, the family of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Lawrence, Jr. (pictured above) generously donated land for our beautiful campus which grew with subsequent purchases to 65 acres. In 1987, Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury welcomed its first residents.

Many of the original leaders or members of their families remain active and support the mission and vision of our community to this day.

We’re Connected for Life.

At Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury, we say our residents are Connected for Life. That connection is anchored in our retirement community’s spiritual origin and extends across all aspects of daily life, from the warm bond that exists among residents to the stimulating lifestyle that continually opens doors to new relationships and new horizons.