The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration


Post Office Box 130
Hwy 64/74
Bat Cave, N.C. 28710
Phone: 828-625-9244

Rev. J. Wesley Shields, Rector
The Right Rev. G. Porter Taylor,
Bishop Diocese of Western N.C.

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Church of the Transfiguration Bat Cave

Special thanks to Blaine Cox for so many great photographs!

The Church of the Transfiguration serves a diverse congregation made up of year round residents, part-time residents, and visitors to the area.  In this
Holy place, we come together to nurture and support each other on our spiritual journeys.  Together we find empowerment for our ministries. 
Won't you join us

Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10
Adult Sunday School at 9
Children's Sunday School during the 10:00 service


Holy Eucharist and Healing Service at 10
Bible Study at 11


Welcoming our new Rector and his family!
Rev. Wes Shields and his wife Laura.
Emma 6, Cody 2 1/2, and Tucker 1.
T-Bone the dog.

Join us for the Celebration of New Ministry
Sunday, July 20 at 4 p.m.
There will be a reception following the service in the Parish Hall
The Right Rev. G. Porter Taylor will be with us.


Our mission as the Church of the Transfiguration is to acknowledge Jesus Christ as revealed to us in the Scriptures through worship, prayer, and study, and to proclaim the Good News joyfully in a ministry of servanthood.


Fr. Shields' celebrated  his first Eucharist with us on Palm Sunday, April 13.  Wes and his wife, Laura, and their three children Emma, Cody, and Tucker reside in the Rectory.  We welcome them to our Church Family, and look forward to this next chapter in the life of our Church. 

Mark Your Calendar

Celebration of New Ministry
July 20 at 4

Church Pot Luck Picnic and Eucharist
Lake Lure Beach
September 21 at 10:00


Check the Newsletter for information on upcoming events.


Palm Sunday


Read the current Newsletter  about upcoming events and to see what has been going on. 

Weekly Bible Study
Wednesdays at 11 after the 10:00 Eucharist and Healing Service

    Friendship Dinners:  Every Sunday at 4:30 p.m. the church celebrates a Friendship Dinner. The community is invited. You do not have to attend the church to participate in this community gathering.  The dinner is free. No dress code. No reservations. No church service.

Come to our church breakfasts..  Join us for fellowship and a hearty breakfast of grits, sausage, bacon, eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy  . . .  YUM!  8:30 a.m.. Check the newsletter for details.
The third Saturday of the month.
July 19,  Aug. 16

TCW Meetings 
2nd Tuesday of the Month
Bring a lunch. 
12:30 for lunch
meeting begins at 1 p.m. 
Church Parish Hall. 
July 8, Aug. 12

Vestry Meetings
Church Parish Hall. 
All are welcome to attend.


TCW at Strawberry Hill

If you are serving by hosting coffee hours, ushering, or part of the music ministry, the schedules are posted on the website.  Please click on the following link to see the 2013 schedule.  If you are not on the schedule and would like to be, please contact Harriet in the church office.

Lay Ministry Schedule for July - Dec. 2014


Schedule of Services

Holy Eucharist 8:00 a.m.
Adult Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist 10:00 a.m.
Children's Sunday School 10 a.m.
Holy Eucharist and Healing 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:00 a.m. following the Healing Service

For special service times, please see the church newsletter.

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