Fairfields At a Glance

Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.

John C. Wright, Pastor

Please be advised that the Sunday worship services at Fairfields United Methodist Church and Afton United Methodist Church are cancelled until further notice. Instead, you may access a livestream worship experience at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday by going to the Afton United Methodist Church Ophelia Virginia Facebook page and clicking on “videosOR you may access the live stream video at a later time in the same manner on either the Fairfields UMC or Afton UMC Facebook pages.

New this Sunday, May 31st is an in-person parking lot service at 9:30 a.m. Fairfields UMC! People who attend will not be permitted to leave their cars. The service will be broadcast via a loud speaker and will be able to be heard with the car windows rolled down.

The link to the Afton UMC Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Methodist-Church/Afton-United-Methodist-Church-Ophelia-VA-1778420169036572/

Church activities have been cancelled until further notice except for the Bible study at Afton UMC at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and the Bible study at Fairfields UMC at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings, which meet both in person and on Zoom video conferencing.

If you would like to continue to donate your weekly or monthly offering contribution to Fairfields UMC, please mail your check to

The Northumberland Charge P.O. Box 579 Burgess VA 22432.

Mark your contribution to the attention of the Financial Secretary, who will pick up your check, record it, and deposit it in the church operating account in a timely manner.

Church expenses continue even though churches are closed and services are being live streamed on Facebook. Church maintenance, utility bills, Charge expenses, and payments to the Virginia Conference still have to be paid. If everyone contributes as planned, we will not deplete our operating fund and will not have to dip into our reserves. Thank you for your support. Prayer and faith will get us through this trying time.

Please note: While Margaret remains at work at the Northumberland Charge office during normal office hours (T-Th 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), the office is closed to visitors. Please email the office (nchargeumc@va.metrocast.net) or call (804-453-3770) to give or receive information.


Our sanctuary.

Aerial view of Fairfields UMC grounds.

Main building is in foreground, on the right.

Activities Building is in upper center.


14741 Northumberland Highway, Burgess Virginia 22432

Our building, at the corner of Northumberland Highway and Hack’s Neck Road in Burgess. An interactive map is at the left bottom of this page.


The mission of Fairfields United Methodist Church is to be an instrument of God’s love by spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ and ministering to all people.


Local historian Carolyn Jett compiled a fascinating, beautifully written history of our church and Methodism in this part of Virginia, from the 1700’s until the present. History FUMC.

Old Fairfields Cemetery

This historic country graveyard is at the intersection of Hull’s Neck and Folly roads in Edwardsville. This was the site of Fairfields’ first church building, when these roads were the route to the courthouse (before US Route 360).

The church moved to Burgess in the 1920’s.

The cemetery is still used today. For information, call the church office at 804-453-3770.

The Columbarium is on the left side of this photograph


A section of the Old Fairfields cemetery