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A Community Built Around You

Community Life

Everything about Westminster Canterbury is designed to support residents’ well-being. Opportunities for connection, engagement and enjoyment abound. Do whatever makes you happy and fulfilled, and if there’s something we can do to brighten your day, just ask.

Life Enriching


With homeownership responsibilities in the rearview mirror, you’ll have more time to spend as you wish. Get creative in our art studio or woodworking shop. Tone your muscles in an aqua-fit class. Attend a concert or theatre performance. Volunteer or serve on a Resident committee. Wherever your interests lead, you’ll find people who’ll support and inspire you.

Added Luxuries

Services & Amenities

We strive to create an enjoyable environment that supports a fulfilling lifestyle. Our team members take pride in delivering exceptional service every day.


  • Utilities (except internet and cable)
  • All exterior and interior maintenance 
  • Weekly housekeeping 
  • Valet Parking
  • Flexible dining program
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Social, cultural and recreational activities
  • Fitness classes
  • Bank and ATM
  • Urgent response system
  • 24-hour security


  • Heated indoor pool
  • Fully equipped fitness center
  • Three dining venues
  • Strickler Library
  • Art studio
  • Craft/hobby studio
  • Woodworking shop
  • Multi-purpose room for lectures and movies
  • Weissert Chapel
  • Salon and Spa
  • Greenhouse and garden beds
  • Pigeon Creek Nature Trail
  • Paulsen Health Clinic


Wellness Center

Our Wellness Center is well-equipped to help you reach your fitness goals. It’s open 24 hours a day so you can work out on your schedule. Instructors are available to guide your use of equipment and there are group fitness classes to improve strength, balance, flexibility, and cardio conditioning. Exercise classes in our heated indoor pool also offer a low-impact way to gain strength and fitness.


Spiritual Life

Here at Westminster Canterbury of Lynchburg we maintain our historic ties to the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches, yet we recognize and celebrate the unique experiences and expressions of spirituality for each person – the diverse thoughts, beliefs, and practices that develop our connectedness beyond self. We seek to be a community where everyone can live authentically and wholeheartedly, seeking to develop perspective, purpose, and meaning in each individual’s life as well as our communal life. Spiritual Life at WCL truly seeks to live out our community’s philosophy Discover Life Refreshed.


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Canterbury Cafe

Casual Dining

Canterbury Cafe

This casual dining venue offers a wide variety of mouthwatering choices: soups and salads, hot-off-the-grill sandwiches, made-to-order deli sandwiches, daily entrée selections, brick oven pizzas, and grab-and-go items. Last but not least, a dessert station offers fresh fruit, cakes, pies, and a variety of ice cream. Guests enjoy a spacious open seating space connected to a patio for alfresco dining. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

James River Grille

Popular Dining

James River Grille

This popular dining space is like walking into the grille at a country club. It’s comfortable, intimate, and aims to please. Whether it’s the fresh-caught salmon, a club sandwich, or locally sourced fruits and vegetables, flavor, quality, and friendly service are the main ingredients. For many residents, this dining venue is the place to be after Happy Hour on the Bridge. Open for lunch and dinner.

Dogwood Dining

Formal Dining

Dogwood Dining room

This formal dining venue offers an elegant setting for a delightful dinner with neighbors, friends, and family. The menu changes with the seasons and features comfort foods, high-end dishes such as lobster tail and scallops, and international fare. The culinary team gets to know your preferences, so don’t be surprised if your favorite drink is ready as soon as you walk in the door.

"We consider staff to be like family and they treat us that way. I think it’s marvelous. I just love it."

Charlotte Fischer, Resident