Worship with us at Christ Church
Sundays 8:00 AMHoly Eucharist Rite I
At our 8:00 am Eucharist, we use the traditional language of Rite I in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer (1979). This is a quiet, reflective service which includes a sermon and lasts around 45 minutes.
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II (with choir) (Advent & Christmas Rite I) Our 10:00 am celebration of the Eucharist uses contemporary language (Rite II of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer). The service includes a sermon and is enriched by music from our choirs.
Among the special services we celebrate at Christ Church are those of Holy Week, the most sacred of the Christian year. Services of the Easter Triduum are on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, as we remember the Last Supper, the Passion and Death of Christ, and the Victory of his Resurrection in the First Eucharist of Easter on Saturday night.
The Easter Triduum. Just before the stripping of the altar on Maundy Thursday, the Sacrament is reserved in the Altar of Repose, enabling us to receive it (in the form of Bread only) on Good Friday, a very meaningful practice provided for in the Book of Common Prayer. The Choir helps to set the contemplative atmosphere of this beautiful service, which ends in silence and darkness, as some worshippers remain to pray at the Altar of Repose. On Good Friday, we receive the reserved Sacrament consecrated on Maundy Thursday.
The Blessing of the New Fire and the First Eucharist of Easter on Saturday night (Easter Vigil) provide a very special way to make your Easter Communion. The Choir helps us rejoice in Christ’s Resurrection this night. Bring a bell to ring!
Taizé Prayer Service. In the summer months we've enjoyed a time of evening prayer using the songs of Taizé, the ecumenical Christian community in France. Notice of future dates will be posted. Please come and enjoy this calming and reflective form of prayer which has become famous throughout the world.
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