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For more than 300 years Christ Church has held weekly Episcopal services, and we welcome you to join us.

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Sunday Services

Every Sunday in summer, our primary worship is at 10 a.m., with a brief spoken Eucharist at 8:30 a.m..

In fall, Sunday School resumes in Neighborhood House. For information on children’s and teenage Sunday School, see our Children and Youth Ministries page.

 

Wednesdays 12 – 12:30 p.m. , followed by organ demonstration on the new Esther Wideman Memorial Organ 

Every Wednesday, a service of prayers and communion is held at 12:00 p.m., briefly and informally celebrated with a short homily.  

Adult Formation

On Sundays at 9 a.m. in Neighborhood House, the Sunday Adult Forum offers Bible study and thoughtful group discussion on life and cultural issues. The clergy or a guest speaker leads the forum. All are welcome. (Please note that programming for children and teenagers runs concurrently in Neighborhood House.)

Musical Calendar

Check back for more details on programming and repertoire.

Wednesday July 4, 7 p.m.Parker Kitterman and Wesley Parrott will present a fun, crowd-friendly program of all-American music entitled “Patriotic Pipes.” Free concert and followed by a tour of the organ

August 3, 7 p.m., Lucas Brown: Bach, Alain, and Improv.  “First Friday” concert, followed by an organ crawl; all are welcome, free-will offerings gratefully accepted. 

September 7, 7 p.m., Anna and Erik Meyer: Flute and Organ.  “First Friday” concert, followed by an organ crawl; all are welcome, free-will offerings gratefully accepted.

October 5, 7 p.m., Eric Plutz et al: Leo Sowerby Celebration.  “First Friday” concert, followed by an organ crawl; all are welcome, free-will offerings gratefully accepted.

October 14, 5 p.m., Choral Vespers.  Music and readings in a reflective setting to finish the weekend and begin your week.

November 2, 7:30 p.m., Kathleen Scheide: Petr Eben “Labyrinth.”  First Friday” concert, followed by an organ crawl; all are welcome, free-will offerings gratefully accepted.

November 4, 5 p.m., Choral Vespers.  Music and readings in a reflective setting to finish the weekend and begin your week.

December 7, 7 p.m., Robert Horton: Elgar, Mozart and Improv.  First Friday” concert, followed by an organ crawl; all are welcome, free-will offerings gratefully accepted.

December 9, 5 p.m., Choral Vespers.  Music and readings in a reflective setting to finish the weekend and begin your week.

January 4, 7 p.m., Parker Kitterman: Olivier Messiaen’s “La Nativité.”  First Friday” concert, followed by an organ crawl; all are welcome, free-will offerings gratefully accepted.

February 10, 5 p.m., Choral Vespers.  Music and readings in a reflective setting to finish the weekend and begin your week.

March 1, 7 p.m., Sandor Kadar: Masters of Improvisation.  First Friday” concert, followed by an organ crawl; all are welcome, free-will offerings gratefully accepted.

March 17, 5 p.m., Choral Vespers.  Music and readings in a reflective setting to finish the weekend and begin your week.

April 5, 7 p.m., Parker Kitterman: Marcel Dupré “The Way of the Cross.”  First Friday” concert, followed by an organ crawl; all are welcome, free-will offerings gratefully accepted.

May 3. 7 p.m., John Walthausen: Spectral Sounds.  First Friday” concert, followed by an organ crawl; all are welcome, free-will offerings gratefully accepted.

May 12, 5 p.m., Choral Vespers.  Music and readings in a reflective setting to finish the weekend and begin your week.

June 9, 5 p.m., Choral Vespers.  Music and readings in a reflective setting to finish the weekend and begin your week.                       

Parking

When attending Christ Church services, classes and fellowship on Sunday morning, you may park free of charge in the lot behind Neighborhood House. Always display the “Attending Services” sign (available from an usher or the office) on your front dashboard and inside the back windshield, too!

This allows free parking on Market, American, and both sides of Second Streets, but not in the SEPTA bus zone or on Filbert St. If you receive a parking violations ticket while parking in the allowable spaces for Sunday or Wednesday services, leave the ticket and your name with our office.

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