Welcome to Christ Church Parish, Redding, CT
we are redding's episcopal parish
We are a welcoming community of loving Christians exploring our faith, serving others, and growing in God's love.
Welcome to Our Schedule of Worship Services
- Holy Eucharist on Sunday mornings at both 8 and 10. The 8:00 service on Sunday is a Rite I Holy Eucharist using the Book of Common Prayer. That means that we use traditional, Elizabethan language in the prayers. Our 10:00 Holy Eucharist uses contemporary English. That service also features our choir leading us in song, supported by our pipe organ. We also offer Church School for kids and a nursery for little ones.
Eucharist at Meadow Ridge, usually on the first Sunday of the month at 2 pm, except in April, when it will be held on April 8.
Holy Week & Easter Schedule of Services
Palm Sunday, March 25: Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist at 8 am & 10 am. The Rev. Mark Glidden, preacher.
Maundy Thursday, March 29: Eucharist and Foot-washing, 4:30 pm. A shorter, child-friendly service for all, including children. Wear your sandals! Holy Eucharist, 7:30 pm, followed by Stripping of the Altar. The Rev. David Pople, preacher. Prayer Vigil, all night, from 9 pm until the Great Litany concludes the Vigil at 7 am Friday morning. Sign up ahead of time on the poster in the Parish Hall.
(“Can you not stay awake for just one hour and pray with me?”)
Good Friday, March 30: The Great Litany concludes our prayer vigil at 7 am. Stations of the Cross, noon. We gather in the Parish Hall to “walk” and meditate upon the stations, which are taken from the outdoor shrine of St. Patrick’s Oratory in Conamara, Ireland. Good Friday Liturgy with Communion from the Reserved Sacrament, 7:30 pm. The Rev. David Pople, preacher.
Holy Saturday, March 31: The Great Vigil of Easter, 8:00 pm. Bring a bell! Worship in this most ancient of services, beginning in fire-lit darkness and ending in light and the joy of Christ’s resurrection. We welcome the people of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Georgetown to our church.
The Feast of the Resurrection, Easter Sunday, April 1: Festival Celebrations of the Holy Eucharist at 9 am and 11 am. The Rev. Mark Glidden, preacher. Easter Egg Hunt for children during the Coffee Hour between services. Parents, please bring a dozen filled plastic eggs, avoiding tree nuts, peanuts, and peanut butter as ingredients.
Ways to Reach Out through Our Parish
Here are some ways to help nearby and far away~
- Thanksgiving and Easter DCF Food Baskets
- Sponsor a share in our seventh well in rural Uganda through the nonprofit organization Call to Care Uganda. Give what you like and you'll help us reach our goal of $6500 for the well. It would be a terrific gift for the person who has everything. How about the chance to change some lives??
- Participate in our hands-on service projects, such as Redding Rakes, Rise Against Hunger, and Parents' Night Out. We do lots of helping all year round.
- Refugee Resettlement
A Prayer for Our Country
from The Book of Common Prayer, page 820
Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.