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. Look at our eTidings page for updates on our Transition Process!
Eucharist at Meadow Ridge, usually on the first Sunday of the month at 2 pm.
Advent and Christmas 2018
Sundays at 9:45 am
Advent Wreath Lighting
Wednesday, December 19, 5:30 pm
Longest Night Worship, followed by soup and salad
Sunday, December 23 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
8 am Holy Eucharist
10 am Lessons & Carols with Holy Eucharist, followed by greening of the church & decorating parish hall Christmas tree
Monday, December 24 — Christmas Eve
3:45 Rehearsal for pick-up choir
5 pm Festival Holy Eucharist
9 pm Prelude, followed by Festival of Holy Eucharist
Tuesday, December 25 — Christmas Day
10 am Holy Eucharist with Carols
Sunday, December 30, First Sunday after Christmas
8 am and 10 am Holy Eucharist
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.
A Prayer from our Discernment Committee:
Almighty God, you know the needs of your Church in every place: look graciously upon us, the people of Christ Church Redding, and grant us the guidance of your Holy Spirit as we seek a new Rector for this parish.
Give us discernment, wisdom, and confidence in your timing.
Guide the members of our committee, as they labor to be faithful in seeking your will.
We pray for the life of our parish, that we may continue to be strengthened in our mission to be Jesus Christ’s heart, hands and feet to our neighbors no matter where they are on their journey of faith.
Bless us with mutual trust and respect, courage, and foresight as you shepherd our community through its journey.
Grace us with continuous direction and inspire us toward genuine self-reflection.
All this we ask as we walk in your ways to the glory of your name. Amen.