Christ Church Episcopal is a century-old diverse and inclusive urban Anglo-Catholic parish active in the Diocese of East Tennessee and the worldwide Anglican Communion. We are an open community, walking in the way of Jesus while serving others, engaging with an ever-changing world, and living a faith that is timeless, thoughtful, and compassionate.
We meet every Sunday morning at 8, 9:15 and 10:30.
We gather at 8 AM for a said Rite I mass in the Lady Chapel.
Our Adult Education is at 9:15 AM in Fox Hall
We gather for a sung mass with music and incense at 10:30 AM.
We have coffee and donuts after mass in Fox Hall. The second Sunday of the month is a potluck meal.
We are offering live streams of services on our Facebook, Sundays at 10:30 AM.
Lent and Holy Week
Tea & Stations
Beginning 2/19 we will have tea in the Memorial Garden from 3:00PM before Stations of the Cross at 5:30PM. Please feel free to come and go during that time for tea, suitably Lenten baked goods, and snacks for our younger members. We will end our time together with the Stations of the Cross at 5:30PM.
Together with Project Canterbury we will celebrate Shrove Tuesday. We will keep Fat Tuesday in the English fashion with pancakes in Fox Hall and the Memorial Garden at 6pm on February 13. Children are welcome to come early and make the Alleluia to “bury” in the church.
Lent begins on February 14 with Ash Wednesday. We will have a shorter spoken service at noon and a sung service at 6:00 PM.
Holy Week begins on March, 23 with Palm Sunday. We will have a single service at 10:30 AM beginning (weather permitting) in the Memorial Garden for those who are able.
Monday (3/24): Mass at 6:00 PM.
Tuesday (3/25): Tenebrae at 7:00 PM.
Wednesday (3/26): Stations of the Cross at 5:30 PM and Mass at 6:00 PM.
Maundy Thursday (3/27): Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Foot Washing at 6:00 PM followed by Agape meal.
Good Friday (3/28): Veneration of the Cross and Mass of the Presanctified at noon. Children’s veneration of the cross followed by hot cross buns at 3:30 PM.
Easter Vigil (3/29): The Easter Vigil will begin at 8:00 PM with champagne after the service.
Easter Day (3/30): We will celebrate the Resurrection with a single service at 10:30 AM.
We are currently exploring a range of topics during our Adult Education time. We are experimenting with moving to a parish meeting model where our gathering can be a time for serious discussion and engagement with current issues, Biblical perspectives, and our faithful responses.
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Our pews need attention! Our pews, like our church, have been in place for many years and are consequently showing wear and needing repairs and restoration. The cost per pew is approximately $1,000. Will you make a contribution to help with this project? If $1,000 is outside your budget limits, please make a smaller gift if…
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