All Saints and All Souls mark a turning point in the year. Traditionally the Book of Common Prayer ceases to name Sundays as 'after Trinity' and now marks them as 'before Advent.' We are no longer looking back to Pentecost or to Trinity Sunday but, instead, we are looking forward to Advent, to Christmas, and the lengthening of days. The rest of the natural world we find in winter does not exactly translate into a time of rest within the
Christ Church is a historic Anglo-Catholic parish in Chattanooga. Our congregation draws from the surrounding area and the UTC community who come for our distinctive worship and warm welcome. We value music as an integral part of our liturgy that allows us to worship together in song and explore the devotional riches of our tradition. Christ Church seeks a director of music with a mature faith who can take on this leadership position to help grow this ministry within our
You may have seen them these past few Sundays, and we would like to formally introduce our two seminarians and our new interim director of music! Adrienne Cox, DMA We want to give a very warm welcome to Adrienne Cox as our interim Director of Music/Organist. She will no doubt be known to many of us here at Christ Church. We look forward to her musical contributions to our worship and our parish life. Adrienne Cox, trained as a pianist for much of
One hundred years ago Fr. Robertson wrote in "The Reminder" about the first twenty years of Christ Church: "It is the practice of the Catholic faith that has marked this parish for persecution, belittling, and yet for joy, triumph and an influence which we feel only Jesus knows in its fullness." Christ Church was able to keep going because of its practice of the Catholic faith and its joy in that faith.
Our upcoming feast days are:The Transfiguration, this Thursday the 5th at 6 pmThe Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Monday the 16th at 6 pmAnd St. Bartholomew, Tuesday the 24th, at 9 am. Our vestry meeting will be on August 22nd at 12 pm, via Zoom or in-person. Project Canterbury kicks off the school year with a cookout in the Christ Church parking lot, Sunday the 15th, from 5-7, and then begins having evening services on Sundays on the 22nd at 6
Many of you will be aware that with the arrival of the Delta variant of COVID-19 we have seen an increase in the number of cases in our area. The CDC and Hamilton County Health Department have now both recommended a return to wearing masks indoors for everyone regardless of whether they have received the vaccine. The safest option at this time for us will be a return to wearing masks indoors during our services. The altar party will be
Beloved in Christ, I am writing to update you again about our precautions around COVID at Christ Church. Many of you have reached out to me to ask questions and to request changes to our current practice. The pace for these changes has been and will continue to be determined by a number of factors including safety concerns as well as what is practically possible for everyone involved. We are looking into the feasibility of starting some of our autumn programs