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he prayer book is a banquet. Let us keep the feast.
– Frank Griswold, former Presiding Bishop

Worship is the heart of our life at church. At Christ Church Greenwich, we strive for worship to be welcoming and hospitable, sustaining and transforming. Historically our size has allowed for an extraordinary variety of worship experiences.

Episcopal worship is rooted in the Book of Common Prayer, from Archbishop Cranmer and its 1552 origins through the current 1979 edition and beyond. Christ Church makes the most of the wealth of opportunities the BCP offers. The prayer book liturgy is the heart of our participatory worship and connects us with the world-wide Anglican Communion.

The Eucharist is central to our Sunday worship. Our rich Anglican choral tradition enhances much of our services. We have four services on Sunday—a traditional 8am Eucharist, choral services at 9:15 (Rite II), and 11:00 (Rite I), and a sung Compline with Eucharist at 5pm. Additionally, we offer one Choral Evensong once a month from September to May and a variety of occasional services, most notably several during Holy Week including a three-hour Good Friday service and culminating in the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday evening. During the 9:15 service, there are separate programs for children, who return to the church in time to join their families for the Eucharist. Click here for our Worship Schedule.

Importantly, our worship does not begin and end on Sundays. We offer morning prayer Tuesday through Friday at 8am in the mezzanine of Christ Church Books & Gifts, evening prayer Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30pm in the church, and on Tuesday mornings, a Eucharist service at 10am in the chapel.   

We also offer unique services, especially our annual late spring “Mass On The Grass” service on the Great Lawn at the Tomes-Higgins House and “Preach On The Beach” at Tod’s Point.

Parishioners are vital participants in our worship services, from children serving as acolytes to adult members of the congregation taking part as intercessors, lectors, Eucharistic ministers and visitors, altar guild, ushers, and greeters.

Bringing the Eucharist to the homebound is also an important piece of our worship offering.  Indeed, our lay Eucharistic Visitors administered communion 1735 times to homebound parishioners and those at the Nathaniel Witherell nursing home and other town facilities during 2017.  

Worship is the heart of our life at church. At Christ Church Greenwich, we strive for worship to be welcoming and hospitable, sustaining and transforming. Historically our size has allowed for an extraordinary variety of worship experiences.  

Christ Church Greenwich