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

Our worship exists to glorify God and be "nourishment for the journey" for everyone who participates. There are many styles and occasions of prayer and praise, and we use many traditional and contemporary resources. We want worship to be welcoming and hospitable, sustaining and transforming.

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 Greenwich 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 worldwide Anglican Communion. The Eucharist is central to our Sunday worship. Our rich Anglican choral tradition enhances much of our services.

Our Sunday worship offerings include the following:

Click on worship service times to read a description of the service.
  • 8:00 am in the Chapel

    Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    A quiet service of Holy Communion and sermon in the Chapel.  This is a great service for early birds.
  • 9:15 am in the Church

    Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    A service of Holy Communion with sermon, prayer, and music (provided by one or more of our excellent choirs) using the more contemporary form of worship from the Book of Common Prayer (called Rite II).

    During this service, in addition to childcare for infants and toddlers up to age three, worship offerings are available for children in Pre-K through grade 5. Learn more >
  • 10:10 Exploration Series

    Join us at the 10:10 Exploration Series each Sunday for presentations by speakers from our faith community as well as scholars, business people and theologians from around the country. Enjoy a cup of coffee and snacks with fellow parishioners as we learn about their spiritual journey, while sharing and exploring our own. Check our calendar for what's happening at this Sunday's 10:10.
  • 11:00 am in the Church

    Holy Eucharist, Rite I
    A service of Holy Communion with sermon, prayer and music (provided by one or more of our excellent choirs) using the more traditional form of worship from the Book of Common Prayer (called Rite I).

    Childcare is available for infants and toddlers up to age three. Learn more >
  • 5:00 pm in the Church

    Compline & Communion
    Compline is a beautiful service of sung prayer enriched by a brief meditation and Communion.

    Once a month, the choirs offer a special choral service in place of Compline & Communion.
  • Summer Worship Schedule

    • 8:00 am - Chapel
      Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    • 10:00 am - Church (replacing the 9:15 and 11:00 am worship services)
      Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    • 5:00 pm - Church
      Compline & Communion
  • Weekday Worship

    Daily Office
    Join us Tuesday - Friday, to say a brief 20 minute prayer services.

    8:00 am, Bookstore Mezzanine
    Morning Prayer

    Tuesday- Friday
    4:30 pm, Church
    Evening Prayer

    Tuesday & Thursday

    Tuesday Eucharist
    On Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am, join us in the Chapel for an offering of Holy Communion and a brief homily.

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. Learn more about Worship Volunteers here.

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. Learn more about Pastoral Care Volunteers here

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