Our Worship Schedule
The 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.
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