Upcoming Events

“Fools Mass” – Dec 2

We are very pleased to welcome The Dzieci Theatre Group back to Christ Church! In Dzieci’s living example of Holy Theatre, a group of medieval “village idiots” are forced to enact their own Mass, due to the untimely death of their beloved pastor. Bursting with buffoonery and comic audience participation, Fools Mass is balanced with lovely hymns and chants from…

Experiencing The Original 7 Week Advent – Dec 3

Christ Church is in the second year of returning to the original longer season of Advent, and at this Adult Forum we will reflect on how this impacts our entering into the sacred space of Advent.  We will talk about the experience of returning to our roots, and what that has offered us in the…

Christmas Caroling – Dec 3

Join us in bringing the joy of Christmas carols to the residents of South End Gardens in Montclair, several of whom are our parishioners. We will meet there at 3pm. South End Gardens is located at 340 Orange Road. Elves of all ages and abilities are welcome! Mother Diana may just be seen in her…

Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols! – Dec 17

On Sunday, December 17th, at 5pm, Christ Church will be presenting the annual Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols. An evening of sacred music, readings, prayers, and hymns.  Featuring the Christ Church Choir, under the direction of Mr. William Davies, Director of Music, the evening will include the music of Brahms, Ireland, Ord, Archer, Warlock, and traditional arrangements. Don’t…

500 Years of Reform – Oct 15, 22 & 29

This year marks 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.  He was not the first one to speak against the Roman Catholic church, but it was his courage in this moment that sparked what is known as The Reformation – a movement that continues unending…

Instructed Eucharist – Oct 29

Rich, deep liturgical worship is a hallmark of Anglicanism, of which the Episcopal Church is a part. Yet even cradle Episcopalians, as well as visitors, will often ask (or wonder privately) about the worship we do: “Why do you this?” or “What does this mean?”  Or, there may be meanings we have come to impart on…

All Saints Sunday – Nov 5

On Sunday, November 5th, we will celebrate all All Saints, when we remember all the saints of the church who have gone before us.  It is also a traditional day for baptisms, and so if you are interested in the sacrament of baptism for yourself, or for your child, please contact Mother Diana directly at rector@christchurchepiscopal.org…

Fall Founder’s Fest Sunday – Oct 1

                    We were founded on October 4, 1858, so that Sunday we celebrate our 159th birthday in a festive service followed by a feast.  We will have only one service that day, at 10:30am, followed by a wonderful brunch.  Bring a dish to share, if you can, but…

Blessing of the Backpacks – Sept 10

On Sunday, September 10th, we will bless all the backpacks for all school age children. Children should bring their school backpack.  At the beginning of worship, before they go to Sunday School, we will bless them and their backpacks, asking God to watch over them and give them guidance and strength in the school year…

Choir Returns – Sep 10

Our choir, whose voices we miss so much in the summer, will return on September 10th.  If you are interested in joining the choir, please let our Director of Music, Bill Davies, know by emailing him at music@christchurchepiscopal.org, or by saying hello to him after a service.  Choir rehearsals for adults are on Thursday evenings…