Whoever You Are
Welcome to Christ Episcopal Church, a member of the world wide Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Church USA. We are a thriving integrated and all inclusive congregation proudly located in the Callowhill section of downtown Reading, Pennsylvania. Our congregation began in 1763 and the current beautiful church sanctuary was built in 1826. Our primary form of corporate worship emanates from the richly spiritual Book of Common Prayer, while the heart of our personal spiritual experience in the Lord Jesus Christ is through contemplative prayer. We believe and know that unconditional divine love is how we can all experience God, all the time.
Upcoming & Ongoing Events
UPCOMING EVENTS (Scroll down for Ongoing Events)
04/02/2015 – Thursday – 6 pm potluck dinner with service at 7:30 pm – Prayer vigil in the chapel after the service
04/03/2015 – Friday – Noon – Good Friday service. 7 pm – Youth led program with mature themes
04/04/2015 – Saturday – 7:30 pm – Easter Vigil at Christ Church – Dessert reception follows
04/05/2015 – Sunday – 8:45 am and 10:15 am – Children’s Easter Egg Hunt follows both services
04/10/2015 - Friday – 8 am – 1 pm – Immigration Summit at Alvernia’s McGlinn Conference Center, Cost $20, see posters
04/18/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – The Beatles Mass played by David Cullen
04/19/2015 – Sunday – Bishop Sean Rowe celebrates mass at both services – Please see Fr. John for confirmation and reception into Christ Church.
04/26/2015 – Sunday – 1-3 pm – Clare House Event: High Tea and Eleanor Roosevelt Performance at the Crowne Plaza Reading, Cost $40, see poster
04/28/2015 – Tuesday – 7 pm – Berks Intercultural Alliance Faith Initiative Faith Festival at Quaker Meeting House with youth speaking on “Focus On Faith”.
04/30/2015 – Thursday – New York City bus trip in memory of Ryan Breneman to see the Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall followed by lunch at Becco. See Dick Schilpp for details.
05/16/2015 – Saturday – 9 am to 4 pm – Introduction to the Dignity Model – workshop by Dr. Donna Hicks, registration limited to 45 people, cost $40 (scholarships available).
05/23/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Sara McLachlan Mass played by David Cullen
06/20/2015 – Saturday – 10 am – Public Service of Healing
06/27/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Sting Mass played by David Cullen
07/25/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – George Harrison Mass played by David Cullen
08/22/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Coldplay Mass played by David Cullen
09/26/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Bruce Springsteen Mass played by David Cullen
10/24/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Stevie Wonder Mass played by David Cullen
11/21/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Joan Baez Mass played by David Cullen
Wednesday Breakfast and Bible Study, 7:15 am. at the Wyomissing Family Restaurant
Sunday Morning Adult Forum: Meets weekly in the Parlor Room at 9 am. There will be no Adult Forum on Easter Sunday.
Rummage Sale: The next sale dates are April 8 and 11. Volunteers are needed to sort and price items on Wednesday mornings from 9-12 and to staff the sales. We are always happy to receive donations of clothing, linens, bedding, housewares, and decorative items. We are also now requesting spring and summer clothing.
NA meetings are Sundays at 4 pm. and Wednesdays and Fridays at noon in the parish hall
Christ Church Reading is a community where we discover God together through worship, spiritual growth and ministry among ourselves and with God’s people in the wider community. We affirm our calling to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, who practice the presence of God in our lives.
8:00 AM - Holy Eucharist - Spoken
8:45 AM - Rise & Shine Service in the Chapel for families with young children
10:15 AM - Holy Eucharist with Music
12:05 PM - Holy Eucharist and Healing in the Chapel
3/28/2015 – Saturday 5:30 PM - Jesus Christ Superstar Mass