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)
11/29/2015 – Sunday – 4:00 pm – Celebration and Blessing of our new Nativity – We will welcome Advent with the singing of carols in our beautiful courtyard. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served!
12/05/2015 – Saturday – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm – Public Advent Day of Remembrance and Healing Service – There will be a light reception to follow in the Parlor Room and the Labyrinth will be available to be walked in the Parish Hall. Please invite someone who is grieving loss during this emotional season of the year.
12/06/2015 – Sunday – The ECW Annual Cookie Sale and Rummage Open House – Before and after all three morning services.
12/12/2015 – Saturday – 1:00 to 4:00 pm – Advent Quiet Afternoon for Women – An opportunity for reflection and preparation during Advent. Please sign up outside the side door of the sanctuary.
12/19/2015 – Saturday – 5:00 pm – Winter Solstice Celebration – Please bring a dish all can share.
02/21/2016 – Sunday – Church Talent Show – More details to come
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. Next Sunday, please join our annual Advent Wreath making event in the Parish Hall.
Rummage Sale: 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 (fall/winter), linens/bedding, housewares, and decorative items. Please no books right now.
NA meetings are Sundays at 4 pm. and Wednesdays and Fridays at noon in the parish hall
Our Mission Statement
Christ Church, Reading is a faith community of the Episcopal Church, committed to sharing God’s love with all as we walk the way of Christ towards union with God and God’s creation. We provide spiritual space, strength and support for each other as we experience God’s love through fellowship, Eucharistic worship, healing, contemplative prayer, faithful stewardship and loving service, according to God’s will. We continually seek to transform ourselves, and the surrounding community, by moving ever closer to God from wherever we may be along our spiritual journey.
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
11/9/2015 – Monday 6:30 PM - Kristallnacht and Yom Hashoah
11/21/2015 – Saturday 5:30 PM - Joan Baez Mass played by David Cullen