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)
09/11/2015 – Friday – 6:00 – 8:30 pm – Fall Festival of the Arts, Art Exhibit and Opening Reception, Hintz Room & Conference Room at Trinity Lutheran Church
09/11/2015 – Friday – 7:00 pm – Fall Festival of the Arts, Poetry Out Loud, Chapel, Trinity Lutheran Church
09/12/2015 – Saturday – 7:00 pm – Fall Festival of the Arts, Salon Discussion with Kurt Lueders – Aristide Cavaille-Coll: the Right Man at the Right Time – The salon will be held at the home of Dail and David Richie. Address will be provided at the time of reservation. $20 admission payable at the door.
09/13/2015 – Sunday – 4:00 pm – Fall Festival of the Arts, Organ Concert Featuring Kurt Lueders – Nave, Christ Episcopal Church – Free will offering encouraged.
09/26/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Bruce Springsteen Mass played by David Cullen
10/03/2015 & 10/04/2015 – 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm (both days) – Fall Festival of the Arts – Miss Nelson is Missing – Olivet Boys and Girls Club, Center for the Arts, 328 Walnut St, Reading – Olivet members, no charge with membership card – all others $5 per person payable at the door.
10/17/2015 – Saturday – 7:30 pm – Fall Festival of the Arts – Choral Concert: Vox Philia – Nave, Christ Episcopal Church – Reception to follow, $20 per person at the door.
10/24/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Stevie Wonder Mass played by David Cullen
11/09/2015 – Monday - Kristallnacht
11/21/2015 – Saturday – 5:30 pm – Joan Baez Mass played by David Cullen
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 week’s forum will be a discussion led by Fr. John on religious extremism.
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. The next sale dates are August 5 and 8 – The Back to School Sale!
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
8/22/2015 – Saturday 5:30 PM - Coldplay Mass played by David Cullen