Vermont Chapter Presents Bach Organ Marathon

The fifth annual Bach organ marathon at Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State Street in Montpelier, will take place on Sunday, March 24th, 2019, starting at 1:30 p.m. This AGO-sponsored event is free and open to the public.  Donations will support the music scholarship program in the Montpelier public schools. The instrument, a Karl Wilhelm two-manual…

6-Week Lenten Reflection Options!

Are you interested in using the relative stillness of late winter to grow and develop your spiritual life?   Four Lenten programs are available from the Society of St. John the Evangelist: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel according to John;  1. Five Marks of Love 2. Growing a Rule of Life 3. It’s Time to…….

Christmas Services

Christmas Celebrations at Christ Episcopal Church Annual Montpelier Community Carol Sing, 6:30PM, Sunday, December 9, 2018. Christmas Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, 7:00PM, Thursday, December 13, 2018. Children’s Christmas Pageant and Eucharist, 10:00AM, Sunday, December 16, 2018. Christmas Eve Eucharist & Carols, Children & Family Friendly, 5:00PM, Monday, December 24, 2018. Christmas Eve Eucharist & Carols, Choir with Festive Music, 9:00PM,…

Lessons and Carols

Our annual service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be held on Thursday, December 13th, at 7:00 p.m. Please join us to follow the biblical journey from the creation story in Genesis to the birth of Jesus. The service alternates readings with congregational songs and choir anthems. There will be refreshments after the service. All…

48th Annual Community Carol Sing

 This year, the 48th annual community Christmas carol sing will be held at Christ Church, on Sunday, December 9th, at 6:30 p.m.  This is a wonderful opportunity to join voices with neighbors and friends in singing familiar Christmas carols, and also to listen to Montpelier choirs and other musicians.  Refreshments will follow. All are welcome!

Anima Concert on December 1

Anima, the well-known Vermont women’s ensemble, together with the Fyre and Lightning Consort, present “Splendid Star”, at Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier on Saturday, December 1st, at 7:00 p.m. From the soaring chants of Hildegard von Bingen, to medieval rounds and dance tunes, to Renaissance polyphony, this music looks forward to the return of the…

Concerts at Noon begin November 29, 2018

CONCERTS AT NOON: In the Sanctuary Bring a bag lunch; coffee and tea (and sometimes cookies) are provided. Donations are solicited for the stained glass window designed by local artist Mike Ridge. Concerts begin at noon and end at 12:45.  Christ Church is at 64 State Street. For more information visit online at christchurchvt.org  …

Celebrating 150 Years in Montpelier, June 1-3, 2018

All events are free and open to the public! Friday, June 1, 2018, 7:30 PM Jennifer Bower, Organ Recital Jennifer is the 2018 artist of the year for the Vermont Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Saturday, June 2, 2018, 5:00-7:00 PM Celebratory Community Dinner – All Are Welcome! Sponsored by Youth & Family…

Montpelier Spring Noontime Concerts Begin April 5

We are excited to announce our spring series of concerts at noon on Thursdays in the sanctuary. Each 45-minute performance begins at noon; all are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Coffee, tea, (and sometimes cookies) are provided. A freewill donation is solicited to help with repairs to this historic landmark building. April 5    …

Fourth Annual Bach Marathon – March 25, 2018

Bach Organ Marathon On Sunday, March 25, 2018 starting at 1:30PM, the fourth annual Bach Marathon will fill the sanctuary with the glorious music of J.S. Bach.  Five organists, plus some piano students, will perform.  All donations will benefit the music scholarship program in the Montpelier Public Schools.  Come and go as you please; there…

Organ Concert on September 17th

Lynnette Combs is giving an organ concert on Sunday, September 17th, at 4:00 p.m.  Inspired by her visit to J.S. Bach’s hometown of Leipzig, Germany, her program is called “Light from Leipzig” and features composers who were influenced by J.S. Bach, a genius as both organist and composer.  Admission is by donation; proceeds will benefit…

Join the Choir!

Anyone interested in joining the choir can contact the choirmaster, Lynnette Combs, at 371-5066 or homeplacegirl@gmail.com.  The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m , September – June, and sings at the 10:00 a.m. service year-round.

150th Anniversary of Christ Church’s Sanctuary

On June 2, 2018, we at Christ Church will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the consecration of our current historic Christ Church building.  Throughout this coming year, we will be planning festive services to mark the occasion of our sesquicentennial!  2018 promises to be a big year in the life of Christ Episcopal Church!

Worship & Liturgy 101 Sunday, September 17th Immediately following the 10:00 AM Service :

For many folks who come to the Episcopal Church from other denominations, our worship services may generate questions as to “why we do what we do.”  Do you have questions about our liturgies? Are you sometimes confused?  If so, you aren’t alone!  On Sunday, September 17, 2017 immediately following the 10:00AM service, the Worship Committee…

Sunday August 20th at 4:00 PM Third Annual Hymn Sing

 The Worship Committee will sponsor the Christ Church Annual Hymn Sing on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 4:00PM in the Memorial Garden.  Marjorie Strong, Organist from Church of the Good Shepherd and Christ Church’s Nancy Smith will be our instrumentalists.  Summer potluck dinner to follow.  You’re invited to bring something to share for dinner. Come…

First Day of Church School September 10th

Registration and the first day of Church School will begin on Sunday, September 11th during the 10:00 AM Service, with registration beginning at 9:45 AM.  All children and teenagers are welcome to attend.  A calendar, featuring the curriculum and the upcoming events will be available to help busy families plan ahead. We will make every…

Singing from the Sacred Harp

Anyone interested in singing from the traditional American songbook called the Sacred Harp is invited to meet in the Taplin on the second Sunday of every month, from 2 to 5 p.m.  No experience is necessary.  Many of the songs are from the early years of the United States; the music is direct, the lyrics…

Green Up Day is this Saturday

The annual Vermont Green-Up Day this year falls on Saturday, May 6, 2017.  As a community, this is our opportunity to get out and do some work with our hands!  Please consider coming out on Saturday morning to help with the following tasks:   Picking up sticks and litter in the courtyard and around the…

Green Up Day

The annual Vermont Green-Up Day this year falls on Saturday, May 6, 2017.  As a community, this is our opportunity to get out and do some work with our hands!  We would appreciate your participation in this annual event, as we spruce up the grounds around both Christ Church and the Montpelier community.  More information…

Cans and Coins Drive – May 7th through June 4th

The Christ Church Youth and Family Ministry is collecting empty cans/bottles for deposit and loose change.  The can and bottle drive will run until Pentecost on June 4th, when we will redeem our bottles, count all the pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters and give it all to our neighbors at the Another Way Community Center….

Ministry Fair

On May 21,2017, the Social Justice Ministry will be holding a Ministry Fair during coffee hour following the 10:00AM service. There will be an opportunity to look at the work members are involved in, ask questions, and learn more about what is going on in the Montpelier area. Some of the displays will include: Refugee…

“Cracking the Codes”

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 5:00PM, the Social Justice Ministry is offering the film, “Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity” in the Parish Hall at Christ Church. This film has been produced by World Trust, and “reveals a self-perpetuating system of inequity in which internal factors play out in external structures.” There…

Green Up Day 2017

The annual Vermont Green-Up Day this year falls on Saturday, May 6, 2017.  As a community, this is our opportunity to get out and do some work with our hands!  We would appreciate your participation in this annual event, as we spruce up the grounds around both Christ Church and the Montpelier community.  More information…