Sunday Services of Holy Eucharist

Rite I – 8:00 AM – This service is in the  traditional language of the Episcopal liturgy. The 8:00AM service is spoken, contemplative, and there is no music.

Rite II – 10:00 AM – This service is in the contemporary language of the Episcopal liturgy from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. The 10:00AM service is accompanied by organ and choral music.  Our organist and choirmaster, Lynnette Combs, is especially adept at mixing traditional and contemporary music which enrich all of our services.

Children and families are invited to any and all services. The northwest corner of the sanctuary has a child-size table and chairs along with coloring materials and books to make their time in the sanctuary more enjoyable. We welcome the energy and voices of children to our worship service, even on the rough days.

The 10:00 service tends to have more children, as that is when our church school meets when it is in session. On the fourth Sunday of each month, children are invited down to the front of the sanctuary for a short children’s message connected to the adult reflection for the week.

At Christ Church, we practice “Open Table,” which means that everyone is invited to receive Communion no matter where one is on one’s journey of faith.

Holy Week & Easter Schedule of Services 2018

Palm Sunday

Procession of Palms and Passion Narrative

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Services at 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM


Maundy Thursday

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Eucharist & Foot Washing at 7:00 PM
An informal service lasting about 45 minutes. Participation in the foot washing is optional.


Good Friday

Friday, March 30, 2018

Liturgy for Good Friday at 12:00 PM
A spoken, contemplative service.

Service of Tenebrae with Choir at 7:00 PM
A melding of scripture and choral music meant to invite contemplation on the significance of Jesus’ self-sacrifice.


The Great Vigil of Easter

Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Church of the Good Shepherd, Barre, VT

The Vigil tells the story of God’s salvation for all people throughout all time, culminating with the Resurrection of Jesus as the pinnacle of our salvation. This service is the first Eucharist of Easter and lasts about 90 minutes.


Easter Day – Festive Eucharist with Full Choir

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Services at 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM
Easter is one of two services with music at the 8:00 AM service.

There will be an Easter egg hunt for children following the 10:00 AM service.