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Welcome!

Thank you for visiting our website. Christ Church is a small but vibrant Episcopal congregation serving the Seacoast region of the Diocese of New Hampshire. We strive to live the message of Christ, in which all are welcome. Christ Church is the home of Little Blessings Childcare, which serves the greater Seacoast area, with families currently residing in over a dozen towns in southern New Hampshire and Maine. Owned by and housed in Christ Church, it continues to improve and enhance its program. Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental, worship and service-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and to be. We hope to provide a space that welcomes both the spiritual seeker and the seasoned disciple so that people from many starting points can find their home in God with us. If you are seeking a spiritual home or are just exploring the life of faith, we hope you will walk with us on that journey of discovery. We are in a shared ministry with Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 High St. (Route 27) in Hampton. This new model of shared ministry allows for creativity and the use of joint resources in witnessing and outreach to the Seacoast community while allowing us to maintain our unique, individual presence in Hampton and Portsmouth. We look forward to welcoming you this Sunday. The Rev. David “Chip” Robinson Vicar

Worship With Us!

Christ Church, Portsmouth 10:30 a.m.       Holy Eucharist, Rite II                                                                                                            Godly Play (1st & 3rd Sundays)                           Gospel Lessons for Kids (2nd & 4th Sundays) 11:30 a.m.       Fair Trade Coffee & Fellowship Trinity Church, Hampton Sat. 5 p.m.    Holy Eucharist, Rite I 8:45 a.m.          Holy Eucharist, Rite II                                      Gospel Lessons for Kids (1st & 3rd Sundays)                            Child Supervision (2nd & 4th Sundays) 9:45 a.m.          Coffee & Fellowship

Meet Our Vicar...

The Rev. David “Chip” Robinson comes to us after eleven years as rector of the Church of our Saviour in Milford, followed by a brief stint as interim priest at Church of the Holy Spirit, Plymouth. Before coming to New Hampshire in 2000, he served as rector of Grace Church, Norwood, Mass. for fourteen years. From 1982-1986, he was associate rector at Church of the Holy Spirit, Orleans, Mass. Fr. Chip received his Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary, and his undergraduate degree from Salisbury University (Md.). Last year, he completed special training in Appreciative Transition Ministry from the Clergy Leadership Institute. During his tenure in Norwood, Mass., he was one of the founding partners of the Norwood Ecumenical Food Pantry, and served the Diocese of Massachusetts in several capacities, including ten years as a stewardship consultant. While at Our Saviour in Milford, he was instrumental in forming an international partnership with an Anglican parish in Ondjiva, Angola, and served the larger community as Faith Relations chair for the Nashua chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Here in the Diocese of New Hampshire, he has served on Diocesan Council and as chair of the Clergy Compensation Committee. A native of Delaware, he is married to Cindy, his wife of 34 years, a graduate of Barrington College (R.I.) with a major in Biblical Studies. He was ordained to the diaconate in his home parish, St. Luke’s, Seaford, Del., in 1982, and the priesthood at Holy Spirit, Orleans, Mass., in 1983. He and his wife are long-time lovers of the New Hampshire and Maine seacoast, and are delighted to make their home here.

Safe Church

Christ Church is a certified Safe Church. All our parish leaders, staff and regular volunteers are trained in best practices that insure the safety and security of everyone who comes to our services and events. Christ Church provides a safe and healthy environment for all people. The Safe Church program is administered by the Diocese of New Hampshire and overseen at Christ Church by a volunteer Safe Church Coordinator.
Directions to Christ Church From I-95 North or South: Take Exit 5 off I-95 to the Portsmouth Circle; take Route 1 Bypass south. Go 1.5 miles to the stoplight at the intersection with Mirona Road (McDonald’s on right), turn left into church parking lot. From the West: Take Route 101 East to I-95 North; follow directions above from Exit 5. From Hampton: Take Route 1 North. Go through the stoplight at the intersection with Elwyn/Peverly Hill Rds. (Market Basket on left). At next light (Mirona Rd.), turn right into church parking lot.

Map:

1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH  03801

Parish Mission Statement The mission of Christ Church is to share the light of Christ in the world.  As progressive Christians we welcome all people into our sanctuary, regardless of race, economic circumstances, gender, sexual orientation, or religious background.  We gather to worship, sing, celebrate, acknowledge common needs, be fed at God’s table and care, come and nurture one another.  From there we go forth into the world to be active servants of the spirit of Jesus, ministering to those in need and taking God’s grace and peace into the wider community.

Come and be Fed!

We are a diverse group of people of differing abilities, economic circumstances, sexual orientation and backgrounds who love and care for each other. We all love to eat and we have some great cooks. So come and be fed, both spiritually and physically.
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