Copyright 2020 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801 603-436-8842 christportsnh@comcast.net

Welcome

We look forward to meeting you!

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

Meet our Vicar…

The Rev. David “Chip” Robinson became our Vicar in 2012 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.). A native of Delaware, he is married to Cindy, his wife of 41 years, a graduate of Barrington College (R.I.) with a major in Biblical Studies.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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 1.8 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

2nd and 4th Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite Two on the lawn Sundays at 10:00 a.m. - see link below Liturgy of the Word and Spiritual Communion via Zoom

Our liturgies this weekend

Saturday evening 5:00 service at Christ Church

This Saturday, Oct. 3, Trinity Church will host our weekly Holy Eucharist on the lawn. Please remember to bring your face covering, your lawn chair – and a sweater or jacket if it’s chilly. Join us!

Sunday morning, we will gather at 10 a.m. via Zoom

This week’s service can be accessed here: https://zoom.us/j/98420022442. Phone access is at (929) 205-6099, meeting ID 984 2002 2442. A “virtual coffee hour” will follow. A bulletin for this service may be found here.

Blessing of the animals – this Sunday, Oct. 4 at noon

For the last several years Christ and Trinity Churches have held a joint Blessing of the Animals on the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Francis. This year, it will be on the day itself: Sunday, Oct. 4, at noon, a chance to celebrate the mutual relationship of all God’s creatures while actually enjoying one another’s company in person (masked, of course). We plan to gather in the rear courtyard of Christ Church near our Pet Memorial Garden, as a way to give our companion animals as much freedom as possible, and to make it accessible to all, not just our two congregations. This will follow (and be separate from) our online service that same morning at 10:00.

Christ Church’s current worship schedule

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Copyright 2020 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801 603-436-8842

Welcome

We look forward to meeting

you!

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

Meet our Vicar…

The Rev. David “Chip” Robinson became our Vicar in 2012 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.). A native of Delaware, he is married to Cindy, his wife of 41 years, a graduate of Barrington College (R.I.) with a major in Biblical Studies.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
2nd and 4th Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite Two on the lawn Sundays at 10:00 a.m. - see link below Liturgy of the Word and Spiritual Communion via Zoom

Our liturgies this weekend

Saturday evening 5:00 service at Christ

Church

This Saturday, Oct. 3, Trinity Church will host our weekly Holy Eucharist on the lawn. Please remember to bring your face covering, your lawn chair – and a sweater or jacket if it’s chilly. Join us!

Sunday morning, we will gather at 10 a.m. via

Zoom

This week’s service can be accessed here: https://zoom.us/j/98420022442. Phone access is at (929) 205-6099, meeting ID 984 2002 2442. A “virtual coffee hour” will follow. A bulletin for this service may be found here.

Blessing of the animals – this

Sunday, Oct. 4 at noon

For the last several years Christ and Trinity Churches have held a joint Blessing of the Animals on the Sunday closest to the Feast of St. Francis. This year, it will be on the day itself: Sunday, Oct. 4, at noon, a chance to celebrate the mutual relationship of all God’s creatures while actually enjoying one another’s company in person (masked, of course). We plan to gather in the rear courtyard of Christ Church near our Pet Memorial Garden, as a way to give our companion animals as much freedom as possible, and to make it accessible to all, not just our two congregations. This will follow (and be separate from) our online service that same morning at 10:00.

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 1.8 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

Christ Church’s current

worship schedule

Our 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.
Click here to see our plans for dealing with the COVID-19 virus.