An Inviting Community of Faith
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
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
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...
comes to us
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
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.
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
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
From the West:
Take Route 101 East to I-95 North; follow directions above from Exit 5.
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.
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.