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   We are members of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester New York, where we live out Bishop Prince Singh’s call for Radical Hospitality, Creative Mission, and Passionate Spirituality.

  Whether you have been a life-long Episcopalian or whether you are curious about how the Church might be relevant and meaningful for you in today's world, we welcome you. On any given day of the week you may find us carrying hot food from our kitchen to hungry neighbors, or absorbed in the beauty of music and liturgy. You may find us hosting world class musicians through our partnership with the Eastman School of Music, or pulling stones from our garden beds. You may find us deep in study of deChardin’s “The Phenomenon of Man” or driving someone home from the hospital. You will find us both deepening our faith and asking questions; called to both action and contemplation by the words of our Scriptures; and circling around Christ's Table with all our likenesses and differences as One Body. 

    Whether you are a sojourner passing by or looking for a parish family, it is my sincere hope you will stop by. We would love to host you.

In Christ,
The Rev. Ruth Ferguson






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Parish Outreach
 
   A Meal & More
serves people in need, free of charge, hot, well-balanced, nutritious meals every Wednesday and Sunday in a safe, inviting and clean environment. Guests include the homeless, disabled, unemployed, elderly, children and anyone needing a helping hand at this time in their lives.
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Music at Christ Church
 
    Through partnerships and collaborations with the Eastman School of Music, the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, and the Rochester Area Community Foundation, Christ Church is an important center for sacred music performance and education. Please continue to read about our choral and instrumental ensembles, the pipe organs of the Eastman School of Music, and our fellowships and training programs in sacred music.
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Compline at Christ Church
  
    The Christ Church Schola Cantorum sings the monastic Office of Compline Sunday evenings at 9:00 PM (October through April). The ancient and historic Office of Compline is ideal for the needs of modern daily life. Compline, the most contemplative of the monastic offices, marks the close of the "Hours of the Divine Office". Members of the Schola Cantorum, faculty and students of the Eastman School of Music play organ preludes to Compline each Sunday evening at 8:50 P.M. Candlelight Concerts precede Compline at 8:30 PM on the first Sunday of the month.
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VanDelinder Fellowships

 
    We are extremely happy to announce that Käthe Wright Kaufman is the first ever recipient of the Roy E. VanDelinder, Jr. Prize in Liturgical Organ Skills at Christ Church. The prize was awarded to Käthe for her great achievement and prowess in our VanDelinder Fellowship Program. We also thank Prince Nyatanga, and Nicholas Halbert for their tremendous work in the VanDelinder Fellowship Program. This program provides vocational training and development for Eastman organ student(s) who are pursuing a career in liturgical music. It is made possible by a generous gift from the Roy E. VanDelinder, Jr. Fund of Rochester Area Community Foundation.
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Upcoming Concerts & Events



2014
Xerox Rochester International
Jazz Festival

Made in the UK Series
June 20th thru the 28th

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    Celtic Mass
Sunday June 22nd


10:30 AM. Concert & Prelude

11:00 AM. Sung Eucharist.

Music by Tullamore Celtic Band, with Guests Shirley Ricker, Scottish Small Pipes & Peter Watson, Scottish Highland Pipes.
Reception to Follow With Traditonal Celtic Treats.

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