Christ Church Georgetown

Welcome to Christ Church, Georgetown

Rector’s Welcome

Welcome to Christ Church, Georgetown! Whether you are a life-long Christian or just inquiring about or beginning that wonderful and exciting journey of faith, here at Christ Church you will know welcome, love, respect, and belonging.

Welcome to Christ Church, Georgetown! Whether you are a long-time Christian, seeking to renew a relationship with God, renewing one from a past time, or are on a path of seeking and discovery, we are happy to welcome you to this community of faith. As Episcopalians, we are anchored in the one, holy, catholic and apostolic faith. We are a people of resurrection faith. More

Join Christ Church

We invite you with joy to join this community of faith! Baptism is the only requirement for full membership in the Episcopal Church and baptism in any denomination is accepted if it was performed with water and in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. More

We provide programming several times a year to support the spiritual enrichment of parents, especially in regard to the faith development of children and youth.
Through the support of the parish, we are fortunate to offer a wonderful and comprehensive Sunday School and youth group program for children from age 3 through the 12th grade.

Christ Church in the Community

We are commanded as Christians to love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We can heed God's call to love our neighbors by serving other members of our local and global communities, especially the poor, the hungry, the homeless, and the lonely. More

Parish Profile

The Vestry is delighted to announce the successful conclusion of the search for the rector who will lead us forward in our life as a community in Christ. The Reverend Timothy A. R. Cole has received and answered our call to Christ Church Georgetown, and we look forward to welcoming him and his wife Lorraine, a teacher specializing in dyslexia, in the new year. Their son, Timothy, will be joining them; their daughter Emily will remain in London, where she is studying for a graduate degree in psychology.

Father Cole comes from a place that is theologically close to us, although many miles away: He was ordained in the Scottish Episcopal Church, from which our own American church has grown, and, until recently, served as the Assistant Chaplain General for the Third United Kingdom Division, leading 33 chaplains in five brigade teams. He is an Honorary Chaplain to the Queen. The son of a priest, Father Cole earned degrees from Aberdeen University, Edinburgh University, and Cardiff University, and he began his professional path with a decade of parish ministry. First he served as curate at Holy Trinity Church in Dunfermline, then vice provost of St. Andrew's Cathedral in Inverness, and finally rector of St. Michael and All Saints in Edinburgh. His next call was to join the Royal Army Chaplains Department, where he has served for twenty years in positions of increasing seniority, with a variety of garrison churches -- the military base equivalent of parish churches -- and with units deployed to Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Iraq (where he was the British Senior Force Chaplain), and Afghanistan (where he was the Theatre and Joint Force Senior Chaplain).

Drawn back to a more traditional parish ministry, Father Cole is bringing the depth of his experience with younger people and families to our midst, a dedication to pastoral care and community building through outreach and prayer, and a joy in the traditional liturgies and commitment to scripture. As he concludes his responsibilities in the U.K. over the next few months, we can prepare to welcome him into a spiritual home that will be joyfully familiar in many ways, and a source of new excitement in others.  In his words, he is "touched and humbled" to have received our call, and we on the vestry are certain that the feelings will be reciprocated by the parish, as we start together on the next phase of our lives.



Christ Church, Georgetown: a community of faith of the Episcopal tradition