Christ Church Georgetown Garden


Worship in the Garden


Come, join us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for Holy Eucharist in the beauty of the garden.






This Week at Christ Church

Alyse Viggiano's Ordination: On Saturday, August 5, at 11:00 a.m., Alyse will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests by the Rt. Rev. Dorsey McConnell, Bishop of Pittsburgh, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 228 S. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. A reception will follow. All are invited to attend.

Garden Service at 9:00 a.m. Sunday: The 9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist will be held in the Chapel Garden through September 3, weather permitting.

Sermons: The sermon from each Sunday’s 11:15 a.m. service is available on the Christ Church website. If you were unable to come to church or wish to read the sermon, click here.

Soup Kitchen and Grate Patrol:  Check your calendar, bring family and frineds - all are welcome, no experience necessary, and we offer school credit! Our next dates are Sunday-Monday, August 20-21. Volunteers work in the kitchen, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  making soup and sandwiches and bagging meals.  Grate Patrol volunteers, in partnership with the Salvation Army, deliver meals at seven DC locations, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  For more information visit our website or email Liza Ballantine.

Calling all Hoyas: Are you a current student, alumna(e), professor, otherwise engaged at Georgetown University, or know someone who is? We would love to hear from you! We are planning a Fall Dinner for Georgetown University alums and students of all ages to connect in our parish home and would love for you to join us. Please identify yourself in person or by email (and your Georgetown connection) by September 1 to Liza Ballantine or the Parish Office. Details to follow. 

Humane Rescue Alliance: The annual "Bark Ball" was a great success again this year with a good Christ Church contingent. For more information, click here.


Please note the following dates on your calendars as we approach a new program year:

  • Sunday, September 10, Homecoming Sunday: There will be a combined service at 10:00 a.m. followed by an "urban picnic.
  • Thrift Shop Reopens: The Thrift Shop will reopen on Wednesday, September 13.
  • Sunday, September 17:
    • Opening Celebration for Youth Education will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall Auditorium. Classes will begin on Sunday September 24.
    • Sunday Adult Forum will resume at 10:00 a.m. in Keith Hall. The 2017-2018 series is entitled A Sacramental Life
  • Sunday, October 24, Coffee & Colloquy resumes at 10:00 in the Rectory. These monthly occasions are open to all, in particular to provide 9:00 a.m. congregants with an opportunity to hear and discuss the 11:15 a.m. sermon with the preacher of the day.
  • Sunday, October 1, Choral Evensong resumes at 5:00 p.m. and will continue on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays through May 2018.
  • Sunday, October 7, the 2017-2018 Concert Series begins with a performance in the church at 4:00 p.m. by the Inscape Chamber Orchestra. A free-will offering will benefit Georgetown Ministry Center. A reception follows in Keith Hall. Other concerts in the series are: Saturday, January 27, 4:00 p.m., with the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters, and Saturday, April 14, 4:00 p.m., another Inscape Chamber Orchestra concert.
  • Sunday, October 22, Choral Evensong, 5:00 p.m., with Dr. Martin Neary, the distinguished British composer and church musician returning to Christ Church as guest conductor.
  • Thursday, November 9, Veterans' Day Service at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner. Details to follow shortly.
  • Sunday, November 12, Bicentennial Celebration: The first of three celebrations for Christ Church's Bicentennial, will take place. This one commenorates the initial organizational meeting of the church on November 10, 1817. There will be a combined service at 10:00 a.m. featuring a specially commissioned Communion Setting and followed by an exhiboition and festive reception.