News & Events



The Reverend Kristen Hawley called to serve as Rector of St. David's Parish
On Wednesday, September 13, the Rector, the Reverend Timothy A. R. Cole, announced that the Reverend Kristen L. Hawley, Assistant to the Rector since 2013, will soon leave Christ Church, Georgetown, to become the next Rector of St. David's Parish in the Palisades neighborhood of Washington, DC. Click here for the full text of Father Cole's letter to the parish.

The Reverend Elizabeth Gardner to join Parish Staff
Father Cole is delighted to announce that the Reverend Elizabeth Gardner, who goes by “Beth”, is to be appointed Assistant to the Rector at Christ Church. A gifted and caring priest, Beth has previously served as Assistant to the Rector at Saint John's Church, McLean, and Interim Rector at the Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC. She is married to Chris and has two daughters, Annie (16) and Carolyn (14). Beth will begin her ministry among us on October 15.

Coffee and Colloquy in the Rectory
Sunday, September 24, 10:00 a.m.
Held monthly during the academic year, this informal gathering is aimed particularly, but by no means exclusively at adults who attend the 9:00 a.m. Eucharist as there is a children’s homily, but no adult sermon at that liturgy. Join members of the clergy and fellow parishioners for lively dialogue and reflection over coffee and pastries. Click here to learn more.

Choral Evensong resumes
Sunday, October 1, 5:00 p.m.
Join us for the first service of Choral Evensong of the 2017-18 season. The liturgy will include works by A. Herbert Brewer, H. Balfour Gardiner, Philip Radcliffe, and John E. West. A reception will follow. Choral Evensong is offered on the first, third, and now fifth Sundays of the month, October - May. For information about the music program of Christ Church, click here.

Inscape Chamber Orchestra in Concert
Saturday, October 8, 4:00 p.m.
Join us for the first concert of the 2017-18 season: a performance by the Grammy-nominated Inscape Chamber Orchestra. The program will feature Mozart's Quintet for Clarinet and Strings and Golijov’s Tenebrae, as well as Elastic Band, an edgy, playful work by Washington-based composer Joel Friedman. All proceeds from the free-will offering will benefit Georgetown Ministry Center. A reception will follow.

Choral Evensong with Dr. Martin Neary
Sunday, October 22, 5:00 p.m.
Distinguished British church musician Martin Neary, LVO, former Organist and Master of the Choristers at Westminster Abbey, will lead the Choir of Christ Church at a special service of Choral Evensong, featuring works by Herbert Howells, Felix Mendelssohn, Martin Neary, and Josef Rheinberger. A reception will follow. NOTE: Dr. Neary will also serve as guest conductor at the 9:00 and 11:15 a.m. liturgies.

This Week at Christ Church
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