If You’re New to Christ Church…


Welcome! We at Christ Church are so glad you’re here.

What Is Christ Church About?

Since our beginning in 1820 as Charlottesville’s first church, Christ Church has proclaimed the good news of Jesus Christ. Each week we hope to communicate the love of God summarized so powerfully by St. Paul in his letter to the Romans: “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” This gospel message is for one and all and is the foundation of our life at Christ Church.

The Bible tells us that God ALWAYS cares. God is always ready to listen. No detail is too small. Yet, sometimes, it is helpful to have someone else on whom to “cast your cares” as well. To be known and to be loved by another brings help, hope and healing into the worst situations. We at Christ Church stand ready to listen to you and pray for you. We are here, and we care.

When Are Services?

7:45 am

Rite One Communion service is primarily spoken, with organ music during communion followed by a closing hymn.

9 am

Rite Two Communion worship offers blended musical styles. There is a children’s message before the sermon, as well as Children’s Chapel during the sermon. Nursery is available beginning at 8:45 am, until noon.

Coffee Hour & Sunday School

Coffee Hour occurs between the 9 am and 11 am services from about  10:10 am until 10:50 am. Coffee Hour, which takes place in Meade Hall, is an opportunity for people to mingle over coffee.

Between September and May, you also have the option to participate in Sunday school, offered for children, youth, and adults during this hour. You are welcome to spend some time at Coffee Hour, and then bring your coffee with you to the Adult Education class going on downstairs in the Gibson room.

11 am

Rite One Communion  alternates with Morning Prayer (second Sundays, fifth Sundays); the Adult Choir, accompanied by the organ, leads traditional hymns and anthems. Nursery is available from 8:45 am until noon.

5 pm

Rite One Communion includes contemporary arrangements of traditional hymns. The service is followed by a dinner during the UVA school year. Nursery is available.

For more information about special services offered throughout the week or places to park, click here.

Connect With Us!

We’d love to meet you. Our doors are open and all are welcome to any of our events, all of which can be found on our events page. Any of our clergy and staff are also available and happy to meet for coffee, any time. Their contact information can be found on the staff page.

Besides this, there are events to be on the lookout for if you’re new to church. Every September and January there will be a get-together held for folks who are new to church. Also, every spring, Christ Church hosts a four-week series of dinners for those who are new to church and wanting to learn more about what it means. All are welcome to any of these.

In short, we at Christ Church are here for you, regardless of the need, big or small. Someone is always available to listen, pray, or help. If you would like to send a confidential e-mail for prayer requests or assistance of any kind, you can do so by sending your e-mail to support@christchurchcville.org