Christ Church, Ridgewood NJ, is a welcoming community of Christians of all ages from across Bergen County.
Here you will find vibrant youth ministries, inspiring music, meaningful community outreach, and much more, grounded in the Episcopal tradition: the right blend of “reason, scripture and tradition” at our core.
Come and see what God is doing here at Christ Church! And show us what God is doing in you!
|8:00 AM||Holy Eucharist
|8:30 AM||Choir Practice|
|9:00 AM||Adult Forum in the Guild’s Room|
|9:15 AM||JOY! Service: 25 min. Eucharist for younger children|
|10:00 AM||Holy Eucharist with music
Nursery Care: 9:30am-11:30am
Christ Church Choir will sing Healey Willan’s O Sacred Feast at the Offertory this Sunday. This text is an English translation of the original Latin hymn, O Sacrum Convivium, most likely written by St. Thomas Aquinas in the 13th Century. British by birth, Willan emigrated to Canada in 1913 and first served St. Paul’s Church, Bloor St., Toronto’s largest church. Willan’s passion for Anglo-Catholic worship and music led him eventually to become the Organist and Choirmaster at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, also in Toronto, where he remained until his death in 1968. His Missa de Sancta Maria Magdalena, sung by congregations in the American Episcopal Church since its inclusion in The 1940 and 1982 Hymnals, originated from Willan’s renowned church.
In Britain, for many years, it was customary for the Archbishop of Canterbury to confer the Lambeth Doctorate (Mus. D Cantuar) on a distinguished English cathedral musician. In 1956, Willan, “the Dean of Canadian composers” became the first non-English church musician to receive this honor. Willan enjoyed demystifying his pious image as a church musician. Regarding his roots, he once said that he was: “English by birth; Canadian by adoption; Irish by extraction; Scotch by absorption.”
The Jubilation Choir is open to boys and girls 5th grade through high school. The choir performs on Youth Sundays and special services during the program year. The choir rehearses after the 10:00 am service from 11:15 to noon in the choir room. Schola Cantorum also invites those interested to learn to play our set of hand chimes and other instruments while developing musicianship skills.
JOY worship runs all year long! Sunday service and eucharist perfect for children ages infant-5yrs. Come be part of the fun from 9:15-9:45AM.
Do you love to sing? Please consider joining our choir and participating in a vital ministry. The choir musically leads our services each Sunday at 10 am. The choir’s repertoire includes great masterpieces from our Anglican tradition as well as beloved classics along with spirituals and contemporary choral works. We have openings for all voice parts.
Youth of all ages are welcome to join the African Drumming Troupe. The Youth African Drumming Troupe performs on the first Sunday of every month. This group is led by Marlene Whittemore Pillow directly following Sunday School on the first Sunday of the month, in one of the lower level classrooms. Bring your drum if you have one. All are welcome!
We are so grateful for your faithful membership at Christ Church; your generosity truly sustains our ministry together.Letter from the Rector
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Please feel free to contact our Stewardship Chair, Deanna Najork, with any questions. Thank you again!