Welcome to Christ Church! We invite you to learn more about our vibrant faith community, attend a worship service, and engage in our many ministries. We serve parishioners of all ages, backgrounds and stages in their spiritual journeys.
Who We Are
As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Learn more about our Beliefs and Practices.
Our vision is to serve and glorify God as a Community in Christ, embrace and impart the teachings of Jesus, affirm the Anglican liturgical tradition, share God’s abundance and grace and be culturally diverse, dynamic, and welcoming to all.
Christ Church celebrates our strong sense of family as a multi-generational manifestation of Christ. We are a family who practices Christ’s unconditional love by accepting, supporting, and challenging one another. We seek involvement from our whole community and no one is excluded from participation due to their circumstances in life. We also seek to enable all our members to discover ministries to which they are called and to validate the gifts they have to offer.
Christ Church is an Episcopal congregation founded in 1739 as the core church of colonial Prince George's Parish. We are located in downtown Rockville, Maryland, and hold Sunday worship services at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (Please check the Church Calendar for current service times.) Christ Episcopal School, which serves children in preschool through grade 8, is a mission of Christ Church.
Worship at Christ Church
Our culture of worship is based on the historical Anglican liturgical tradition, which evolves over time. Worship services at Christ Church follow the traditions of the Book of Common Prayer; each service includes celebration of Holy Eucharist and a sermon. All who seek Christ are welcome to receive Holy Communion. The children's choristers and adult choir traditionally lead the 10:00 a.m. service. Our 8:00 a.m. worship is a contemplative service without music. We encourage you to try both services to see which best serves your needs.
Christ Church is a very active community that enjoys fellowship with one another and is committed to Christian education for Youth and Adults, Outreach activities, Pastoral Care, and stewardship of the earth and its creatures.
Christ Episcopal Church is an animal friendly congregation. In addition to supporting our animal welfare ministry, St. Francis Flock, we serve plant-based options at church sponsored meals, hold an annual Blessing of the Animals on or around the Feast of St. Francis day (Oct. 4), provide pet illness and bereavement support counseling to parishioners, and engage in other animal welfare practices. To learn more about animal friendly congregations, please visit the Episcopal Network for Animal Welfare (ENAW).