Welcome! Christ Church was founded in 1828, over 175 years ago, although the church and the rectory buildings are relatively new…since 1882. We have benefited a great deal from a growth in population attracted to lower housing costs (vs. Mass. or further south in Ct.). Approximately 50-60% our membership has joined us in the last 15 years.
Our mission as an Episcopal parish is to equip the “ministers” of Christ for service at home, at school and in the workplace. Our programs include adult study and forums, occasional Women`s retreats, a Men`s Group and a Community Kitchen program that brings a meal to another site nearby, our Prayer Shawl outreach, a generous CSO Grants Program that gives away at least $20,000 a year locally and beyond (supported by our St. Nicholas Fair in December), space for local non-profit groups and the Concert Choir. Our Church School (Nursery- 5th or 6th grade depending on the year) and Teen Program (Rite-13, Journey to Adulthood (J2A) and Young Adults in Church (YAC) ) are another primary focus of our activity here. We have a Choir that sings 3 of 4 Sundays a month & a Contemporary Music band, Nine6teen, who hosts us once a month at the 10:15 service. The Rectory School, located across the street, was founded by a former Rector in the 1920s. There are many ties between the church and this private middle school ( www.rectoryschool.org ).
I have found this a joyful congregation and while we hold diverse opinions about politics and the church we gather around a single focus…. striving to be helpful in the Lord`s service knowing the wonderful gifts God has bestowed upon each.
Yours -in- Christ,
P. S. Feel free to contact us via this site. Our mailing address is: Box 21, Pomfret, Ct. 06258 (Street: 527 Pomfret St., Pomfret, Ct.). Our Phone is 860-315-7780. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org