From the Rector
I’m so glad you’ve visited our website! We hope you find our site to be a warm welcome to the good work that God is doing in our midst here at Christchurch Montgomery. We look forward to worshipping with you!
Christchurch is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, the third largest denomination in the world, and is a founding church in the Anglican Church in North America, the newest branch of that community of 77 million Christians. Christchurch opened its doors in 2005, when a group of committed believers left the Episcopal Church over its severely diminished respect for the role of Holy Scripture in the life of the Church and its deeply compromised witness to the Gospel. Christchurch is thus a very young church, where newcomers are always welcome.
But even while we are young, our roots as Christians go back to the earliest days of the Church, for we are Christians in the classical tradition of Anglicanism. We take seriously the authority of Holy Scripture, the uniqueness of the person of Christ, and the value of the beauty and mystery of the ways Christians have worshipped our Lord for centuries. It has been said that the Anglican Church in North America is a very new branch of a very old church - and we are excited about our roots and about our future! We hope you’ll come experience the riches of the Anglican tradition and find in it what we have found - the joy and hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are located at 8800 Vaughn Road and we worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Our worship service combines the beauty of traditional worship, with acolytes, chancel choir and organ, with the contemporary praise of our worship team, who lead worship during Holy Communion. We follow this service with a Sunday School hour, with learning opportunities for all ages. We place a high priority on Bible study, on vibrant ministries for youth and children, and on mission, both local and international.
We see the good work of God happening in churches all across the River Region and we are honored to be a part of His Kingdom’s growth! If you’re looking for a church that is warm and welcoming, on fire for the Gospel of Christ Jesus, and embraces the beauty and holiness of the Anglican tradition, we hope you’ll find a home here at Christchurch. And if you do, we trust you’ll find ways to let your gifts and energies bless the work that God is doing among us! I look forward to getting to know you soon!
Grace and peace,
Fr. Andrew Rowell