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Christ Episcopal Church Blacksburg

You are invited to our second Lenten Parish Potluck Wednesday, March 14th at 5:30 p.m. Canterbury Campus Ministry will be sponsoring and providing the main dish. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Compline to follow at 6:30 p.m. in the choir stalls in the sanctuary. Hope you and your family can join us!

Sunday is the Fifth Sunday in Lent, and a full day of liturgy and Lenten observance will be our privilege. The Penitential Order and Holy Eucharist, Rite I will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m., and Rite II will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. I will be preaching; Kate will be at a conference at the Kanuga Conference Center.

Lenten Evensong will be sung at 5:30 p.m. The order of service will follow the 1662 English Book of Common Prayer, and as is our custom, a reception will follow in the Great Hall.

Our last Compline service for the Lenten season will be at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. If you've not made it to a Compline service during Lent, won't you consider coming on Wednesday?

Words of Welcome

Thank you for visiting our website. As you will discover both on this site and in person, Christ Church is a congregation rich with people, worship, and a variety of ministries. We are a welcoming and inclusive parish.

We worship as a community every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with the celebrations of Holy Eucharist, except in July. Everyone is welcome.

We worship at other times too, offering quarterly Evensong. Music is an integral part of our worship, as is the participation of the congregation.

Being one of only two churches still worshiping in original buildings in the Sixteen Squares that comprise historic downtown Blacksburg, Christ Church exists to serve God and people in our world with deep roots to our Anglican tradition and past, to embodying Christ's love in the present, and always striving to become more and more the people of God as the future unfolds.

We have a deep commitment to minister in the name of Christ to those in need, to those seeking God's presence in their lives, to the students, faculty, and administration at Virginia Tech, and to those who live out their Christian faith as Episcopalians.

If you find yourself pondering some of life's bigger questions, or perhaps you're looking for a place where you can engage your mind, heart, and soul while seeking a relationship with God and others, Christ Church invites you and welcomes you to become a part of this portion of the Body of Christ.

The Rev. Scott A. West, Rector

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Blacksburg, VA 24063-0164
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