WELCOME TO
CEC
A COMMUNITY OF FAITH, CELEBRATING, SEEKING, & SERVING, CHRIST


*Please bear with us
SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

For 188 years, Christ Episcopal Church has been the spiritual home for generations of Smithfield and Isle of Wight residents. With a rich history, numerous volunteers, & dedicated staff, CEC remains a strong part of the Christian community. We would love to be a part of your journey growing closer to God.
Welcome Home.

FROM THE RECTOR

We Are Not Alone!

Dear Friends, Okay, I confess. I enjoyed the first week that the church was closed! I will not bore you with the stages of my separation anxiety which developed as the weeks grew. At the heart of my spirituality is my belief in God and community. I am a blue blood Trinitarian – The Doctrine […]

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mary Cole – Smithfield’s 2019 Citizen of the Year!

Christ Episcopal Church celebrates the recognition of parishioner Mary Cole as Smithfield’s 2019 Citizen of the Year! This well-deserved recognition reflects Mary’s dedication and hard work on behalf of Smithfield Rotary and Ruritan clubs, Smithfield’s Sundays at Four concert venue, and fundraising efforts in support of CEC’s ‘Preserving a Smithfield Treasure’ campaign. This campaign supports […]

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Services Cancellation

Due to COVID-19, The Church is closed until further notice.We invite you to join us when the mandate is liftedSUNDAYS @ 8:30AM & 10:30AM During this time I encourage you to go to the National Cathedral website where you can hear the daily reading of Scripture as well as enjoy Sacred music. Remember the words […]

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READINGS

May 31 2020 – Day of Pentecost

The Collect Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, […]

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May 24 2020 – Seventh Sunday of Easter

The Collect O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with […]

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May 21 2020 – Ascension of Our Lord

The Collect Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and […]

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May 17 2020 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

The Collect O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives […]

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May 10 2020- Fifth Sunday of Easter

The Collect Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and […]

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“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”
— Matthew 18:28 —

PRESERVATION

The Sanctuary at Christ Church is in urgent need. Decay of the aging walls threatens the stability of the structure, and the stained glass windows require extensive restoration. A Preservation Team is leading the renovation project. Bill Egan, a structural engineer, C W Brinkley, Inc. and Epiphany Studios are working together to stabilize, repair, and restore Christ Episcopal Church, but we need your help!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Soup Salad & Lenten Program

Wed March 4th - Wed April 1st
Dinner will be from 6:00 – 7:00, with Connie presenting the Lenten program from 7:00 – 8:00.  There will soon be a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall for opportunities to bring soup and salad.

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Sundays at Four

Sun March 8th - 4pm
Sundays at Four presents The Washington Saxophone Quartet at Trinity United Methodist Church. The widely-heard Washington Saxophone Quartet will delight the audience with varied repertoire played on instruments of four different sizes.
Tickets can be purchased at the door on Sunday: Adults $20 and Students $5.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sat March 14th - 10:30am
St. Patricks Day Parade and CEC will be represented! If you would like to be in the parade or involved in some way, please contact Sebastian Morris.

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