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


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.

111 South Church Street, Smithfield, VA 23430

757.357.2826

Sunday Service is at 10:30 am

Our Rector:  The Rev’d Martin Bagay

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

Nov 28th, 2021 CEC Updates!

We welcome back Gob Gilman this Sunday, Nov. 28th.  The Rite II service will begin at 10:30 am. Wired Word Adult class – 9:30 am THIS SUNDAY at 4:00 pm, Sundays at Four will present the first concert since COVID began.  Tickets can be purchased at the door ($20 adults, and $5 for 18 and […]

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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

Second Sunday of Advent, Year C RCL, Dec 5th, 2021

Optional parts of the readings are set off in square brackets.
The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, and used by permission.
The Collects, Psalms and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979.
From The Lectionary Page: http://lectionarypage.net

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First Sunday of Advent, Year C RCL, Nov 28th, 2021

Optional parts of the readings are set off in square brackets.
The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, and used by permission.
The Collects, Psalms and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979.
From The Lectionary Page: http://lectionarypage.net

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Last Sunday after Pentecost, Christ the King, Proper 29 Year B RCL

Optional parts of the readings are set off in square brackets.

The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, and used by permission.

The Collects, Psalms and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979.

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24 PENTECOST Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 27

COLLECT  November 7, 2021 TRACK TWO  O GOD, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that, when he […]

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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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“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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