Journeying together in community, embracing the inherent dignity of all, living the transformational love of Jesus
Who We Are
We are an active and prayerful community that believes in following Jesus’ message to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.” (Luke 10:27) Located in Spotsylvania Courthouse, Christ Episcopal Church has been a part of the community since 1841. Throughout our rich history, our congregation has always remained mindful of our call to be the “hands, feet, eyes, and ears of Christ in the world.” (St. Teresa of Ávila). We strive to care for the vulnerable and use what God has blessed us with to help those in need.
As Episcopalians, we believe that God unconditionally loves you. As an Episcopalian church, we strive to be a place of inclusion, recognizing the inherent dignity of every human being (BCP, 305). For us God is not a judge; God is a “loving, liberating, and life-giving” parent and companion in life. It is our goal to be a place of peace, comfort, and hope where we “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being” (BCP, 305) in our immediate community and those outside our community.
Come and join us!
If you feel called to a closer relationship with the Episcopal Church, if you are looking for information about Baptism and Confirmation or if you are seeking opportunities to give back, please complete the inquiry form.
The day to day operations of Christ Church are managed by a small staff and our Senior Warden and Vestry, as well as the chairpeople of our Commissions and Ministries. To learn about the work our Commissions and Ministries perform, please visit our Ministries page.
We have a long and rich history!
Around the corner from Spotsylvania Courthouse stands Christ Episcopal Church. Built by the ancestors of some current congregation members, it was completed and consecrated in 1841. Each Pentecost Sunday, the congregation celebrates the church’s founding and service to the community. We welcome you and are pleased to offer you a brief glimpse at our rich historic heritage. Read Our History
Christ Episcopal Church is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, one of the oldest and largest dioceses in the Episcopal Church. Our diocese consists of 80,000 people in 181 worshipping communities across central and northern Virginia. Episcopal churches vary in style and character, but all follow the Book of Common (BCP) for their order of worship. The lectionary, from where we get our Sunday readings, is the Revised Common Lectionary, which is shared with many mainline Protestant denominations.The bishop of our diocese is the Rt. Rev. Susan Goff.
Constituting almost 2 million members, the Episcopal Church incorporates elements from both its Protestant and Catholic backgrounds. The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church is the Most Rev. Michael Curry. The mission of the Episcopal Church as stated in our Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is: “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.” (BCP, 855)
The Episcopal Church is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, a global community of 73 million Christians from 165 countries organized into 41 self-governing provinces whose mission is to engage the world by living “lives inspired by [Jesus’] love and teaching and to bring that transforming and sacrificial love into all aspects of society.” Unlike our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters in Christ, the Anglican Communion does not have a central authority. We are guided by recommendations from our four instruments: the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lambeth Conference, the Primates’ Meeting, and the Anglican Consultative Council.