105 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ  |  (201) 652-2350  |       

You are welcome here

Christ Church, Ridgewood NJ, is a welcoming community of Christians of all ages from across Bergen County.

Here you will find vibrant youth ministries, inspiring music, meaningful community outreach, and much more, grounded in the Episcopal tradition: the right blend of “reason, scripture and tradition” at our core.

Come and see what God is doing here at Christ Church! And show us what God is doing in you!

Worship with us...

Each Sunday

8:00 AM Holy Eucharist
Program
8:30 AM Choir Practice
9:00 AM Adult Forum in the Guild’s Room
9:15 AM JOY! Service: 25 min. Eucharist for younger children
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist with music
Program
Nursery Care: 9:30am-11:30am

Celtic Eucharist:
5:00 PM, 3rd Sunday each month Program

Service is on hiatus for the summer. Next will be September 15

Monday

7:00 AM
Morning Prayer

Wednesday

7:00 AM
Holy Eucharist (Mass)


Musical Theatre VBS

Join Christ Episcopal Church for
The Prodigal CLown

August 12-16
9 am – 12 pm
For Ages 4 – 12
$80 per child

This summer, come join in the fun of Musical Theatre Vacation Bible School (VBS)! The parable that Jesus told about the loving father and two sons comes to life for kids as never before in “The Prodigal Clown.” Don’t miss this wonderful week of faith, music, drama, and art, with a performance on Friday morning.
Register now to secure a spot, space is limited.

Register Here

Upcoming Events

Music & Liturgy Notes

June 23

Organist and Choir

In today’s Gospel from Luke, we read about the healing of a man possessed by a demon named “Legion," which Jesus casts out. As a companion to the Gospel, we’ll sing Charles Wesley’s beloved hymn “O for a thousand tongues to sing.” Charles Wesley, who alongside his brother John, was a leader of the Methodist movement, wrote this text on May 21, 1739, the first anniversary of his evangelical conversion. Peter Böhler, the Moravian bishop who was instrumental in this conversion a year earlier, remarked, “Had I a thousand tongues, I would praise Him with them all,” hence the origin of this memorable title. This hymn has always held a place of honor in the Methodist tradition. In practically every edition of the Methodist hymnal since 1780, it was the opening hymn.

Today, organ works of Dieterich Buxtehude will be heard as part of the service. Buxtehude (1637-1707) spent a great portion of his career as the Organist for the Marienkirche in Lübeck, in the north of Germany- one of the most prestigious musical positions in all of Europe. His skill as a composer and organist was highly regarded and he was a major influence, particularly on Johann Sebastian Bach, who traveled to Lübeck from Central Germany on foot (over 250 miles) to study with him for several months and to hear his famed “Abendmusiken,” an annual series of concerts taking place at the Marienkirche on the five Sundays before Christmas.

Jubilation Choir

Jubilation Choir

The Jubilation Choir is open to boys and girls 5th grade through high school. The choir performs on Youth Sundays and special services during the program year. The choir rehearses after the 10:00 am service from 11:15 to noon in the choir room. Schola Cantorum also invites those interested to learn to play our set of hand chimes and other instruments while developing musicianship skills.

Annual Meeting Slideshow:
A look back at 2018

Children's Service

Children's Service at Christ Church

JOY worship runs all year long! Sunday service and eucharist perfect for children ages infant-5yrs. Come be part of the fun from 9:15-9:45AM.

Adult Choir

Do you love to sing? Please consider joining our choir and participating in a vital ministry. The choir musically leads our services each Sunday at 10 am. The choir’s repertoire includes great masterpieces from our Anglican tradition as well as beloved classics along with spirituals and contemporary choral works. We have openings for all voice parts.

Youth African Drumming

Youth African Drum Ensemble

Youth of all ages are welcome to join the African Drumming Troupe. The Youth African Drumming Troupe performs on the first Sunday of every month. This group is led by Marlene Whittemore Pillow directly following Sunday School on the first Sunday of the month, in one of the lower level classrooms. Bring your drum if you have one. All are welcome!



2019 Christ Church Ridgewood Stewardship Campaign: Transforming Generosity

From the Stewardship Committee

We are so grateful for your faithful membership at Christ Church; your generosity truly sustains our ministry together.

Letter from the Rector
Letter from the Stewardship Chair
Letter from the Wardens
Recent Happenings

Campaign Information

Thank you for your prayerful consideration of your pledge to support the ministries of Christ Church in 2019 both financially and through volunteering your time and talents! Together, we can reach our goal of 100% participation in pledging.

If you have not yet made your pledge for 2019, please do so using the "Pledge Online" button below!

Please feel free to contact our Stewardship Chair, Deanna Najork, with any questions. Thank you again!