Visiting Christ Church


Tour and Visitor Information

Come and Visit our Historic Church

**The Historic Christ Church will be closed to tours until March 25, 2020 due to the coronavirus. Click here for more information.**

If you would like to visit the Historic Christ Church we are generally open for tours Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00-4:30 p.m. During that time our docents will be in the church and happy to tell you about our church and history. We are occasionally open on Mondays. Call to confirm.

  • For groups larger than 15 people, please contact Michelle Baize to schedule a tour: 703.549.1450, ext 123 
  • While there is no fee to visit, Christ Church receives no outside funding for the maintenance of our church so we strongly encourage donations which can be given at the time of your visit. 

Sunday Worship

Three Sunday Services

  • Our 8:00 a.m. service is Rite I (traditional language for the prayers). The service includes two sung hymns, Holy Communion, and a short sermon that reflects on the readings for the day.
  • The 10:00 a.m. service is Rite II (contemporary language for the prayers). It features our choirs, all of the readings appointed for the day, hymns, a sermon, and Holy Communion. During the sermon, we offer a chance for our young children to attend a special Children’s Chapel. Children aged three through third grade are welcome to go to Children’s Chapel, leaving the church just prior to the Gospel reading and returning for Communion. Led by the Director of Children’s Ministries, this service includes a children’s sermon, prayers of the people, a short confession, and more!
  • Our 5:00 p.m. service is quieter, with Holy Communion using the Rite II language. A brief sermon is offered, along with special prayers of healing for those who request it. On the first Sunday of the month, from October to May, Choral Evensong, a service of Bible readings and prayers, is sung by our choir.

Children, Youth, and Family Ministries

Children, Youth and Family Ministries are an integral part of life at Christ Church

Each Sunday, children ages three through 5th grade and youth, 6th grade and up, meet in the Fowler House from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. for Sunday School. They share stories, sing songs, and play as they learn more about God and each other. Sunday School is fun, but more importantly, it’s our opportunity to walk with the youngest members of our community as they grow in discipleship.

Christ Church offers Vacation Bible School during the summer with Grace Episcopal Church and Immanuel Church on the Hill.

The One Sock On group meets from 9:00-9:45 the Fowler House, providing fellowship and support for parents with children under age three.

Click here to learn more about Children Youth and Family Ministries.

Ariel Rudy, Director of Children’s Ministries

The Rev. Seldon Walker, Youth Minister