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Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Christ Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, NH and Trinity Episcopal Church in Hampton, NH entered into a Shared Ministry in November of 2011. The Shared Ministry E-News is typically sent out weekly on Thursday evenings.  If you are not yet receiving the E- News and would like to receive it please sign up through the “Join Our Mailing List” link. If you ever decide you no longer wish to receive the E-News there is a link at the bottom of the email “unsubscribe.” If you like it then please forward it on to your friends.

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News

Official Notice of Annual

Meeting

Know all persons by these presents that the Annual Meeting of Christ Episcopal Church will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 12:00 noon in the Christ Church Undercroft.   The purpose of the meeting shall be to receive the Reports of the Officers and Organizations of the Congregation; to elect Officers and Delegates for the terms specified for their offices as stated in the By- Laws of the Congregation; and to conduct such other business as may lawfully come before the meeting.   Any baptized person, sixteen (16) years of age or older, who acknowledges in writing the authority of the By-Laws of the Congregation and who declares his or her intention to aid in maintaining public worship therein by regular attendance at such worship and who is a contributor of record, is entitled to voice and vote. Suzanne George, Warden Christ Church          

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

A field trip to see area

churches with chairs

Diamond Hill Construction will be here on or about Jan. 21 to start our ceiling repairs at Christ Church, and will complete its work by Feb. 15. We then will have Portsmouth Flooring here to replace the tile flooring before “moving back in.” (We have to clear out all the pews and other furnishings so the contractors can use a scissors jack to access the ceiling.) One aspect of this project is the decision-making process with respect to seating once we move back in. Do we want to replace some or all of the pews with flexible seating? Perhaps, as was suggested at one of the Cottage Meetings in Nov., we can put locking casters on the pews so we still have at least some pews, but can move them to make multiple uses of the space. To help us visualize what these possibilities might look like, we are arranging a field trip this Saturday, Jan. 12 to see two churches in the area: one that recently replaced all its pews with flexible seating; the other a church that has some pews and some chairs. We will visit the former, St. George's, York Harbor, first, at 10:00; the other, St. David's Kennebunk, follows. We will leave the Christ Church parking lot at 9:30 and should return around lunchtime. Fr. Chip
Christmas Altar at Christ Church With the Christ Church Nave under construction, this year’s service was held in the chancel. The Altar Guild did a wonderful job of making that space attractive and festive for the occasion.
Copyright 2019 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801     603-436-8842  

The Shared Ministry

E-News

Christ Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, NH and Trinity Episcopal Church in Hampton, NH entered into a Shared Ministry in November of 2011. The Shared Ministry E-News is typically sent out weekly on Thursday evenings.  If you are not yet receiving the E-News and would like to receive it please sign up through the “Join Our Mailing List” link. If you ever decide you no longer wish to receive the E-News there is a link at the bottom of the email “unsubscribe.” If you like it then please forward it on to your friends.

Content submission

We welcome submissions that have a connection to the ministry of our two churches. PIease email submissions to porthamp@gmail.com or mail to the Shared Ministry office at Trinity Church,  200 High St, Hampton, NH 03842. NOTE: The deadline to send a submission is Wednesday at noon. 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

News

Official Notice of Annual

Meeting

Know all persons by these presents that the Annual Meeting of Christ Episcopal Church will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 12:00 noon in the Christ Church Undercroft.   The purpose of the meeting shall be to receive the Reports of the Officers and Organizations of the Congregation; to elect Officers and Delegates for the terms specified for their offices as stated in the By-Laws of the Congregation; and to conduct such other business as may lawfully come before the meeting.   Any baptized person, sixteen (16) years of age or older, who acknowledges in writing the authority of the By-Laws of the Congregation and who declares his or her intention to aid in maintaining public worship therein by regular attendance at such worship and who is a contributor of record, is entitled to voice and vote. Suzanne George, Warden Christ Church          

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

A field trip to see area

churches with chairs

Diamond Hill Construction will be here on or about Jan. 21 to start our ceiling repairs at Christ Church, and will complete its work by Feb. 15. We then will have Portsmouth Flooring here to replace the tile flooring before “moving back in.” (We have to clear out all the pews and other furnishings so the contractors can use a scissors jack to access the ceiling.) One aspect of this project is the decision-making process with respect to seating once we move back in. Do we want to replace some or all of the pews with flexible seating? Perhaps, as was suggested at one of the Cottage Meetings in Nov., we can put locking casters on the pews so we still have at least some pews, but can move them to make multiple uses of the space. To help us visualize what these possibilities might look like, we are arranging a field trip this Saturday, Jan. 12 to see two churches in the area: one that recently replaced all its pews with flexible seating; the other a church that has some pews and some chairs. We will visit the former, St. George's, York Harbor, first, at 10:00; the other, St. David's Kennebunk, follows. We will leave the Christ Church parking lot at 9:30 and should return around lunchtime. Fr. Chip
Christmas Altar at Christ Church With the Christ Church Nave under construction, this year’s service was held in the chancel. The Altar Guild did a wonderful job of making that space attractive and festive for the occasion.