There are three Sunday communion services here and one Wednesday morning communion at Christ Church. Of the two main Sunday services, one is quieter and uses the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. The other is more expressive in worship and uses Rite I in the 1979 BCP with full choir and hymn music. Both services fit beautifully in the classically designed sanctuary from 1852, and both follow the Anglican Tradition of worship that has liturgy based upon Scripture and over 1400 years of history.
8:00 a.m. 1928 Holy Communion
For those who desire contemplative worship that is more subdued, this service is for you. Scripture passages, one each from the Old and New Testament, are read to the congregation, as well as the Gospel, followed by a sermon and full communion. There are hymns during communion played on our wonderful pipe organ (see below) which adds to the reverence of the service.
10:30 a.m. Rite I Holy Communion with choir and organ
If you fancy a musical service that is more expressive and family friendly, then the 10:30 a.m. Rite I communion service is for you. It uses the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, and is filled with wonderful hymns sung by a full choir (see about our choir below). The service concludes with the priest and acolytes recessing to a hymn.
Christian Meditation Service-5:30 p.m., in the main sanctuary- A ten-minute teaching followed by twenty minutes of contemplative prayer and silent meditation. This service is affiliated with the World Community of Christian Meditation.
10:15 a.m. Rite II Holy Communion in the Bailey House, relaxed and contemplative.
A little about our organ and choir- In 1992 Christ Church added an organ and choir loft and installed the very last “tracker” pipe organ manufactured by M.P. Moller Organ Company of Maryland. It is equipped with a Great Organ, a Swell Organ and a Pedal Organ totaling 1,213 pipe combinations.
Our choir regularly features the best talent available from voice majors at the University, along with lay volunteer singers. It regularly has 20 voices or more, and it is well respected as one of the best church choirs in the state of Texas.