Christ Church is a family parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts serving the town of Medway and surrounding communities. We come together in our life of worship, fellowship, and service. Parishioners come from all walks of life, and from many denominational backgrounds.
We are a community of young and old, of those who are firm in the faith and those struggling to make sense of it all. We welcome people of all ages and stages in life and in the journey of faith.
Some of us are staid and dignified. Some of us are exuberant and wiggly. Whoever you are, you are welcome here!
FRI. APRIL 14 6PM
Good Friday service with Solemn Collects and Holy Eucharist from Reserved Sacrament
SAT. APRIL 15 5PM
Pizza Supper with Bishop Gayle Harris, followed by lighting of the flame, candlelight Vigil service, Baptism, Reception into the Episcopal Church and Holy Eucharist. This service is primarily staffed by our children.
SUNDAY APRIL 16 9AM
Festival Resurrection Sunday Holy Eucharist Service.
Description of Holy Week Services
What is Holy Week?
From the Episcopal Dictionary of the Church: From early times Christians have observed the week before Easter as a time of special devotion. As the pilgrim Egeria recorded in the late fourth century, Jerusalem contained many sacred places that were sites for devotion and liturgy. Numerous pilgrims to the holy city followed the path of Jesus in his last days. They formed processions, worshipped where Christ suffered and died, and venerated relics. From this beginning evolved the rites we observe today on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. These services provide a liturgical experience of the last days of Jesus' earthly life, as well as the time and events leading up to his resurrection. Holy Week ends at sundown on the Saturday before Easter, or with the celebration of the Easter Vigil.