Durham's Public Health Protocols

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

It was a success! See some photos here

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"This painting is visual labyrinth containing many Lenten concepts. The labyrinth begins and ends with the dark path at the bottom —representing Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Some other themes depicted are: covenant relationship, scripture, The Law, discipleship, betrayal, servant hood, readiness, patience, Christ’s passion, deliverance, abundance, provision, sacrifice, new life, and love."
​--Mike Moyers

when the cameras are gone

Psalm 23, by John August Swanson

Bishop Mariann Writings

True Words Spoken in Love

Sunday, March 19 is the Fourth Sunday In Lent.  We will gather in the church for worship at 10:30AM. The service will also be available live over Zoom. 

To join us on Zoom, you can use the button below, or, to join by telephone, dial 301 715 8592 and punch in Meeting ID: 827 6276 3261 and Passcode: 411356

SSJE compline

Old Durham News & Notes

We warmly welcome you to our "Old Durham" Parish Community.

 We worship on Sundays at 10:30AM.

We offer in-person worship in the church, live-streamed as a Zoom meeting.​  

 Please do not come to church if you have reason to believe that you have, or have recently been exposed to, COVID-19 (or anything else that might make the rest of us ill!)

With a contagious virus circulating in our area, we cannot eliminate all risk of infection from our parish community.  Please take into account your own risk tolerance and your own comfort levels when deciding whether to participate in ‘in-person’ parish activities.  As Christians, we bear a responsibility to care for those around us, especially the most vulnerable, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. 

When we gather in person for worship:

  1. Masks are welcome.
  2. There will be windows open for fresh air, and ventilation will be monitored. (We are typically able to maintain concentrations of less than 800ppm CO2.)
  3. People who have reason to believe they are ill or have been exposed to illness in the previous five days are asked to stay home.
  4. Attendees who become ill in the week after the service are asked to contact Rev. Catharine.

The Durham Jam is a monthly event normally held at 7PM on first Fridays.

All are welcome, whether to play or to listen.

Watch this space or contact us for more info.

The Book of Common Prayer encourages us to refresh our practice of “reading and meditating on God’s holy Word” in Lent (p. 265).  This year we are again offering a few different ways you might want to engage. We will have print copies of the ever-popular Living Well Through Lent booklet for 2023, focusing this season on “compassion”, and of the Lent Madness handbook, with biographical information about the saints in this year’s online competition.  Another valuable resource is this year’s program from the Society of St John the Evangelist; they are offering a deep dive into the Lord’s Prayer.  That booklet is available online.

Image: Wesley, Frank, 1923-2002. Blue Madonna, from Art in the Christian Tradition,

God is always doing new things in our midst! Click on the logo above to access this year's materials including pledge cards.

Christ Church, Durham Parish – "Old Durham"

Established 1661  – Chartered 1692

"Feeding Souls Since 1661"