Abundant God, you made us in your image and breathed in us a spirit of generosity that is both gift and response. Move us, we pray, to give as we have received--abundantly, generously, and joyfully that our common ministry may ever bear witness to your unfailing grace. In the name of the Three in whom we are One, Amen.

Join us over Zoom at 4:30pm on Oct. 13 & 27, and Nov. 3, 10, & 17 for an exploration in text and image of the Book of Ruth.  The text we will use is a translation with notes by Ellen Davis and illustrations by Margaret Adams Parker.  Copies of the book will be provided for $10 each (a 50% discount).  The study will be hosted by Christ Church Durham and St James’ Indian Head.  

Sunday, September 19, we will worship indoors with masks required for everyone, social distance, and no singing.  

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when the cameras are gone

Bishop Mariann Writings

True Words Spoken in Love


SSJE compline

When Charles County is in the blue "moderate" range, we will worship indoors with masks required only for the unvaccinated.  We will monitor ventilation.

Old Durham News & Notes

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


As public health conditions change, we are holding our Sunday morning worship services in person more often.  We worship at 10:30AM.On the first Sunday of most months we gather on Zoom.
​On the remaining Sundays of each month, we gather inside the church to
 celebrate Holy Eucharist together.  

 Please do not come to worship 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!)

Information about how our parish's mission and ministries are funded, and how your financial pledge can support them is available by clicking here or on the campaign logo above. 

When Charles County is in the yellow ("moderate") range, we will worship indoors with masks optional for fully vaccinated congregants except while singing. We will have at least two windows open and will monitor ventilation.  

Please sign up by October 4. 

When Charles County is in the red ("high") or orange ("substantial") range, we may worship on Zoom or in person.  Indoor worship will be with masks required for everyone, and no singing.  We will have at least two windows open and will monitor ventilation. For outdoor worship when Charles County is in the orange/"substantial" range, masks will be required only for the unvaccinated.  Notice of plans for outdoor worship will be posted here and communicated by email to everyone on the newsletter list.  (Sign up using the blue button at the top of the page.)

Christ Church, Durham Parish – "Old Durham"

Established 1661  – Chartered 1692

"Feeding Souls Since 1661"