We normally worship Sunday Morning 10:30 am

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Established 1661   Chartered 1692

"Feeding Souls Since 1661"

in our historic building at 8700 Ironsides Rd. Nanjemoy, MD 20662

BUT our buildings are currently CLOSED

Mark the days

Advent calendars of all sorts are available.  Some good digital ones are listed below, but there's no shame in the chocolate ones, either!  

​Later in the season, the Great "O" antiphons are a good way to mark the days.

Advent Resources

there are lots of ways to observe the season of Advent

and more on the way...red text on this page is still under construction

Study or reflect on your own

Pick up a copy of the Living Compass’s “Living Well Through Advent” booklet from church. (More pick-up dates will be announced soon.)

This is in the same series as the “Living Well Through Lent” booklet that has been popular at Durham the last couple of years.  It is designed as a personal devotional, with short daily reflections centered on this year’s theme of hope. 

Another idea would be to set aside time to read the scriptures that are assigned for each day in the Jesse Tree project.

Study with others

Join us for a small group study, "Advent through the eyes of those who waited: Isaiah, John the Baptist, and Mary the mother of God."  We will meet at noon on each Wednesday in Advent (Dec. 2, 9, 16, & 23).
For each session there is a 3-4 page handout with background information about the biblical texts and themes that we will discuss.  The texts are keyed to the readings we will be hearing in our worship services over the season of Advent.
Each week we will discuss the texts, their background, and their potential application to our lives today.

Email Rev. Catharine or the church office (christchurchdurhamparish@gmail.com) to sign up.  

Be social (or just observe)

Back for its seventh year, the Advent Word project is a lot of fun.  Each day people from around the globe post photos inspired by the word of the day.  Click here to get started.

Join us at 5PM on Tuesdays in Advent (December 1, 8, 15, and 22), for a quiet service of Vespers.  This service, found in the Book of Common Prayer on page 109, will allow us to light a candle (you can use the Advent wreath for this) and share prayers as the day winds down.

Make room for someone else's needs

Counterculturally, Advent in the church is a lightly penitential season, a time when it is appropriate to pare back a bit to make room for Christ in our lives.  It's a good time to re-direct some of our abundance to others.  The Advent page at Episcopal Relief is a good place to start.

Get creative

Every home should have an Advent wreath.  This enduring tradition is both a nice decoration to have and also serves as a focal point for home prayers.  Pick up a wreath form and some candles at church, and decorate it with your own greenery.  (More pick-up dates will be announced soon.)

A Jesse Tree is another home decoration with a scriptural element to it.  link coming soon

Another way to express your creativity (or bask in other peoples') might be through Advent Word.


Act now to participate in our Virtual Choir!  The performance will debut at the Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols on December 13, but the deadline for submissions is November 25.  Check it out here.