Durham's Public Health Protocols

(keyed to CDC's (new) Community Level of COVID ranking)

Lazarus at the Gate, Peter W. Koenig
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Image: Christ and the Lepers, from the Codex Aureus Epternacensis, 1035-1040

Bishop Mariann Writings

True Words Spoken in Love


Sunday, October 9 is the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.  At 10:30AM we will worship in the church and stream the service on Zoom.  At 10:30AM we will gather to worship in the church and 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

When Charles County is in the green "low" 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.

 We worship on Sundays at 10:30AM.  Our current pattern is to offer in-person worship in the church, live-streamed as a Zoom meeting.​  We have recently been connected to much faster internet service, so the signal quality of our streaming is much improved! 

 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!)

The Durham Jam is a monthly event normally held at 7PM on first Fridays.
​Please join us on October 7.

All are welcome, whether to play or to listen.

Watch this space or contact us for more info.

When Charles County is in the yellow ("medium") 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.  

Blessing of the Animals: October 9 at 4PM
A "Bring-your-own-lawn-chair" event.
We will hold our annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 9, at 4PM in the churchyard. This is a relaxed outdoor event with snacks for humans and non-humans alike.
Invite your friends and neighbors, and come with or without your furry, scaly, hairy, or feathered friends.  We will remember animals that are no longer in our care, and blessings are available for photos of animals that don't travel well.


Want to learn more?  The Season of Creation website has lots of information, as does The Episcopal Church's Creation Care page

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

When Charles County is in the orange ("high") range, we may worship on Zoom or in person.  Indoor worship will be with masks required for everyone, and singing will be determined week by week.  We will have at least two windows open and will monitor ventilation. For outdoor worship, 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"