Meaningful Worship + Creative Learning + Passionate Service In an Historic Setting


Welcome.  Whether you have been to Christ Church many times or whether you have just discovered us, we are delighted that you are here. For over three hundred years Christ Church has been known as a place to deepen your relationship with God, nurture a sense of community, and make an impact on the world.

As the Rector, I am firmly committed to three goals: Worship that is dynamic and meaningful;Learning that is creative and engaging, and Service, that passionately spills out into the community and world beyond.  Many have found respite, sustenance, and personal challenge within our walls, but there are many ways one can connect with us even from a distance.  My hope and prayer is that you will find a place here too.

Peruse our website; I am certain you will find just the right thing for you and your family.  And do contact us; I would be happy to begin a lifelong conversation with you.


Lisa S. Mitchell, Rector
   Lisa S. Mitchell, Rector


Upcoming Special Events

Christ Church Holiday Bazaar – Saturday, November 15th

Exciting News for the Holiday Bazaar 2014!!!

ONE DAY ONLY….Saturday, November 15th!

Something for everyone, including:
Basket Ticket Auction, Handcrafted Items, Bake Shop, Homemade Chocolates, Christmas Plants, Handcrafted & Estate Jewelry, and Holiday Gifts.

Preview night will be Wednesday, November 12th, 6-8pm
(Note: Lantern Tour ~ Friday, December 5)

Be a Patron in our Holiday Ad Journal

There are 3 levels for you to choose from:

*Bronze level – $20 donation patron name in our Ad Journal
1 ticket to our Preview Night

*Silver level – $50 donation patron name listed in our Ad Journal
½ page ad space in our Ad Journal
2 Preview Night tickets

*Gold level – $100 donation Patron name listed in Ad Journal
full page ad space in our Ad Journal
2 Preview Night tickets
1 full sheet of raffle tickets

½ and full page ads can be your business card, personal message or Holiday greeting!

Join us for a special Wine and Cheese Preview Night!!

Wednesday, November 12th
6PM – 8PM in our Parish Hall.
Preview night will be open to parishioners and the public!
We will be displaying our best gift baskets for pre-sale via a silent auction.
Tickets are $10 and will be available soon.

Please contact the parish office at 732.741.2220 or


Ongoing Special Events

Queen Anne Communion Service On Loan to Rutgers

Our early 18th century silver Communion Service given to the parish by Queen Anne has been loaned to the Alexander Library at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The chalice and paten will be on display in an exhibit that they are mounting entitled, “New Jersey Before the Revolution: Land and People” which runs from October 2014 to January 2015.

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Christ Church Outreach extended to Covenant House!

Covenant house is a leading advocate on behalf of homeless youth. Covenant House was founded in 1972 with the simple, profound mission to help homeless kids escape the streets. Parish member and Covenant House advocate Jim O’Conner and our (Christ Church) Outreach/Steering Committee are working on some activities.

Past events have included a beach trip and a Lakewood Blue Claws game.

Past Special Events

The Blessing of the Animals was held at Christ Church
on Saturday October 4th

This will occur at the Outdoor Prayer service at 5 pm at the churchyard.
Please come and have your pet blessed in the St Francis of Assisi tradition!

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Weekend in Olde Monmouth

Saturday, May 3 & Sunday, May 4

Christ Church Commemorates Memorial Day 2014

The parish held its graveyard service to recognize the sacrifices made by its veterans in war eras back to the French and Indian War. The names of all veterans interred in the graveyard were read.. Stuart and Judith Buncher portrayed a Red Cross Gray Lady and a WWII Air Force Sergeant. See more information in the linked Memorial Service Program.

Images of Christ Church Shrewsbury – Then and Now

Monmouth County Library
Eastern Branch
Month of May 2014

The exhibit features segments including, old photos – with the oldest from 1869, new photos, and the church in art. There is also a special section, called Then and Now, that pairs old photos of the church with matching contemporary ones. There are three special features: the original 1769 builder’s agreement, a pair of tickets for a lottery used to raise funds for the church’s erection, and a large scale model of the church on loan from the Shrewsbury Historical Society.

This exhibit was created in partnership with Dorn’s Classic Images.

Click here for the Flyer 

Christ Church Celebrated Independence Day

On Sunday June 29th we held a special service to celebrate Independence Day.

This service featured portrayals of souls interred in the graveyard by members of the Dead Actors Guild.

Graham Kearney Cooke portrayed by Patrice Thornton
Dorothy Manson portrayed by Jeanne Sundberg
Samuel Stelle Smith portrayed by Robert M Kelly, Jr.

Also on display were the vestry minutes and Parish Register from 1733.
The Chorus of the Atlantic performed some American songs:

I’ll Fly Away
You Raise Me Up
America the Beautiful
God Bless America
Irish Blessing

Another Beautiful Wedding at Christ Church
August 23, 2014


Christ Church Held its Annual Parish Picnic
August 27, 2014