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Rejoice, O earth, in shining splendour,
Radiant in the brightness of your King!
Christ has conquered death! Glory fills you!
Darkness vanishes for ever! Alleluia!
Exult in glory! The risen Savior shines upon you!

God, renew me from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet.
Amen. Alleluia!

from A Holy Island Prayer Book, by Ray Simpson

Dear Friends,

It seems we have waited a very long time for the wintry ground of death to crack open to the Risen Christ. And yet, we have not lost hope. For isn’t that just the way it is with our Lord? Sometimes it feels as if our skin has become so dry and brittle that no oil can soften it. Sometimes it gets so bad it feels as if our souls have crusted right over, and search our memories as we might, we cannot quite remember those carefree days when it seemed the sun would never set nor our limbs would ever tire. And yet we have not lost hope. For isn’t that just the way it is with Jesus? They all thought the game was over. They all knew the dream would never be a reality, for there he was: his lifeless body, hanging limp upon the tree. And then there came Sunday. And then came Resurrection. And comes again to encompass us – body and soul – and we too, rise into new life. This Easter: May God renew you, from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet. Amen. Amen. Alleluia.


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

Past Special Events

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

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

Memorial Sunday Service

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.


Weekend in Olde Monmouth

Saturday, May 3 & Sunday, May 4


Christ Church Celebrates Easter

The 311th Parish Meeting was Held on January 26th

 Superb Potluck Vittles  
Treasurer Reviewing Parish Finances
The Parish Under the Meiere Triptych

Baptism on March 2nd

Aniella Grace Ingenito

Another Beautiful Wedding at Christ Church

October 12, 2013
Preparing for Sunday