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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

The Blessing of the Animals will be 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!


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.

Monday, August 25, 2014
Covenant House Golf Outing
and Dinner Reception

Spring Lake Golf Club.
For info contact Sue at 973-286-3543.

Tuesday, August 26
Blue Claws
Christ Church will be sponsoring youth to attend the baseball game.
Let us know if you would like to sponsor someone.

Past Special Events

Christ Church Held its Annual Parish Picnic

August 27, 2014


Another Beautiful Wedding at Christ Church

August 23, 2014


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
Preparing for Sunday