240th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Historic Christ Church Episcopal, the oldest church in Old Town Alexandria, anchoring Washington St., will celebrate its 240th anniversary on Sunday, February 10, 2013. This activity-packed Sunday will feature specially commissioned music, a guest preacher, a reception, a display of historic artifacts, and a special appearance from George and Martha Washington.

The guest preacher will be the Reverend Gay Jennings, President of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church, who will preach at the combined 10:00 a.m. service in the church. Please join us as we celebrate our church history.     

The parish home of George Washington and Robert E. Lee, Christ Church has long been at the center of the religious and public life of the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Visitors have included Presidents Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Senator Elizabeth Dole, and former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey.  Speakers have included Rosa Parks, Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Togo West, former Chief of Staff of the Army Gordon Sullivan, former White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen, and former Assistant Secretary of State Hodding Carter.

Christ Church is a historic church with a living congregation. Located at 118 N. Washington St. in Alexandria, VA, Christ Church is home to 2,400 parishioners and provides ministry to communities local and global.

Linda Dienno