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Welcome to the Christ Church website! As our tagline states, we are a welcoming community worshiping and growing in the Episcopal tradition of the Anglican Church. Christ Church is a community with a wide range of different people, from all ages and different backgrounds. As we live and serve in the way of Christ, we are excited about God’s plans for our future within today’s culture and our community. Our campus is between G and H Streets and 14th and 15th street in Downtown Eureka, California.

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Here on our home page you will find (just below this post) highlighted events, news and happenings. Above, under the title headings, you will find more information about the church, our history, our community, our events calendar, our youth, our outreach, and much more. Feel free to browse! Also, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We hope to see you at one of our services (Sundays 8 AM and 10:30 AM) or events!

Two Upcoming Concerts at Christ Episcopal Church: Nov. 7 – “The Door Between the Worlds” and Nov. 8 – Chamber Players of the Redwoods

Two Upcoming Concerts at Christ Episcopal Church: Nov. 7 – “The Door Between the Worlds” and Nov. 8 – Chamber Players of the Redwoods

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“Legends of the Celtic Harp” performs their new show “The Door Between the Worlds” on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 pm, at Christ Episcopal Church, Eureka, CA (located at 15th & H Streets).  Suggested donation is $20.00.  The concert and storytelling event is a dramatic journey into the realms of the Celtic ‘Otherworld.’  The acclaimed ensemble, Legends of the Celtic Harp, opens the door into this mystical world with music played on Celtic harps, Irish bouzouki, cittern, and Swedish nyckelharpa  and tells the tales of that legendary land from which no one returns unchanged.  Celtic harpers, Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne, and Aryeh Frankfurter, have toured extensively throughout the U.S. to sold out audiences and rave reviews.

For more information about the show, contact:  (415) 642-1466

Chamber Music Performance Features Locals

plus world premiere of new work

By Franklin Stover

The Chamber Players of the Redwoods will present a concert on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Eureka. The program will include music by Corelli, Brahms, Mozart and Kahn A uniquely singular event includes a world premiere by composer Raymond Burkhart. The concert will include some of Humboldt County’s finest musicians in a diverse program covering various types of instrumental groupings and time periods. Founded in 2010 by Val Phillips, the chamber music nonprofit gives musicians a chance to keep their skills up and to entertain classically-minded audiences. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted.

Works slated to be performed include Corelli’s Concerto Grosso op. 6 No. 8. Also known as the “Christmas Concerto,” it’s one of Corelli’s 12 concertos for strings and harpsichord. Composed in 1690, the work is in 6 short movements. At the time of its composition, J.S. Bach was just 5 years old. Musicians include Allen Lesser, Betty Bliss, Stefan Vaughhan and Ken Love, violins; Eric Jones and Ann Marie Woolley, ‘cello; Sue Fowle, viola; and Felicia Oldfather, harpischord.

Jumping ahead to 2015 with a newly composed piece, Raymond Burkhart’s Suite Arcata gets a first hearing. Commissioned by the Chamber Players of the Redwoods, the work is in 3 movements suggestive of the climate that is peculiar to our region. One of the movements is titled Coastal Fog. The mixed woodwind and brass ensemble features Jill Petricca, flute; Michael Kibbe, oboe; Paul Cummings, clarinet; Chris Cox, trumpet, and Aaron Lopez, bassoon. Burkhart lives in Tujunga and teaches at College of the Canyons and Pomona College. He holds a Ph.D. in musicology from Claremont Graduate University and has composed works in many genres. Currently a member of the music faculty at Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, and College of the Canyons, Burkhart has appeared as a guest conductor and trumpet clinician and authority on the history of brass music.

Going back to more Victorian times, Annette Hull and Nancy Correll will perform a 4-hands piano duo version of Johannes Brahms’ Chorale Preludes op.122. Originally set for organ in 1896, the death of friend Clara Schumann spurred the composer to create his final great work. Inspired by a Lutheran hymn with a life after death theme, Richard Duning will read an English translation of the hymn texts before the performance.

Following Brahms is late romantic composer Robert Kahn in a performance of his Serenade in F minor, op. 73 for oboe, viola and piano. Impressed with Kahn’s natural ability, Brahms offered to mentor the younger composer, but for reasons unclear, Kahn declined. Players are Michael Kibbe, oboe; Sherry Hanson,viola and Ellen Weiss, piano. The work was composed in 1923.

Last up is Wolfgang Mozart’s Flute Quartet in C major. In 3 movements, musicians include Joseph Hazen, flute; Holly MacDonnell and Sherry Hanson,viola, and Mark Creaghe, ‘cello. At the end of the concert, a “Meet the Players”reception will follow for attendees who may wish to mingle with performers. The Christ Episcopal Church is located at H and 5th Streets in Eureka.

New Worship Service at Christ Church: “Come and See: a Service of the Light”

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Episcopal Service in the Chapel at 15th and G Street Eureka

Christ Church will be offering a new worship service, “Come and See: a Service of the Light,” in the Chapel of Our Merciful Savior on Sunday, October 4th at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to the inaugural service which is dedicated to the memory of Peter Hannaford. See more information below…

Christ Episcopal Church will present “Come and See: a Service of the Light,” Sunday, October 4th at 4 p.m. This service is an invitation to families, parishioners and new comers who cannot fit early Sunday services into their busy schedules. This service is dedicated to the memory of Peter Hannaford who worked tirelessly to reestablish family worship into our community.

This unique worship service held at sunset is approximately one hour long and will be followed by a social time with cider, cookies and the opportunity to discuss the meaning of the sermon with the presiding priest, Mother Leslie McCloghrie.

This is the first service in a series being held on the first Sunday of each month in The Chapel of our Merciful Savior located on 15th and G Streets in Eureka. These services of prayers and hymns offer an opportunity to all to reestablish church attendance into their lives.

Notre Dame Cathedral Comes to Eureka – James Welch Organ Concert at Christ Church

Notre Dame Cathedral Comes to Eureka!
Organ Concerts at Christ Church presents Bay Area organist James Welch, and pianist son Nicholas Welch in concert on Monday, September 28, 7:00 pm at Christ Episcopal Church (15th & H Streets), Eureka. The suggested donation for the concert is $15. See the flyer and full press release below!

“Sundays at 4” Concert – The Power of Song – August 23, 4 PM


On Sunday, August 23, at 4 pm, Christ Episcopal Church opens its doors to the community with the summer’s final “Sundays at 4” concert, titled The Power of Song. Performers Liz Smith, soprano, Nathan Smith, bass, and Val Phillips, piano, will present a program and concert featuring the history of the Negro Spiritual and its importance to African-Americans from slavery to today.

Val Phillips and Nathan Smith are HSU Emeritus professors who have organized and performed this program of spirituals. Nathan has been singing spirituals nearly all of his life. Liz Smith, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods, has sung with many choirs, including Kantorei, the Chameleon’s and Ferndale Community Choir.


Val, Nathan and Liz are thrilled to be presenting the Power of Song at Christ Church.

The concert is offered free to the community. Off-street parking is available at the corner of 14th and G Streets. Handicapped accessible entrance is on 15th Street, between G and H Streets. For more information or directions, see: http://christchurcheureka.org/contact/.