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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!

Next Cinema Chat – Locke

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The next Cinema Chat film will be Locke, starring Tom Hardy and directed by Steven Knight. As usual, Cinema Chat will be held on the second Saturday of the month (November 8th) at 6:00 PM in The Chapel of Our Merciful Savior on the corner of 15th and G Streets in Eureka. Description from Wikipedia:

Directed by Steven Knight
Produced by Guy Heele, Paul Webster
Written by Steven Knight
Starring Tom Hardy
Music by Dickon Hinchliffe
Cinematography Haris Zambarloukos
Edited by Justine Wright
Shoebox Films
IM Global
Distributed by A24
Release dates
2 September 2013 (Venice)
18 April 2014 (United Kingdom)
Running time 84 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget Less than $2 million
Box office $4,945,689


Locke is a 2013 British drama film written and directed by Steven Knight. The film stars Tom Hardy, with Tom Holland, Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott, Ruth Wilson, Ben Daniels, and Alice Lowe providing voices.


The day before he must supervise a large concrete pour in Birmingham, construction foreman Ivan Locke learns that Bethan, a co-worker with whom he had a one-night stand seven months previously, has gone into premature labour. Despite his job responsibilities and although his wife and sons are eagerly awaiting his arrival at home to watch an important football match, he decides to drive to London to be with Bethan during childbirth.

The film consists entirely of scenes of Locke in his car, phoning his boss and a colleague to ensure that the pour is successful, phoning his wife Katrina to confess his infidelity, and phoning Bethan to reassure her during her labour. Locke’s decision is revealed to be a reaction to his own father, who abandoned him as a child.

Over the course of the two-hour drive to London, he is fired from his job, kicked out of his house by his wife, and asked by his older son to return home. He also coaches his assistant Donal through preparing the pour despite several major setbacks, and has imaginary conversations with his father, whom he envisions as a passenger in the back seat of his car. As he finally reaches the hospital, Locke learns of the successful birth of his daughter.

Congratulations to Sister Diana Doncaster, C.T.

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Congratulations to Sister Diana Doncaster, C.T., who is being ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Thursday, October 2nd!

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By the Grace of God and with the people consenting

The Right Reverend Barry L. Beisner

Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California

will ordain

Sister Diana Doncaster, C.T.

To the Sacred Order of Deacons

In Christ’s One Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church

Christ Episcopal Church

15th and H Streets,


Thursday, the Second day of October

Two Thousand and Fourteen

at Seven o’clock in the evening

Your prayers and presence are requested

Reception to follow                                                                                                     Clergy: White stoles

Concert: Paul Tegels & Dana Robinson, Organists

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Paul Tegels & Dana Robinson, Organists
Featuring Works for Four Hands & Four Feet by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Saint Saens & Schumann

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3 pm – Paul Tegels & Dana Robinson

Paul Tegels has performed extensively in solo and ensemble concerts in the United States, Europe, Japan, and New Zealand. Dana Robinson is organist of Grace Lutheran Church in Champaign, Illinois. His performances are frequently featured on the nationally syndicated radio program, Pipedreams.

Concerts are at Christ Episcopal Church (15th and H Streets), Eureka, CA. Suggested donation: $15 individual/$25 family. A ‘Meet the Artist’ reception follows each performance. For more information, call: 707-442-1797

Next Cinema Chat Film – Cléo from 5 to 7

The next Cinema Chat film will be Cléo from 5 to 7, directed by Agnès Varda and starring Corinne Marchand. As usual, Cinema Chat will be held on the second Saturday of the month (September 13th) at 6:00 PM in The Chapel of Our Merciful Savior on the corner of 15th and G Streets in Eureka. Description from Wikipedia:


Cléo from 5 to 7

Directed by Agnès Varda
Produced by Georges de Beauregard
Starring Corinne Marchand
Antoine Bourseiller
Dominique Davray
Dorothée Blanc
Michel Legrand
Music by Michel Legrand
Cinematography Jean Rabier
Alain Levent
Edited by Rose Sokol
Janine Verneau
Release date(s)
11 April 1962
Running time 90 minutes
Country France
Language French

Cléo from 5 to 7 (French: Cléo de 5 à 7) is a 1962 Left Bank film by Agnès Varda.[1] The story starts with a young singer, Florence “Cléo” Victoire, at 5pm on June 22, as she waits until 6:30pm to hear the results of a medical test that will possibly confirm a diagnosis of cancer. The film is noted for its handling of several of the themes of existentialism, including discussions of mortality, the idea of despair, and leading a meaningful life. The film has a strong feminine viewpoint and raises questions about how women are perceived. The role of mirrors are prevalent to symbolize self-obsession.

The film includes cameos by Jean-Luc Godard, Anna Karina, Eddie Constantine and Jean-Claude Brialy as characters in the silent film Raoul shows Cléo and Dorothée, while composer Michel Legrand, who wrote the film’s score, plays “Bob the pianist”. It was entered into the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.


Also, here are some writings on Cléo from 5 to 7 for some intellectual stimulation and enjoyment: