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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!

New Book – The Soul’s Journey: An Artist’s Approach to the Stations of the Cross

Originally posted on Imaginatio et Ratio:


The Soul’s Journey: An Artist’s Approach to the Stations of the Cross, a new book by Kathrin Burleson, is available now. To purchase a copy, follow the link: http://www.forwardmovement.org/Products/2206/the-souls-journey-an-artists-approach-to-the-stations-of-the-cross.aspx.


Walk the historic tradition of the Stations of the Cross in new ways. This beautiful coffee table book features the paintings of artist Kathrin Burleson as well as soul-searching reflections on her creative process and spiritual journey. Each station also offers devotions from key leaders in The Episcopal Church, including Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and the Rev. Alberto R. Cutié. In images, stories, and prayers, these stations reflect the Passion of Christ, exploring betrayal, judgment, and suffering but ultimately celebrating the great triumph of life over death, the Resurrection of Christ Jesus.

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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