We would like to take this occasion to welcome you to Christ Church and to tell you a little about the parish and its life. We hope that if you visit Christ Church, your time with us will be both spiritually enriching as well as enjoyable.
An Episcopal presence in Stanly County dates back to about 1863 when Frances Swift and her family fled to Albemarle after Union soldiers had destroyed their home in Plymouth, North Carolina. Growth during those early years was both slow and erratic. However, by June of 1940 a church had been built and was ready for use. The building with its it rough texture formed by North Carolina Bluestone is unique among the churches of Stanly County. As it presently stands Christ Church is a result of the generosity and work of the many people who have called this parish their worship home.
Christ Church is a member parish of the worldwide Anglican communion, the Episcopal Church in the United States, and Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. It is the only Episcopal Church in Stanly County, and our members come from all parts of the county to worship here. Among the people worshipping at Christ Church one will find individuals from various professions; individuals who operate their own businesses; educators; individuals who are in public service and local government; and there are retirees who have come from a number of different areas of the country. An additional blessing comes on Sunday morning when one will find a number of younger children present to participate in our worship. However, for those youngsters who may not be ready for the routing of Sunday morning worship, nursery care is available.