Welcome to St. Christopher’s
Whoever you are and wherever you might be in your spiritual walk, we welcome you to journey with us as fellow pilgrims as we explore the adventure of faith. St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church is a growing community of people from a variety of backgrounds – some are life-long Episcopalians, but many come from various faith traditions.
- Our worship style is rooted in the ancient Christian form, yet carries a real and relevant message to be carried into a world that is starved to know of Christ’s healing love.
- Others sense the love of God in our very intentional care for one another. Pastoral care here is not just the professional responsibility of the clergy, but is something we all take seriously as a community.
- Many of us sense that God is most powerfully present when we engage with those who are poor and marginalized, and the result is a community-wide determination to make a difference in the world.
- Others who call this church “home” are people who are drawn to our serious educational offerings. We believe that taking the spiritual life seriously does not mean disengaging the mind.
St. Christopher’s is an incubator of faith for small children, and offers a cohesive and stimulating environment for youth in their journey to adulthood. With children’s spiritual development as a core priority, we have a Youth Director on staff, a dedicated Youth House for activities. We offer increasingly diverse offerings of adult fellowship – to ensure all ages are being fed, supported and formed by the love of God. There is a place for singles and families, young and old; all are truly welcome here.
Once here - our hope is that you will sense your faith is stretched and growing, yet in a community that is safe and feels like “home.” The best way to see what it’s all about is simply to come to any of the worship services or programs. If you’re curious to learn more about something, just ask. We are all fellow travelers in the one family of God’s children. No one belongs in this community more than you. Try us out!
The Rev. Susan R. Sowers
Rector, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church
About The Episcopal Church
Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, The Episcopal Church descends from and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and is part of the third largest group of Christians in the world. Episcopalians believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.
The Episcopal Church has a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being. Women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in The Episcopal Church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of The Episcopal Church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in The Episcopal Church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.
Episcopalians believe that God loves all – no exceptions.
- Saturday 5:30 pm
- Sunday 8:00 am
- Sunday 10:30 am
We are located at 3200 N 12th Ave, Pensacola FL. Click here for a map and directions.
Sunday service attendees dress varies from jackets, ties and dresses to shorts, jeans, and t-shirts.
Children’s ministry programs are available for children from birth (nursery) through fifth grade (Chapel and Sunday School). The teachers will bring the children back to church to join their families for communion. Our young adults join us in worship and have activities and education scheduled throughout the week. For more information see the Sunday School and Nursery page.
Order of Service
As you enter the church the ushers will hand you a bulletin that contains the complete order of service including congregational responses and music.
- Click here to view an example of the bulletin.
- Click here for a description of the worship service (liturgy).
- Click here to view videos of the complete service
As a visitor, please do not feel obliged to give. If you wish to give and would like to receive a tax receipt, you can use a check.
Communion is given while kneeling or standing at the rail in the front of the church. You can either drink from the chalice or dip your wafer in the wine. If you do not drink wine, place your arms across your chest in order to indicate to the chalice bearer that you will refrain from drinking the wine.
Children who are baptized may receive communion. They are invited to eat at the family table. As this is a mystery and invitation, a meal to be consumed more than understood, they learn by doing. This is the case for almost all of the Christian life.
Exit the main doors to greet and introduce yourself to the clergy, then join us for a time of fellowship and refreshment in the Parish Hall.
Getting involved is a great way to meet people and develop long lasting friendships. Click here to view of list of some of the current opportunities to serve. A comprehensive list of programs and activities is here.
Interested, but not an Episcopalian
If you are new the Episcopal church,
- Click here to learn about the meaning of our worship.
- Click here to learn more about our beliefs and traditions.
To learn more about St. Christopher’s you can
- Drop by the newcomer table in the Parish Hall after the 10:30 service.
- Complete a visitor card that hangs on the back of the pews to tell us more about yourself and your spiritual goals.
- Click here to subscribe to our email announcements. You can easily unsubscribe.
- Like us on Facebook to get announcements and activity updates.
- Call the office at 850-433-0074 to make an appointment.
- Join us for coffee after the service in the Parish Hall and talk to someone at the new comer table. They will be happy to introduce you to other members.
- Check out the other pages on this website.