The 225th Christ Church+Washington Parish Anniversary Kicks off on Sunday, Nov. 24: Our kick-off Sunday includes a festive coffee hour the 9am and 11am services, a slide show drawn from the church archives and a tree planting ceremony. The anniversary celebration continues into 2020, including an organ concert at Christ Church on Feb. 23 and a celebration in May at Historic Congressional Cemetery.
November 24, 4pm: A concert at Christ Church featuring a brass ensemble from “the President’s Own” United States Marine Band, celebrating the historic relationship between Christ Church “Navy Yard” and the Marine Barracks. The musical selection will include some of pieces by one of Christ Church’s most famous parishioners, John Philip Sousa. Sousa is well known as America’s “March King” composer and great Marine band-master, and was a faithful member of Christ Church for over 50 years. The concert is free and all are welcome. A reception will follow the concert.
February 23, 4pm: An organ recital, featuring Dr. Jinsun Cho, Music Director at the Church of the Epiphany (downtown DC)
May (date to be confirmed): The dedication of a grave marker for the Theophilus Howard family and concert at Historic Congressional Cemetery (Christ Church’s cemetery).
To learn more about the history of Christ Church, read our Christ Church History.