Parish Life

At Christ Church Anglican, our life together is not just worship, but also friendship. The women of Christ Church have a monthly Women’s Social, and there’s a monthly Men’s Night. And we find other ways to gather—an Easter egg hunt, a Memorial Day barbecues, a beach day at Lake Michigan, a South Bend Cubs night, a kid-friendly church workday, and an Advent reading group for C. S. Lewis’s Out of the Silent Planet. In 2023 our midweek studies included St. Athanasius's On the Incarnation and Marilynne Robinson's When I Was a Child I Read Books.

Over the last five years, we have hosted several lectures and a concert. The lectures have included distinguished speakers on the following topics: "A Christian Reflection on: Should the U.S. Still Lead the World?" (Ian Johnson); "Saint Crispina: Her North African Context, Martyr Act, and Reception in Saint Augustine” (Hannah VanSyckel); “Anglicanism’s Catholicity: Richard Hooker as a Guide for the Church Today” (Brad Littlejohn); “Jordan Peterson and Christianity” (Alastair Roberts). A concert by our organist, Michael LeGrand, featured works by J.S. Bach, Frescobaldi, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Phillips, and Widor.

We share in each other’s joys and sorrows. We look after those who are sick. And, away from church events, we just enjoy being together—there are baby showers and fishing trips and game nights. Some people in the parish have been in South Bend for decades. Others are new arrivals from places as varied as California and South Carolina and Malawi. Whether it’s catching up after church, or just people in the parish spending time together during the week, Christ Church Anglican offers a warm and welcoming community.