We have been established in this historic New England town of rural beauty, stability, and charm for over 200 years. Our colonial brick Church with fine steeple, large parish house, and animal memorial garden is located on The Town Green in Sharon, close by Sharon's landmark Clock Tower.
In April, 1755, the town of Sharon granted the members of the Church of England permission to erect their first church. The congregation rapidly increased and outgrew the church by 1764, when a new "really neat and beautiful" church was built.
During the Revolutionary War, the building was desecrated when it was turned into a military barracks, and then converted into a stable. In subsequent years, the building fell into disrepair and was finally torn down. This period was also a time of suffering, hardship, and personal difficulties for the church members.
Circumstances shifted for the Parish when on May 27th, 1809, Sharon's Episcopalians officially organized as a parish and formally established themselves as part of the Protestant Episcopal. With clergy and vestry of their own, the members began construction on the existing church brick building that was finally consecrated on November 24, 1819.
Music was a valued and important part of the spirit of the church, and by 1823 three choristers were elected at the annual parish meeting. In 1842 the vestry voted to build an Organ Loft.
Although Sunday Schools were "virtually non-existent until the mid-1800's," this parish considered Christian education of the utmost importance, as evident in an 1835 resolution: "Whereas the Sabbath School is intimately connected with the prosperity of the Parish and the Munitions of Virtue and Piety among the youth, therefore - Resolved that we will use our endeavors to sustain and increase the Sabbath School in all suitable ways."
In 1884 additional land was purchased and the parish house erected, and "in this work the Ladies' Aid Society, assisted by the Junior Auxiliary, bore an active part." In the archives of 1908, the Ladies' Guild members were thanked for the new hardwood floor and seats in the church. The Ladies' Guild later installed electric lights in the church, the choir room and the parish house.
Among the many interesting notes found in our history are: in 1922 the original chalice and flagon were re-plated and sent to Japan "at the time of the earthquake," and in 1952 the parish sponsored its first candidate for Holy Orders.
To date, no written history exists post World War II years, but having passed our two hundredth year in 2019, we are grateful for our heritage and pray to serve our Lord and those within our reach, as opportunity presents.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34
We are called to be Jesus’ disciples, his hands and feet on this earth. We are called to serve and to learn and to worship in ways which not only form us as better Christians but also deepen our love for God and each other. Christ Church engages in a number of offerings and programs which help us in our journey with Christ.
Adult Education Series
Community Bible Study
Pot Luck Suppers and Speakers
To Be Announced
ALL are welcome at these programs! For further information contact the Church office at 860-364-5260
“Come to me all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
We are called to take care of one another, to share each others’ burdens. In our Baptism we, like Christ, have been anointed to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the captives, to proclaim recovery of sight to the blind, and to let the oppressed go free. (Luke 4:18)
When we care for each other it is not so much to fix problems as it is to be fully present, to listen and to pray. No burden is too small, no despair too deep.
Please call the office at 860-364-5260 if you would like a visit or to be put on the parish prayer list.
Our motto seems to be “we are small, but we are mighty”! Not necessarily a quote from the Bible but it probably should have been as it seems this has been the way for many going way back in time. But has our Lord given us this strength because he knows we can help provide for those in need? We are enabled with powers in ourselves to help. Help our friends, help those we don’t know. We feel good about it after its done. So, our mighty troop of parishioners extends to many projects and programs as we are able. We reside here on the South end of the Historic Sharon Green where you will find our many Outreach and Stewardship projects take place.
All our Stewardship Event funds support our Outreach programs.
Blessing of the Animals in The Pet Memorial Garden and Dog Show with Tricks immediately follows this early Fall Sunday. Animals are invited to bring their owners on leashes or crated.
Church World Services Blanket Sunday and Relief Kits for those in need around the World and the USA.
Crazy Crafters gather on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 3:00 PM in the Parish Hall. Time is spent on various crafts with guidance and fellowship.
Crop Walk - The Steeplewalkers raise money with donations that support the hungry through Church World Services every Sunday.
Darbonne Read-A-Thon proceeds benefit students in need in Haiti.
Hat and Mitten Tree during Advent.
Scholarships are available to college bound students associated with the Parish.
Thanksgiving Collection of Food.
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