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Welcome to Christ Church New Brighton, Staten Island, New York

A Warm Welcome Awaits You

Our mission statement: FELLOWSHIP and COMMUNITY OUTREACH based on real need that encourages participation and a sense of belonging:

  • Traditional Anglican faith-based WORSHIP with an emphasis on music
  • Loving and compassionate PASTORAL CARE focussed on real need
  • Encouraging the participation and understanding of belonging for our CHILDREN & YOUTH

Service Times

7:30 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Chapel & via YouTube
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II via YouTube & in the Nave
YouTube Live Service Link
10:30 AM Youth Formation Classes

Monday through Friday
7:15 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel

This Sunday

This Sunday is the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
The liturgical color is Green.

From the Rector's Desk

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Christ.

Last Sunday we saw a record turn out for our Outdoor Worship and Annual Parish Picnic. This was very heartening and welcomed as we all seek opportunities to gather and fellowship. In this regards, I want to thank our Junior Warden and Co-Chair of the Parish Life Commission, John Gerney for his leadership in organizing the working teams of persons to ensure the most successful outcome for our time together.

While I cannot name every individual let me thank all who provided food, those who cooked, the Altar Guild, the Usher's Guild, those who participated in the liturgy, and the members of Scout Troup 76 and their leaders.

In the midst of it all, we had the blessing of several of our youth from various churches in our Staten Island Episcopal Community participating in a two-day workshop on dismantling racism. Thanks to Catherine Barnett and her team of able leaders: Carol Bratton, Marshall Green, and Cathy Carlson (St. Mary's Episcopal Church and Secretary of IPC).

It was a glorious day with lots of smiling faces and happy voices! Thanks again for your support and participation. See some photos below of the picnic atmosphere...

I Remain.
The Rev. Trevor R. Babb +

Did You Know?

Did you know that kids ask 300 questions a day?
A 2013 U.K. study from online retailer observed young children and recorded the questions they asked the adults around them. The children tended to turn to their mothers for answers, and these moms could end up answering an average of nearly 300 questions per day, or one question every two-and-a-half minutes, the study found. The moms reported that the hardest questions they were asked included "Why is water wet?" and "What are shadows made of?"

Did you know that dolphins have been trained to be used in wars?
Dolphins are known widely as adorable, intelligent animals. What is not as widely known is that these crafty creatures were used by the U.S. and Soviet Union during the Vietnam War and the Cold War. Both countries studied the creatures for their sonar capabilities, but also trained them to detect mines, bring equipment to divers, find lost equipment, and guard submarines amongst other nifty tricks.

Did you know that there are YOUTH activity bags appropriate for all ages in our church?
The activity bags are located in the back of the church, or you can ask an usher for one. The bags contain worship-related activities for a range of ages. They can be used when there are no Sunday school classes, or for kids who choose to remain in the sanctuary. Grab a bag!


Christ Church

To our parishioners, friends and guests who wish to see an updated listing of church events, programs and their times, please go to the the Christ Church website at and click the "Calendar" tab.

Alleida Mitchell

Please be advised that the phone and email account of our warden has been compromised. Please scrutinize any solicitations, requests and messages coming from Alleida via email, text or call, which may be another hacking attempt. She will provide her new contact information shortly.

Knitting Club

Our next knitting club will be Thursday October 6th, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Coffee Hour

Our coffee hour today will be hosted by the J2A class. Don't miss a chance to share a cup of coffee and a pastry and visit with our young people following the 10 am Eucharist. Their BASKET RAFFLE ticket sale and 50/50 to support the 2023 Pilgrimage will continue, with the winning tickets to be pulled on 10/2. Coffee hour will be held in the Guild Room following Sunday worship.

Organ Recital

Our next organ recital will take place on Tuesday, September 12th, 2022 at 7:00 pm. The organ recital series will continue monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Parish Picnic

As we prepare for our event, we kindly ask for donations of condiments, salads, deserts and other things you would enjoy at the picnic. Thank you

Vestry Meeting

Vestry meetings will now be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Our next vestry meeting will be on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Packets will be available for pick-up on Friday, September 16th after 12:00 p.m.


The 2023 J2A Pilgrims will kick off their fundraising calendar with a Basket Raffle with tickets for sale at this week's picnic and coffee hour on 9/25.
Support the Pilgrims and maybe win one of several great baskets!

Afterschool Class Schedule

Ukulele – Mondays, 6PM to 7PM.
Vocal Instruction (CCCYC) – Thursdays, 6PM to 7PM.
Djembe (African drumming) – 6PM to 7PM

Save the Date

Sunday, September 18th, 2022 – Youth Dismantling Racism Weekend for 6th to 12th grade students.
Sunday, September 18th & 25th, 2022 – J2A Basket Raffles available for purchase.
Sunday, September 18th, 2022 – One (1) Service at 9:00 a.m. Service will be on the lawn (weather permitting)
Saturday, September 24th, 2022 – Blessing of the Animals, St. Mary's Church, Castleton Ave.
Sunday, Spetember 25th, 2022 – Christian Formation Classes resume
Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 – Staten Island IPC Softball Game and BBQ, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 6th, 2022 – Weekly Sanctuary Quiet Prayer begins
Sunday, October 23rd, 2022 – Celebration of the life of Valerie Quinlan

October Schedule - Commission Sundays

Sunday, October 02, 2022 - The Mission Commission
Sunday, October 09, 2022 - The Christian Formation Commission
Sunday, October 16, 2022 - The Building Commission
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - Finance Commission. We also plan to launch our 2023 Stewardship Campaign on this Sunday.
Sunday, October 30, 2022 - The Rector's Advisory Commission
Saturday, November 05, 2022 - All Day Review and planning for 2023 with Commission leaders. This will be from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Organ Recital - 13 September, 2022 - French Baroque Composers - Anthony Lamourt, Organist

Parish Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers:
Fred Allen, Erma Babb, Marcella Babb, Jenny Badger, Willie Black III, Deborah Broome, Gregory Brown, Frank Cangemi, David Clark, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Iris Colbourne, Laura Craig, Carnetta & Athelridge Cumberbatch, Fran Dreisbach, Marlene Elia, Garfield Evans, Anna Galvez, Tabitha Foxx, Anthony Fulton, Sr., Sandra Giambalvo, Steven Haley, The Rev. Marian Hamblin, Mary Haugen, Colenthia Hunter, Emilia Jaime, Michael Kelly, Eva McClary, Willie Marcus, The McIntosh Family, Mary Mcclellan, Kevin & Nathan Meighan, Dudley Menzies, Louisa Merchant, Louise Nygard, Sheryl Perkins, Saint Maurice and Andrea Phillips, Linda Pinnock, Ann Reilly, Olivia Rey, Cherise Richards, Christine Riola, Jason Rivera, Trisha Roach, Joyce Rowan, Huguette Sauer, Vie Saursinger and Family, Barnett Shepherd, Bendu Sherman, Ashley Smith, Eric Smith, Christopher Still, Candy Tice, Deborah Vurckio, Lucille Williams, Tonisia Williams-Sealy, Marsha Wynter, and the people of St. Vincent's Girls' Home.

Please Note: The Prayer List is intended to uphold and encourage those who are in need of healing prayers. If persons have been fully recovered and no longer need to be lifted up in this way, please let us know so that we can make room for others. This list will be updated every three months unless otherwise notified. If you need a loved one or friend to remain on the list, please call the parish office. Thank you!

We pray for the repose of the soul of Veronica Artis, and all the faithful departed. May they rest in peace.

We pray for all the frontline and essential workers in our parish, and around S.I. and the world.

We pray for the people of Ukraine and Russia. We pray for peace and diplomacy in the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

We pray for those who are suffering from the impacts of systemic racism, and for those who are committed and working towards change, unity, and equality for all peoples.

We pray for Kirstin Swanson-Basso who is now a candidate for Ordination to the Priesthood, and David Barr, who is a postulant for ordination to the Diaconate.

We give thanks to God for the individuals who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week. Willie Black IV (27), Alidel Zayzay (29).

We pray for the Election of a Bishop Coadjutor in the Diocese of New York, and for Bishop Andrew Dietsche who will be entering retirement.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Anglican Church of Burundi.

In the Episcopal Futures Prayer Cycle, we pray for The Congregation and Congregants of St. Martin's & St. Luke's in Harlem.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary, our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector;  St. Ann's Church, Bronx; John's Church, Pleasantville; Episcopal Chaplaincy at Bard College; All Angels' Church, Manhattan; Saint Michael and All Angels St. Michael's Church, Manhattan; and the Diocesan Disciplinary Board.