Whoever you are or for whatever reason that you are looking at this website, we want you to know that in the Episcopal Church and particularly from the people of St. Christopher’s you will receive the Welcome of Christ.

Be . . . Be Here . . . Belong

Come any Sunday at 8:00 am or 10:00 am – Come just as you are!

You will find a place where you belong!

Sunday is both in-person and livestreamed via YouTube at 10:00 AM


The Day of Pentecost – May 28, 2023

Worship Leaflet

Check us out. In the Episcopal Church, everyone has a place to belong.

Easter Sunday – April 9, 2023

Worship Leaflet

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A Prayer for the Power of the Spirit among the People of God

Our Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry has asked all of us to pray for all who are mourning due to the coronavirus. We were asked to continue to pray this prayer from Pentecost Sunday through the first Sunday in September, 2020, never imagining that the pandemic would continue much beyond that. Since the virus is still with us, we are choosing to continue praying this prayer until we return to a time when we can fully gather together to worship God in spirit and in truth. “This prayer – crafted by a team of Lutheran and Episcopal prayer leaders in light of the COVID pandemic – is meant to unite us in common prayer and revive us for common mission, wherever and however we may be gathered.”

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry praying the prayer: https://www.facebook.com/episcopalian/videos/2609858725901243/

God of all power and love,
we give thanks for your unfailing presence
and the hope you provide in times of uncertainty and loss.
Send your Holy Spirit to enkindle in us your holy fire.
Revive us to live as Christ’s body in the world:
a people who pray, worship, learn,
break bread, share life, heal neighbors,
bear good news, seek justice, rest and grow in the Spirit.
Wherever and however we gather,
unite us in common prayer and send us in common mission,
that we and the whole creation might be restored and renewed,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

May this be a time of grace and unity and may we use it to learn how to more deeply love and offer our lives in service to the common good.

May the peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God and of his Son, Jesus, and may the blessing of God rest upon you this day and always.


Because we want everyone to be included, St. Christopher’s is so happy to be able to provide a hearing loop to those who wear hearing aids. Just switch your hearing aid to ‘T’ to access the loop. If you do not wear a hearing aid and wish to have the benefit of the loop, you may ask the ushers and they will give you a headset to use.

And now, the sound system has been connected to a professional live-streaming camera so that we may have high quality sound and picture when live-streaming our services. The 10:00 AM liturgy is live-streamed.

Please click HERE for the Order of Compline

Upcoming Events

May 28 – Feast of Pentecost – Wear Red

June 1 – VIP Team Meets with the Diocesan Team to get started with the Vitality training

June 4 = Trinity – Special liturgy . . . look for more information about what is to come

June 11 – One liturgy at 9:30 AM followed by a BRUNCH. Bring a casserole, fruit, pastries, juice, or other favorite breakfast foods that you like and want to share. We will talk about the history of the parish. We want to know when you entered the timeline and life of St. Christopher’s. How long have you been here? What brought you here? What do you love about the parish? Why do you keep coming back? Have you grown in your spiritual life or grown in your faith? Have you changed in the way that you live and act in the world? What would happen to you if the doors of St. Christopher’s closed tomorrow? What are you willing to do to keep them open? What do you see for the parish in the coming years? What is God want from us? What do we want from one another? What do we want for our children and grandchildren? What do we want for the community in which we live? What am I willing to do to keep this church alive and thriving? How committed are you to this parish? Would you be willing to walk away from the parish? What would cause you to do so? Are you here for the parish and its people or are you also here because of your faith and desire to worship so nothing will separate you from participation in the life of this parish? How are you willing to encourage others to come join us in worship, to attend events, to grow in faith, even if they don’t want to join a traditional church? How committed to the parish are you right now? Are you willing to commit to the people who will come after you and invest in them now and in the future of the parish?


A group has been started here at St. Christopher’s with leaders trained by the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group is now meeting the FIRST Saturday of EVERY month. It is intended be a group that will support anyone who is caring for a person who has Alzheimer’s, dementia, or any other memory issue. This is a group where you will receive materials to help you learn more about the disease and how to care your loved ones. Please spread the word if you know someone who might need a group like this. It is open to caregivers throughout the area. Come and receive a little care for yourself and leave feeling encouraged and supported.




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News Flash!

What is an Episcopalian anyway?

The Episcopal Church is a Protestant denomination that uses Scripture, Tradition, and Reason for an understanding of faith; at the same time we are Catholic in the way that we worship. Our service looks much like the Catholic Mass, focusing on Scripture, preaching, and the Holy Eucharist.

If you are looking for a place to belong, come to St. Christopher’s.

If you have no religious experience, or if you come from a Protestant faith tradition, or if you are coming from a Roman Catholic background, you will be able to find in the Episcopal Church a place that feels like home. Come just as you are! Whoever you are! If you are seeking a spiritual home, at St. Christopher’s you just might find out that we are just what you are looking for!

We want to spread the good news and reach out to those looking for a place to worship God in a community where they know they will belong.

We have just completed an Inquirer’s Class for those wanting more information about the Episcopal Church. If you are interested in finding out more or joining a class like this, just let us know. Email Pastor Mary Ann . . . rector@stchrisoxford.org.

Former Roman Catholics often feel at home in the Episcopal Church because our liturgy is “a little bit catholic.”

People who come from a Protestant or non-denominational background find the Episcopal Church comfortable because we rely on scripture, tradition, and reason, like protestants do.

There are no restrictions on who can belong to the Episcopal Church and everyone who is baptized is welcome to receive communion, even babies!

Come as you are and who you are. You will find a place in the Episcopal Church.

If you want a church that can be a spiritual home, focused more on prayer and spiritual life and growth, the Episcopal Church has those dimensions too.

And as far as St. Christopher’s goes, you will not find a group of people who will gather you in to be part of the community so quickly and with such joy. If you don’t believe that, come and find out.

In-Person Parish Worship Has Returned at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Christian Education for Children and Youth starts at 10:00 AM.

Our closing will be on June 11 at the 10:00 AM with gathering and games that will follow. We will celebrate the great year that we have had. Thanks to all parents and catechists who have helped make this a wonderful year and for the children whom we have see grow in wisdom, and age, and grace. Well done!

All parish events, rehearsals, meetings, and gatherings are up and running!

Invite your friends and neighbors, family and anyone who is looking for some spiritual refreshment to come and check us out.


Check out the Facebook page of the Friends Folk Club for upcoming concerts. We are excited that MUSICIANS HAVE RETURNED! What a long time it has been!


How fun it was to celebrate COOKIE WALK – CHRISTMAS IN JULY! The vestry enjoyed packaging the cookies and delivering them to parishioners. Thanks to Zach Slaughter for putting together this great video for us so that we get to see our parish family! We hope you enjoyed the cookies and that you know how much you are loved! Enjoy this feast for your eyes!

“Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his footstool; [for] he is holy” (Psalm 99:5, NIV).

Contact Us

We invite you to come worship on Sunday Morning at one of our two Holy Communion services:

8:00 a.m. is a quieter and more reflective celebration of Holy Communion. 

At the 10:00 a.m.  liturgy, we worship in prayer and song. Congregational singing is an important part of our worship and we sing hymns and songs using both traditional and contemporary resources. The choir and musicians add beauty and spirit and liturgical ministers of all ages serve in various capacities throughout the liturgy. The full and active participation of all who gather is important, including our children and youth. All are welcome in this place.

Join us for Fellowship Time after the 10:00 a.m. service

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church

116 Lancaster Pike

Oxford, PA 19363

email: stchris@stchrisoxford.org

Telephone: 610-932-8134

Rector: Rev. Dr. Mary Ann Mertz

Email: rector@stchrisoxford.org

Phone: 502-489-1337

Parish Administrator: Mary Clark Admin@stchrisoxford.org