Special Events

Chartered Bus to St. Mark’s Cathedral for All-Bach Concert

Dinner at the Brick - 26 March

Trinity Institute Conference - 23-23 Maech

Spritual Book Group - 23 March


Faith Formation Study in Lent

Events and Services in Lent


Fr. Dale Johnson and Seeds of Hope Nineveh

Follow Fr. Dale Johnson’s blog here: https://goo.gl/uhSjo5

Seeds of Hope Mission to Turkey and Iraq

Seeds Logo

Syriac Orthodox priest Fr., Dale Johnson will lead a contingent from the Diocese of Olympia on a pilgrimage to the refugee camps near Dohuk, Iraq.  Deacon Eric Johnson, Ministry Support Circle member Dale Ramerman and former parishioner Alice Kapka will join Rev. Jonathan Weldon (St. Pauls’ Bellingham) and Greg Rhodes (Vancouver) will depart with Fr. Dale on the day after Labor Day. 

You can follow their travels on Eric’s blog at http://anacorteseric.me, with links to other pages as they are published. 

Fr. Dale has a Facebook Page on this mission at http://on.fb.me/1NlHjl1

Seafarers’ Memorial

On the 23rd of August, Rev. Diane (she with the Prayer Book) and Deacon Eric (he with the bagpipes) took part in what has now become annual commemoration. 

We would like to commend the efforts of the Anacortes Seafarers’ Memorial Foundation, which is committed to maintaining the memorial and remembering those Anacortes commercial fishermen who lost their lives at sea. Discover more about the Foundation  at their Facebook Page.  

seafarers memorial eric johnson bagpiper

Photo credit 

Steve Berentson

Blessing of Gardens

Rogation Wednesday: Blessing of the Gardens

Wednesday before Ascension Day

Starting at 1:30 PM

On May 28th, 2014  we celebrated our First Annual Rogation Wednesday Blessing of Gardens…and we plan to hold this event annually. 

         Rogation Day—the Wednesday before Ascension Day—is an ancient custom observed since the 5th century.  In England the day was celebrated as congregations walked the boundaries of the parish, with gardens and fields being blessed along the way. It is a way to honor God for his creation and to pray for the land and sea, the gifts of labor and for the needs of all.


We begin at Christ Church by blessing seeds and transplants and soil from our yards and gardens. We asked blessings on our labor as we use the goodness of creation for our betterment and Gods’ glory. 

         From Christ Church those who are able join the procession to the neighborhood gardens, where will ask God’s blessing on the soil in gardens and yards and the plants grown there to nourish our bodies and spirits. 

If you live in Old Town Anacortes and would like us to drop by and bless your garden or flower bed, please contact Marcy at the Christ Church office (office@ChristChurchAnacortes.org or (360) 293-5790).

email: Office@ChristChurchAnacortes.org…Deacon Eric Johnson, webmaster