Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Episcopal Church



Christ Church has a long and significant position in the development and growth of Western Rockland County. Change always accompanies every town or village and Suffern is no exception. Once, a rather wealthy, exclusive village, it is now highly diverse, with cultures and lifestyles of every imaginable possibility. For a church not to meet the needs of a changing community would assure decline. We do this in perfectly magnificent buildings, in the heart of Suffern where it could be easy to overlook the needs of those who are still suffering.

With new and flourishing ministries, Christ Church has seen enormous growth in the last ten years. Having declined for years, Christ Church now is solid, happy and expanding its ministries. We are as diverse as Suffern is. On any given Sunday you will find infants, 90 year olds, African Americans, Asians, Hispanic, physically challenged and mentally challenged People, Lesbian and Gay People. We range from politically very conservative to very, very liberal. We come here because of the enormous love, the outreach and dynamic preaching of the Word of God, always related to how we live our lives in a highly complicated and diverse setting. Our ministries speak for our inclusivity and give credence to the idea that God calls all of us out of love to live in harmony. And that we do that very, very well. One third of our Congregation comes from New Jersey and two thirds from New York.

In addition to traditional Episcopal Worship, one of the high points of the year is our Holocaust Remembrance Sunday, celebrated in November at the approximate time of Krystalnacht. We have been fortunate to have members of Temple Beth Haverim Shir Shalom in Mahwah, NJ worship with us and we have been blessed by having survivors and of the Holocaust and their children worship with us and share their experiences. If we forget to remember, the tragedy of hatred will continue.

If you seek a warm, friendly, diverse congregation that is deeply involved in outreach at many levels, please come and visit us. We worship in traditional Episcopal Church style, have magnificent Tiffany windows, a huge plant and a very upbeat, joyous, worshiping experience in an old-world building.

Please do know above all else, that God loves you.

The Rev. Dale L. Cranston, Rector


Previous Sermons from the times when Covid forced us to do remote worship:


Pentecost 20, October 10, 2021

Propers, Sermon and Prayers


Pentecost 13, August 22, 2021

Sermon and Prayers


Rockland County Band Concert

in Christ Church's Memorial Gardens


Trinity Sunday, Pentecost 2, May 30, 2021


The Fourth Sunday in Easter, 4/25/21


The Second Sunday in Easter, 4/11/21


Easter Mass in Memorial Gardens, 10 AM


Palm Sunday, 3/28/21


Passion Sunday, Lent V, 3/21/21


Rose Sunday, Lent IV, 3/14/21


The Third Sunday in Lent

March 7, 2021


The Second Sunday in Lent

February 28, 2021


The First Sunday in Lent

February 21, 2021


The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

Feburary 14, 2021



The Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany

February 7, 2021



The Fourth Sunday in Epiphanytide

Janaury 31, 2021


The Third Sunday in Epiphanytide

January 24, 2021


The Second Sunday in Epiphanytide

January 17, 2021


Epiphany Sunday

January 10, 2021


Second Sunday after Christmas, January 3, 2021


First Sunday after Christmas 12/27/2020


Christmas Eve and Christmas Service 2020


Advent 4, December 20, 2020


Advent 3, December  13, 2020




The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost, July 26, 2020


The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost, July 192020


The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost, July 12, 2020


The Fifth Sunday of Pentecost, July 5, 2020

(Independence Day Weekend)


The Fourth Sunday in Pentecost, June 28, 2020


The Third Sunday in Pentecost, June 22, 2020



The Second Sunday after the Pentecost, June 14, 2020


The First Sunday after Pentecost, June 7, 2020


Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020


The Seventh Sunday of Eastertide, May 24th


Sixth Sunday of Eastertide, May 17th


Fifth Sunday in Eastertide, May 10th



Fourth Sunday in Eastertide, May 3rd


Third Sunday In Eastertide, April 26th


Second Sunday in Eastertide, April 19th


Easter Sunday Sermon and Blessing


Palm Sunday Sermon and Blessing


Passion Sunday Sermon


Rose Sunday Sermon






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