News Archive

The articles below are selected news highlights. See the Newsletters page for current and past issues of our monthly newsletter The Visitor.

Join us for worship this Sunday, August 14 at 9am in the Chapel, no online streaming

August 14, 2022 – Holy Eucharist Rite II for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
The Rev. Brock Baker, Sabbatical Priest, presiding and preaching

 

WORSHIP UPDATE: SERVICE ON AUGUST 7 WILL BE HELD IN THE CHAPEL AND WILL NOT BE STREAMED ONLINE
Due to the forecasted heat, worship this Sunday, August 7 will be held in the Chapel. The Chapel is not set up to record or stream services, so there will be no live stream this Sunday. Thank you for understanding!

 

We are an inclusive, family-oriented, and multi-generational parish. Find your place at Christ Church and grow in heart, mind and spirit. Summer worship is through September 4. Join us in-person and online for worship and connection on Sundays at 9 a.m. for Holy Eucharist Rite II (Main Sanctuary, Facebook, and our website).  

Join us for worship this Sunday, August 7 at 9am in the Chapel, no online streaming

August 7, 2022 – Holy Eucharist Rite II for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
The Rev. Brock Baker, Sabbatical Priest, presiding and preaching

 

WORSHIP UPDATE: SERVICE ON AUGUST 7 WILL BE HELD IN THE CHAPEL AND WILL NOT BE STREAMED ONLINE
Due to the forecasted heat, worship this Sunday, August 7 will be held in the Chapel. The Chapel is not set up to record or stream services, so there will be no live stream this Sunday. Thank you for understanding!

 

We are an inclusive, family-oriented, and multi-generational parish. Find your place at Christ Church and grow in heart, mind and spirit. Summer worship is through September 4. Join us in-person and online for worship and connection on Sundays at 9 a.m. for Holy Eucharist Rite II (Main Sanctuary, Facebook, and our website).  

July 31, 2022 – Holy Eucharist Rite II for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

July 31, 2022 – Holy Eucharist Rite II for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
The Rev. Brock Baker, Sabbatical Priest, presiding and preaching

 

WORSHIP UPDATE: SERVICE ON JULY 31 WILL BE HELD IN THE CHAPEL AND WILL NOT BE STREAMED ONLINE
Due to the forecasted heat, worship this Sunday, July 31 will be held in the Chapel. The Chapel is not set up to record or stream services, so there will be no live stream this Sunday. Thank you for understanding!

 

We are an inclusive, family-oriented, and multi-generational parish. Find your place at Christ Church and grow in heart, mind and spirit. Summer worship is through September 4. Join us in-person and online for worship and connection on Sundays at 9 a.m. for Holy Eucharist Rite II (Main Sanctuary, Facebook, and our website).  

July 24, 2022 – Holy Eucharist Rite II for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

July 24, 2022 – Holy Eucharist Rite II for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
The Rev. Brock Baker, Sabbatical Priest, presiding and preaching

 

WORSHIP UPDATE: SERVICE ON JULY 24 WILL BE HELD IN THE CHAPEL AND WILL NOT BE STREAMED ONLINE
After discussions with The Rev. Brock Baker, Sabbatical Priest and Dusty Hecker, Warden and in light of the continued heat wave, worship this Sunday, July 24 will be held in the Chapel. The Chapel is not set up to record or stream services, so there will be no live stream this Sunday. We will attempt to record the service and share online next week. Thank you for understanding!

 

We are an inclusive, family-oriented, and multi-generational parish. Find your place at Christ Church and grow in heart, mind and spirit. Summer worship is through September 4. Join us in-person and online for worship and connection on Sundays at 9 a.m. for Holy Eucharist Rite II (Main Sanctuary, Facebook, and our website).  

July 17, 2022 – Holy Eucharist Rite II for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

July 17, 2022 – Holy Eucharist Rite II for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
The Rev. Brock Baker, Sabbatical Priest, presiding and preaching

We are an inclusive, family-oriented, and multi-generational parish. Find your place at Christ Church and grow in heart, mind and spirit. Summer worship is through September 4. Join us in-person and online for worship and connection on Sundays at 9 a.m. for Holy Eucharist Rite II (Main Sanctuary, Facebook, and our website).  

 

July 10, 2022 – Holy Eucharist Rite II for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

July 10, 2022 – Holy Eucharist Rite II for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
The Rev. Brock Baker, Sabbatical Priest, presiding and preaching

We are an inclusive, family-oriented, and multi-generational parish. Find your place at Christ Church and grow in heart, mind and spirit. Summer worship is through September 4. Join us in-person and online for worship and connection on Sundays at 9 a.m.  for the Holy Eucharist Rite II (Main Sanctuary, Facebook, and our website).  

Welcome to the Rev. Brock Baker, our sabbatical priest through August 14

A greeting from The Rev. Brock Baker, our sabbatical priest through August 15.

Hello Everyone!

I was ordained in 2008 and my first parish was in Lake Placid, New York, where I served as rector for three and 1/2 years; after my family and I moved to the Boston area in 2012, I served a number of parishes in the Diocese of MA as a supply priest while following a bi-vocational path. (From November 2020 to June 2021, I was the supply priest at St. Bartholomew’s Cambridge.) Before ordination, I was a long-time member and lay leader at St. Bartholomew’s in New York City where I led programs, served on the vestry, and received my call to the ordained ministry.  A central part of my ministry has been conducting Sunday healing services and workshops on how we can pray for each other one-on-one or in teams. It follows that I am always ready to pray with others for healing, in body, mind, and spirit, and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

My former professional careers were as a literary journalist and trade book editor in London and New York City, although I have done many nonprofessional jobs as well.  My ongoing extra priesthood activity is as a writer of fiction and non-fiction. In recent years I have written an as yet unpublished novel, Film Noir, a Covid diary called “Small Things,” and am currently working on an autobiographical fiction entitled Abroad.

I read (print) books, magazines, and daily newspapers, and in the latter turn to the sports pages first. My favorite spectator sports are “ Premier League” football (soccer) and professional tennis. I used to be a Yankee fan but currently root for the Red Sox.

I have been married for 34 years and have two daughters, both out of the house. My wife, Elizabeth, is a corporate vice president at Morgan Stanley. We live in Arlington. My other interests are art, architecture, and travel. I am also a birdwatcher.

Dear people of Christ Church, Needham, whom I look forward to meeting, may God love you and keep you this day and forever more. Amen.

Our Office is Closed beginning Friday, June 24 and will reopen Wednesday, July 6

CCN’s Covid Respite begins  Friday, June 24. The Church Office will be closed Friday, June 24 through Friday, July 1 and will reopen Wednesday, July 6.
  • Worship on Sundays June 26 and July 3 will be Morning Prayer at 9am with no live stream.
  • The Altar Guild will have those Sundays off.
  • No church meetings are scheduled.
  • Our sabbatical priest Lauren Lukason will be in on Tuesday, June 28 for office hours, and available on her cell phone for pastoral emergencies.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Warden, Dusty Hecker, or Manager of Parish Operations, Ali Heard, with questions.

July 3, 2022: Morning Prayer for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

July 3, 2022: Morning Prayer for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

This service will not be livestreamed. 

 

We are an inclusive, family-oriented, and multi-generational parish. Find your place at Christ Church and grow in heart, mind and spirit. Summer worship begins this Sunday, June 12. Join us in-person and online for worship and connection on Sundays at 9am for the Holy Eucharist Rite II (Main Sanctuary, Facebook, and our website).  

 

June 26, 2022: Morning Prayer for the Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 26, 2022: Morning Prayer for the Third Sunday after Pentecost

This service will not be livestreamed. 

 

We are an inclusive, family-oriented, and multi-generational parish. Find your place at Christ Church and grow in heart, mind and spirit. Summer worship begins this Sunday, June 12. Join us in-person and online for worship and connection on Sundays at 9am for the Holy Eucharist Rite II (Main Sanctuary, Facebook, and our website).