Christ Episcopal Church

  • 720 Riverside Avenue
  • Adrian, MI 49221
  • 517.263.1162


Where is Christ Church Located?

We are conveniently located next door to Bixby Medical Center at 720 Riverside Avenue in historic Adrian; MI. Christ Church is easily accessible from M 52 and US 223. Please use the map on the right for detailed directions to get to Christ Church, Adrian.

Where do I park?

Parking at Christ Church Adrian is free and it is easy and convenient to park for Sunday services. Our Parking lot is located next to the church. We have plenty of handicapped parking spaces next to the church entrance.

What should I expect when I arrive?

As you enter the church, an usher will greet you and give you a service bulletin prepared for that Sunday. This is your guide to the service. You will note that hymn numbers are listed in the bulletin. The red books in each pew are the hymnals or song books. The bulletin often refers to the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) which is the blue book in the pews. When you are asked to use the BCP, you will be guided to the page number.

Where do I sit?

Please sit where you feel comfortable. You can enter the pews from the center or side aisles. If you are concerned about where to sit, an usher will be happy to help you find a location.

How long will the service last?

Sunday worship service starts at 09:30 AM and usually lasts for an hour.

How To Take Communion?

All baptized Christians are welcome at the Lord’s Table. Come forward to the altar rail as the ushers direct you and take the next available place. You may kneel or stand. Receive the Communion bread from the priest in your open right palm. You may choose to receive the wine directly from the chalice by gently guiding it to your lips as the Eucharistic Minister presents it to you, or you may dip the wafer into the wine. If you choose not to receive the wine, simply cross your arms on your chest after you have received the wafer. You may return to your pew and enter it from the side aisle following your taking of Communion. If it is physically difficult for you to come to the altar rail, please tell an usher and we will bring Communion to you where you are seated.

Receiving a Blessing

If you or your children would like to receive a blessing from the priest at the altar rail, come forward just as you would to receive Communion and cross your arms over your chest. Ask your children to do the same.

Coffee Hour

You are cordially invited to join us following the worship service for coffee, refreshments and fellowship. It’s a great way to meet others and learn about some of our outreach activities. We gather in the parish hall for the coffee hour.

Learning More

Please feel comfortable asking questions and seeking information. Please enter your name and Address in the visitor’s register which is located at the back of the church. One of us will contact you. Of course, we welcome your direct inquiries also.

Getting Involved

We have many opportunities to get involved at Christ Church, and we welcome newcomers as they bring new ideas and fresh perspectives to our activities. Whether your interest is becoming a reader during worship services, participating in one of our community projects, bringing your skills to one of our committees, such as finance or education, signing up for Sunday coffee hours, or singing in the choir, we would love to hear from you.