Margo Mayer

It is with great sadness and heaviness of heart that we announce the passing of our beloved congregation member, Margo Mayer. Margo was called home at the age of 91, on Saturday, May 11th. A longtime member of St. John’s, and then Christ Church Bay Ridge, Margo is survived by her husband of 64 years, Rudy, along with her children and grandchildren. Please keep Margo and her family in your prayers. We will announce funeral arrangements once they become available.

Margo and her husband, Rudy, flower the cross this past Easter Sunday

New Events at Christ Church

Monday Night Yoga at 7:30pm on Mondays in the Upper Hall. $5-10 suggested donation. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Christ Church Crafters at 7:30pm on Thursday in the Upper Hall. Free decaf and coffee. Bring whatever snacks you’d like. Work on any craft you’re interested in: knitting, crochet, quilting, cross-stitch, and so on.

Holy Week Schedule 2019

Maundy Thursday April 18, 7:30 pm…………….………… Liturgy

Good Friday April 19, 7:30 pm………………………………..… Liturgy

Easter Vigil Saturday 20, 7:30 pm…………………,.……… Liturgy

Easter Sunday April 21, 10:30 am…………………………… Easter Liturgy

It is a tradition at Christ Church to bring flowers to “flower the Cross”.

2018 Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday March 29, 7:30 pm…………….………….Liturgy

Good Friday March 30, 12 noon and 7:30 pm……………..Liturgy

Easter Vigil March 31, 8:00 pm…………………………………… Liturgy

Sunday April 1, 10:30 am……………………………………….Easter Liturgy

It is a tradition at Christ Church to bring flowers to “flower the Cross”.



A Christmas Carol

christmas carol

The M Center for the Arts inaugurates the Bay Ridge Vocal Academy with a rare retelling of A Christmas Carol – based on the 1938 radio play presented by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater On-the-Air. 

This rendition will be set when it first was presented – in 1938 – complete with period costumes and special sound effects.

This holiday presentation is a benefit for Christ Church and proceeds go to the Church. Refreshments will be served.

Tickets are $20 ($10 for seniors and children under 12).,com for further information or reservations. 

Bay Ridge Concert Series



Josefina Urraca is a Spanish pianist based in New York.
Having the passion and curiosity beyond music, in 2011 Josefina joined the multidisciplinary music group CreArtBox. Incorporating different elements of art, they present their music combined with visual displays of film, acting, and dance. CreArtBox has been awarded with the Audience Prize and Second Place at the SMA Chamber Music Competition in 2015, and the Queens Council of the Arts scholarship in 2016.

She has participated and performed in piano and chamber music festivals in Italy, Austria,France, England, Germany, United States and Spain. guillermo-laportaIn 2015, She partnered with flutist, Guillermo Laporta, in their Steinway Concert Hall debut to introduce their newly established ensemble, du:oh.

Josefina was first introduced to music by her mother, and has had opportunities to study with many renowned musicians such as Dimitri Bashkirov at Reina Sofía School of Music, Guigla Katsarava at École Normale de Musique de Paris, Josep Maria Colom at Alcalá de Henares University, Patrín García-Barredo, Claudio Martínez-Mehner and Kennedy Moretti at Castilla y León Conservatory and Eva Gigosos at Palencia Conservatory. In 2014, Josefina Urraca received her Master’s Degree in classical piano performance at Manhattan School of Music under Dr. Marc Silverman.

As a soloist, Josefina has been awarded in competitions such as International Piano Competition Ciudad de Carlet, National Piano Competition Rotary club, National Piano Competition Ciudad de Linares: Marisa Montiel and National Piano Competition Veguellina de Órbigo. Aside from competitions, Josefina is also recognized as a frequent scholarship recipient. Among the grants are the Caja Madrid Foundation Scholarship, Manhattan School of Music Scholarship, Albéniz Foundation Scholarship, Luís Galvé Foundation Scholarship and Promete Foundation Scholarship.

Josefina has participated in masterclass conducted by Maria Joao Pires, Ferenc Rados, Rita Wagner, Julian Martin, Lisa Yui, Joaquín Achúcarro, Pavel Gililov, Jose Ramón Méndez, Matti Raekallio, Frank Wibaut, Jeffrey Swann, Alexander Kandelaki, Nino Kereselidze, Miguel Angel Ortega, Antonio Baciero and Manuel Carra.

November 2017 is a BUSY month!

Thursday November 2 –All Souls Day: The weekly healing service will be moved to Thursday 11/2 at 6:00 pm. There will be no healing service on Wednesday that week. The following week the healing service will resume on the regular day.


Saturday November 4th – The Annual Winter Bazaar:
11:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Parish Hall.


Because it is also NYC Marathon Weekend, there will be no services on Sunday, November 5th when the marathon passes through the neighborhood. Services will be held on Saturday evening, November 4 at 5:30 pm. 
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Saturday November 18 – is the Annual
Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner. This year there will also be a music concert in conjunction with the dinner.
Dinner will be at 6pm, with a requested donation price of $20/adults, $10/children under 12. RSVP is requested.
The music Bay Ridge Concert Series (free to all) will be held in the sanctuary at 7pm, with coffee and pie following.
Book Club: The next book is The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout.  A meeting date will be determined once the books have arrived and been distributed.