Our mission is to be an inclusive Christian community who, by God’s grace, “stands as a beacon of light and hope” in the center of Pensacola.
The original Christ Episcopal Church was built in 1832 on Seville Square overlooking Pensacola Bay. This Norman-Gothic church was badly desecrated by Union Forces during the Civil War who used it as a jail, barracks, a hospital and then toward the end of occupation, as a military chapel.
By 1879 Christ Church had enough funds to renovate and expand the original structure. By the early 1900’s, however, the area around Seville Square had become a slum and parish leadership decided to build a new church in North Hill. Architect John Sutcliffe was hired to design the Spanish Renaissance structure that you see today at 18 West Wright Street. The church was completed in 1903 and consecrated in 1917. (Adapted from History of Christ Church Pensacola, FL by Rev. Dr. B. Madison Currin)
What We Believe
We believe in One God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three natures of the One God are commonly referred to as the Trinity. The word trinity comes from the Latin, tri meaning three and unitas meaning unity. In the Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit coexist together as a perfect and loving family. At Christ Church we strive to imitate this loving family by following the teachings of Christ. In other words, we strive to follow Jesus by putting the love of others first in our daily lives.
After the sermon every Sunday, you’ll notice that we recite a summary of our faith called the Nicene Creed. To gain a better understanding of the creed and what it says about the Trinity, locate a Book of Common Prayer and turn to the “Outline of the Faith” on page 845. Also called the Catechism, this outline serves as commentary on the Nicene Creed. You can find the Book of Common Prayer in the pew at Christ Church or by clicking below.