St. Christopher's by the River 

Episcopal Church

7601 Old Mill Road, P.O. Box 519, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040

Seeing Christ in Everyone. Knowing Christ in Everything. Doing all in Christ.

Welcome to St. Christopher's

Church in winter

Welcome to St. Christopher’s by-the-River website. May you, as well as we, continue in the embrace of the Holy Spirit.

If you are new to us, or to the area, or to the Church in general, welcome. This should give you information about us, and should help answer questions as you get ready to visit or contact us.

Our members live all around the East suburbs of Cleveland, especially throughout the Chagrin Valley. While we are blessed with the heritage of a gracious building in a beautiful setting, we know our call is to worship and serve God in Jesus Christ. We do that in our 8:00 and 10:15 services each Sunday. We also do it in our numerous faith development and fellowship activities. We reach into the world through our semi-annual Bargain Box sale, through our Sunday School projects and Women’s Guild, our partnerships around the area.

Our long time Rector has recently assumed a wonderful new position at the Bexley Seabury Theological Federation and our parish is therefore in an exciting and challenging time of transition. Our Vestry and Search Committee are working closely with the Bishop of Ohio and Diocesan resources to retain our next Rector. This presents all of us, members as well as those looking for a new spiritual home, an opportunity the shape the coming future years of St. Christopher's service to God and our community. Join us in our journey. 

We look forward to getting to know you.

Faithfully yours in Christ,

John R. Kramer, M.D., Senior Warden

7601 Old Mill Road, P.O. Box 519, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040

Telephone: 440-423-4451

Email: st.chris@stratos.net

Please download a copy of our welcoming brochure here. It contains details about our church, our mission, our worship services and our programs.      (284 KB pdf file)

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