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Christ Episcopal Church of Kent

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We are an inclusive, vibrant, child-friendly church that offers a modern expression of ancient Christian traditions. Our congregation has been in Kent since 1838, worshipping in the oldest continually used church building in town.  The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Our sanctuary has child-friendly spaces and activities during worship. We're particularly proud of our organ. We're located near Kent State University, just a few blocks from the newly revitalized downtown. The Episcopal welcomes all people.

Worship times

8:00 am
A small group of people celebrate a quiet Holy Communion together.
10:00 am
We celebrate Holy Communion with music from many traditions, then join one another for coffee hour in the parish hall. Children are welcome. We offer a children's message as part of our service.

We are considered a "broad church" with services that are not too high (no smells and bells) but not too low... just right.

Volunteer opportunities

One time opportunities
Ongoing commitment opportunities

Hot meals served offsite with outside ministry partners. Day and evening knitting fellowship/outreach, a quilting group, support for local feeding, mental health, homeless, free household goods ministries. Contact 330-673-4604 for more information.



Arts & Culture

The Knifty Knitters meet Wednesday mornings, the Cultured Purls meet Thursday evenings and the Black Squirrel Piecemakers meet Saturday mornings for laughter, learning and good works. All three groups meet year-round, include both parishioners and community members, and will eagerly teach novices to knit, crochet and quilt. Members decide which outreach organizations receive the money they raise in their yearly sale. They also make many items to give away, such as lap robes for people in need of comfort and quilts for hospitalized children.


Meal Programs

Jesus put a lot of emphasis on feeding hungry people and so do we. Our volunteers:

  • -Collect food (and, while we are at it, cleaning supplies, personal care products, blankets, school supplies and Christmas toys) for Kent Social Services
  • -Partner with Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church to provide hot meals at their Saturday program


Donation Coordination/Distribution

The Phyllis Zumkher County Clothing Center was named in honor of our late member, Phyllis Zumkher, and is run by our ministry partner Family and Community Services, Inc. The Center distributes gently used clothing and household goods at no charge to anyone in need in Portage County.

Our volunteers:

  • -Collect, sort and display donated items
  • -Assist clients with finding what they need
  • -Staff special events, like assisting kids with picking out outfits from the Halloween costume room in October


Shelter and Housing

Throughout the year we collect and donate items for The Miller Community House, which provides emergency shelter and supportive services to men, women and children experiencing a housing crisis. Each holiday season we provide gifts for the residents at the Miller House.

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118 S Mantua St
Kent, OH 44240-3437
United States



The Rev. Mary L. Staley - Interim, Laura Rogers and Terri Wallis - Office Staff

Organized groups

Adult faith formation
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)/Narcotics Anonymous/Twelve Step
Eucharistic Ministers/Visitors

Other community groups

Venture Crew 2257