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Christ Episcopal Church of Kent

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We are a dynamic, diverse community of people who come together to seek to know Christ, care for one another, and serve others locally and around the world. Our congregation has been in Kent since 1838, worshiping in the oldest continually used building in town. We're located near Kent State University, just a few blocks from downtown. Our doors are open to all. At Christ Church, we celebrate each other’s differences and unique experiences, nurturing kindness, respect and acceptance.

Our liturgical style may most closely be described as broad church.  Our clergy often wear our beautiful chasubles. We use a range of liturgical practices. Both of our Sunday Eucharist services follow Rite II.  We value lay participation in worship including licensed lay preachers, eucharistic ministers, lectors, intercessors, and acolytes.

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, then join one another for coffee hour in the parish hall. Children are always welcome! Sunday school is offered every other week, and a special message for the children is incorporated into each service on the other weeks. If parents need quiet time with children, we have a nursery or library where they can relax. We are considered a "broad church"

Volunteer opportunities

One time opportunities
Ongoing commitment opportunities

Hot meals served at a partner church, knitting fellowship and outreach, quilting group for Project Linus, support for mental health, homeless, household goods ministries.



Arts & Culture

The Knifty Knitters, Cultured Purls, and the Black Squirrel Piecemakers meet every week for laughter, learning, and good works. All three groups meet year-round, including both parishioners and community members, and will eagerly teach novices to knit, crochet, and quilt. Members decide which programs receive the money they raise in their yearly sales. The groups 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 cook and serve 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.

To support those with mental illness, each holiday season we organize an outreach collection for group home residents at Coleman Health Services, providing gift cards. 

News about Christ Episcopal Church of Kent

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



The Rev. Mary L. Staley


Organized groups

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

Other community groups

We sponsor Venture Crew 2257