Our Facilities and Grounds

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Accessibility
There are stairs (but no ramp) at the Grosse Pointe Boulevard entrance to the church.  An elevator, which provides access to all levels of the church complex, is located just inside the lobby doors, located at the east end of the parking lot.  If you know in advance that you are coming for a worship service, concert, recital or any other activity, and you need any assistance whatsoever, do not hesitate to let us know so that we can be sure to meet you at the lobby entrance.


Church Nave
Church nave comprises the main body of the church proper.  With seating for approximately 400, the nave provides a magnificant backdrop for our principal services throughout the year.  Surrounding the nave are eight beautiful windows originally designed by Willett Studio Stained Glass of Philadelphia.  Together the nave windows depict the story of Jesus, beginning with the Annunciation to Mary and concluding with the New Commandment.


Saint Margaret’s Chapel
With seating for 14, Saint Margaret's Chapel serves as an intimate side chapel to the Christ Church nave and provides the backdrop for our daily recitation of Morning and Evening Prayer.  The two stained glass windows that adorn Saint Margaret's Chapel were designed by Willett Studio of Philadelphia and retell the two-fold story of Passion of Our Lord and the Resurrection of Christ.


Undercroft
The undercroft, literally located beneath the church (from whence its name comes), serves as the primary gathering place for the community of Christ Church.  With a seating capacity of 100, and standing room for over 200, the Undercroft is home to our community dinners during Wednesdays at Christ Church, as well as our annual Christmas Party and other parish wide events.


Miller Hall
Miller Hall is named in memory of Sidney Miller, a founding member of Christ Church and provides an intimate gathering place for families and small groups.  With comfortable seating for 20, an attached kitchen and restroom, Miller Hall is used for everything from day-long retreats to evening classes and receptions. 


Education Wing and Lower Level
Completed in 2000, the Education wing provides classroom space for our Chilren, Youth, and Adults, as well as meeting space for ministries of all types.  The first floor is dedicated to care for our youngest members through the Christ Church Parents' Day Out program, the Christ Church Nursery, and the Co-op Nursery at Christ Church.  The second floor is used on Sundays for our Children's program and throughout the week for ministry meetings and planning.  The Lower Level is the primary meeting place for the Christ Church who meet there for formation classes, fellowship activities, and the weekly Pizza Lunch offered to students for Grosse Pointe South (High School).


Columbarium and Rose Garden
Originally conceived in 1957 and completed in 1966, the Christ Church Columbariam became the first columbarium in our area. It is a stone wall of niches for the interment of an urn of ashes.  It has had four additions and now contains 530 single niches and 382 double niches. The niches are located in the area of the Virginia Brush Ford Memorial Rose Garden. The area has eleven memorial gifts gracing the space. Purchase of these niches is a privilege of membership and limited to current members of the parish.


The Virginia Brush Ford Memorial Rose Garden
Located on the east side of the church next to the Cloister, The Virginia Brush Ford Memorial Rose Garden was given by members of Mrs. Ford’s family and many of her friends in 1965.  The garden is a replica of the garden at her home which she so dearly loved.  It is centered by “Happy Landings”, a bronze sculpture by Yan MacLeod, donated in memory of Marian Chapin Higbie. The memorial gift for the rose garden also included a fund for the perpetual maintenance of this beautiful garden.


French Garden
The newest garden of Christ Church, the French Garden was completed in 2000 as part of the church expansion.  Given in memory of Katherine Baker French and John Henry French, Jr., the French Garden provides a quiet space for contemplation and reflection.


Rental Space / Reserve a room
If you are interested in renting/reserving a room for an event or gathering please contact MaryAnn DeAngelo at 313-885-4841, ext. 107.