Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

A Message from the Rector: Staff Transitions

Dear ones,

For the past seven years, I have had the privilege of working with Jill Bednas. Jill first joined the staff as our youth minister, and she and I worked closely together to plan and lead a

A Simple Rule Of Life: Learn Constantly

I recently mentioned a simple 5-part Rule of Life in a sermon (which you can watch here). Several people emailed me asking for the list again, so I thought I’d offer a

How the Light Gets In

By Claire Danaher

When Pastor Manisha asked me in mid-October to build something for the All Saint’s service, I said “Absolutely!” without knowing any of the details. That’s what you do when Pastor Manisha calls: you say “Yes.”  “What do

A Simple Rule of Life: Worship Weekly

A Simple Rule of Life – #2 Worship Weekly

In a recent sermon (which you can watch here) I mentioned a simple Rule of Life that I was introduced to when I first started attending the

Maurice Duruflé: Knitting Old and New

All Souls Requiem 2021

Maurice Duruflé: Knitting Old and New

By The Rev. William J. Danaher and Christopher Wells

On All Souls’ Day, we remember all the souls of the faithful departed with

A Simple Rule of Life: Pray Daily

A Simple Rule of Life – #1 Pray Daily

This past Sunday I mentioned in my sermon (which you can watch here) a simple Rule of Life that I was introduced to when I first started attending the Episcopal

“The Word Made Flesh”: Our Gift to You, God’s Gift to the World

By Allison Berger, Communications and Operations Associate

Christ Church Cranbrook has always been known for its beautiful Gothic architecture and the variety of brilliant artworks housed within. When constructing the church, George Booth hired many artists in hopes that their

The Difference A Backpack Can Make

Christ Church Cranbrook gave 100 backpacks to Community Housing Network in Troy!

Here is what they said:
“Community Housing Network cannot thank you all enough for the difference you’ve made in the lives of these children and families! With everything going

Special Project Committee: Campus Renovation Update September 2021

Construction Progress To Date:

During our Kick-off weekend, Father Bill gave tours of our construction progress to date. To watch the tour, click the video below. It was so exciting to be able to enter into the construction area

Hope Warming Shelter Update

Early this year, we asked you to help us get new windows for Hope Warming Shelter in Pontiac. The window insulation was infested with bedbugs and the windows were terribly drafty.  You responded with joy and helped us give