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Our Parish

Easter 2014We are a range of ages, from young children to retirees brought together by our desire to live as Christians. As Episcopalians, we are guided in our worship by the Book of Common Prayer. As Christians, we seek to deepen our connection with God through discipleship recognizing that we are all at different point in that journey.

We invite you to join us wherever you are.

 

A Brief History

1973

1973

The population of Arvada was about 5,000 when Christ the King was founded in 1956. Our first services were held in a local school and later at the Grange Hall, presently the Festival Playhouse in Old Town Arvada. We were organized as a mission and named The Chapel of Christ the King. Land was purchased at our current address in 1956, and a Quonset hut on the property was used for weekday services and a summer vacation church school.

Ground breaking  for the new church building and parish hall was in February 1960, and the building was dedicated the following September. We were granted parish status in May of 1962 as The Church of Christ the King (Episcopal).

The building has grown and changed as has the city we serve. In 1964 a nursery and office were added to the lower level of the building. The parish was remodeled in 1992 to enclose the kitchen and create three new rooms. A building campaign in 1999 enabled us to build our current narthex and worship space and remodel the original worship space into classrooms. The building and worship space we enjoy today was dedicated in 2002.