Who We Are
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church is located in the northwestern corner of the semi-tropical state of Louisiana at 401 South Washington Avenue, Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana 71052. Our normal climate allows such sports as golf, tennis, hunting and fishing all year round. Snow in Louisiana is somewhat of a celebration. Typically school is out, there’s hot chocolate and streaming bowls of soup or chili for lunch and the world takes on a “fairyland” appearance. Fortunately, it seldom lasts more than a few days until the sun is back out again and our normal activities resume.
While maintaining all things traditionally Episcopalian, Christ Memorial is an informal, interactive and committed group of parishioners involved in numerous ministries, outreach and Christian education activities. Our greatest strengths lie in our friendly, family-oriented congregation. While the majority of our members have been confirmed Episcopalians attending Christ Memorial for over 10 years, many came into our membership from another denomination.
Worship is central to the spiritual core at Christ Memorial. We enjoy both Rite I and Rite II services as set forth in the Book of Common Prayer with a preference for a solemn High Church format which includes use of incense, the Sanctus Bell, passing the Peace and lay participation. We also enjoy Morning Prayer services, and many covet the Sunday 8:00 a.m. Eucharist in St. Anne’s Chapel without music. Others prefer the 10:30 a.m. service in the main Sanctuary where music abounds.
Our parishioners place strong importance on Christian education for all age groups with emphasis upon the Bible and studies of Episcopal history and tradition. We aspire to find new innovative ways to attract newcomers and draw more youth into our programs; we aspire to become more active in our community outreach efforts. We seek leadership that can guide us in these aspirations.