Christ Church on the Common
1820 (organized in 1771)
Episcopal Church - Diocese of Maine
Christ Church on the Common is the oldest Episcopal Church and congregation in the Diocese of Maine. - National Register of Historic Places
It is the oldest known example of ecclesiastical Gothic Revival architecture in New England.
In 2018, first woman ordained priest at Christ Church.
In 2012, a longtime minister of Christ Episcopal Church has been placed on a two-year suspension following a months-long church investigation that found he engaged in sexual misconduct consisting of "inappropriate language and interpersonal boundary violations."
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Christ Church on the Common. (n.d.). History - Christ Church on the Common. [online] Available at: https://christchurchgardiner.org/history/ [Accessed 16 Jul. 2019].
Cooper, M. (2012). Gardiner minister suspended for two years. [online] Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel. Available at: https://www.centralmaine.com/2012/01/24/gardiner-minister-suspended-for-two-years_2012-01-23/ [Accessed 16 Jul. 2019].
Lowell, J. (2018). First woman ordained priest at Christ Church in Gardiner says experience ‘joyful’. [online] Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel. Available at: https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/01/28/first-woman-ordained-priest-at-christ-church-in-gardiner-says-experience-joyful/ [Accessed 16 Jul. 2019].
Craven, J. (2019). The Real American Gothic Is Architecture. [online] ThoughtCo. Available at: https://www.thoughtco.com/victorian-gothic-house-styles-178207 [Accessed 17 Jul. 2019].