News and Past Events

Grounds Clean-up Day 2024

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The sun shone brightly on a recent Sunday morning in Guilford! On June 2, 2024, Board Vice President Anne Montgomery met with members of the Youth Group from St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Brattleboro, for a very successful Clean-up Day on the grounds of Christ Church. Led by parishioner Lydia Taggert of Greenfield, Mass., the Youth… Continue reading

Women of Christ Church Guilford: Two Examples from the Early Days

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In honor of Women’s History Month, here are short biographical sketches of two women associated with Christ Church Guilford about whom we have at least a little information. We celebrate these women in part because their lives have often, sadly, been hidden from our view over the centuries.   Molley (Rice) Gale. Molley/Molly/Mary was a… Continue reading

Seasons greetings!

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Thanks to Andy Burrows for this beautiful digital greeting — enjoy! Happy holidays from the Board of the Christ Church Guilford Society, Inc.  

Summer 2023 Recap – Including a Lightning Strike!

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In January 2023, the Christ Church Guilford Society, Inc., was awarded a $20,000 matching grant by the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation to make necessary repairs to the roof. We were very proud that this is the highest level awarded by VDHP. The repairs are essential in order to make the building safe once again… Continue reading

Outdoor Band Concert a Big Success

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On Thursday evening, June 1, 2023, an enthusiastic crowd gathered on the lawn of Christ Church Guilford to listen to the Brattleboro Union High School Jazz Band wow them with music they had been working on all year. The students and audience expressed deep gratitude to retiring BUHS Band Director, Steve Rice, for his decades… Continue reading

In memoriam: Robert Anderson

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The Christ Church Guilford community offers our deepest sympathy to the family of Robert Anderson, longtime champion of Christ Church.

Two Bishops Griswold

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Former Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Rt. Rev. Frank Griswold, died on March 5, 2023. Frank Tracy Griswold III was related to the Rt. Rev. Alexander Viets Griswold, who was significant to the history of Christ Church Guilford.

Temporary roof repairs completed

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Walker and Company Roofing and Construction, LLC, Brattleboro, has completed several urgent temporary roof repairs at Christ Church to keep certain parts of the building watertight. These projects include the installation of four screens (3 by 8 feet); installation of a six-foot aluminum cap; repair of flashing on the bell tower; and the replacement of… Continue reading

Christ Church Guilford Receives $20,000 Matching Grant for Roof Repairs

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OVER $300,000 IN GRANTS AWARDED TO REHABILITATE VERMONT LANDMARKS AND HISTORIC BUILDINGS Vermont Division for Historic Preservation and Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Announce the 2023 Historic Preservation Grant Awards  Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott, the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation (VDHP) and the Vermont Advisory Council on Historic Preservation announced today the… Continue reading