WHERE TO STAY?


Atherston Hall
 
804.758.2809
 
250 Prince George Street
Urbanna,  VA 
Distance: 10 minutes


Hampton Inn - Gloucester
 
800.426.7866
Distance: 25 minutes
 

The Hope and Glory Inn
 
800.497.8228
Distance: 20 minutes
 
 

Kilmarnock Inn
 
804.435.0034
 
34 East Church Street
Kilmarnock,  VA 
Distance: 20 minutes
 

The Tides Inn
 
804.438.5000
Distance: 20 minutes

 
Dockside Inn
 
804.776.1021

Mention Christchurch School for a special rate

70 Dockside Dr. Deltaville, VA 23043
Distance: 15 minutes

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Best Western – Kilmarnock 
 
804.436-1500

599 N. Main St Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Distance: 20 minutes

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In 1921, the bell rang for the first time at Christchurch school. Over the past 100 years, Christchurch has developed from “the only country school for boys on Virginia’s salt water” to being a coed international school that seeks to inspire and guide each student’s unique journey to becoming successful, compassionate, and engaged global citizens. Over the last century, Christchurch has set the course for thousands of Seahorses, including two Pulitzer Prize winning authors, William Styron ’42 and Lewis B. Puller Jr. ’63, as well as a Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient, Dr. William Easterling ’72. More recently, this also includes our 2019 national championship sailing team. This is to name only a short list of the many fruits of the last 100 years.
 
As an Episcopal church school, our values and our identity are of paramount importance. With this in mind, Christchurch also celebrates our former leaders and other exemplars of True Blue values and grace that have helped us arrive here in 2020. These individuals include, to name only a few, Bishop William Cabell Brown (founder of Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia), Heads of School Robert M. Yarbrough Jr. (1957—1971) and The Reverend Robert S. Phipps Jr. (1984—1994), Dan Nolan (Ass’t Head of School, Lacrosse Coach, Teacher, Advisor), and Mrs. Gracejean Hennigar (Founder of Learning Skills Program). 
 
It's true, Christchurch and its alumni family of Seahorses around the world have much to give thanks for and to celebrate as we look towards the school's next century! We hope you will join us on campus on October 2 - 4, 2020 to mark this momentous occasion as one big orange and blue family. 

Wesley M. Charlton '01, JD
Director of Advancement


JOIN US FOR THESE CELEBRATION EVENTS!

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  • Golf Classic

    Whether you play for fun or like being competitive, the Christchurch School Centennial Golf Classic. Everyone is invited to join us for a fabulous day of golf and celebration of the Christchurch Centennial.
    $125 per player includes lunch and dinner
    Registration Deadline September 15, 2020
     
     
    11:30 – Check – In / Boxed Lunch Pick – up 
    12:30 – Putting Contest- Practice Green – Tickets are $10
    12:45 – Call to the Carts
    1:00 Shot Gun Start 
    Awards Dinner to Follow Play
     
    Mulligans will be for sale at registration with a limit 2 per player $5.00 each
     
    Golf Classic Information
    Format – Caption’s Choice – 4 person
    Awards – Two Flights, Alumni Champion
    Men – White Tees
    Woman – Red Tees
    Seniors – (70 and above)
     
    Golf Prizes
    Closest to the Pin
    Longest Drive 
    Hole In One 
    *Tee off only from designated box to be eligible
     
  • A Century of Song

    Music has always been a part of Episcopal faith and practice. Time honored hymns, service music, and more recently World/Cultural music have found a place in the tradition of churches and schools. As Christchurch School celebrates one hundred years of education and service, the CCS choir, Cantorion, will be joined by Faculty Members in a lively concert of music from the past 100 years. Choral, vocal, and instrumental selections will celebrate the very best of who we are and what we do to instill a love of music and the arts in our community and the lives of our students.
  • Program Fair

    During the weekend, Faculty and Students will be welcoming you to learn more about some of the exciting new and continuing programs at Christchurch in 2020!  We will be featuring displays of Robotics; Global Education; Immersion Trips; Adventure Trips; Instrumental Music; Special Foreign Language Offerings; Aquaculture; Fine Arts; Athletics; Science; Senior Projects; Chapel and Acolytes and more.  This Program Fair will be open from 10:30am to 12:30pm on Saturday Oct 3. Come to the Fair and learn about The Christchurch of NOW!  Special gifts and treats will be offered at many of the displays. (or If you have your passport stamped at every display, you will be entered into a drawing for a Centennial Sweatshirt.
     
  • Taste of the River Dinner - Feature Event

    This evening will be sure to remind you of all of your river favorites. We will feature several types of oysters including those grown right here at our waterfront by our students.  Students will be on hand to help with roasting and serving oysters.  We will also have them available raw with World Champion Oyster Shucker and former Christchurch School employee Debra Pratt. Byrd Seafood will feature fried oyster tacos too!  Don’t worry if oysters are not your thing, we will also have a wide variety of other items to suit everyone’s plait.  We will also serve beer and wine, with a little music for everyone to unwind and celebrate 100 years of Christchurch
  • Centennial Church Service

    Join us for a service with the Bishop presiding in St. Peter's Chapel. 
  • Joe Cameron Brunch

    For 45 years Joe Cameron ran the school’s kitchen keeping Christchurch Students well fed and happy. His meals are legendary. Anywhere there’s a gathering of Christchurch School Alumni, there are sure to be stories of Joe Cameron. As we celebrate our Centennial we honor Mr. Christchurch and will serve some of his famous dishes.
     
    Brunch Menu
    Fried Chicken
    Soft Shell Crabs
    Potato Salad
    Alumni Rolls
    Waffle and Omelet Stations
    Additional Breakfast Items 
     

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION FAQs


Where to go when you arrive on Campus:
Once you arrive on campus please stop by our Centennial Celebration Weekend check in tent.  Here you will get the weekend program, your event tickets, name tags and other centennial goodies! The tent will be located outside of Yarbrough Gym
 
What to Wear:  
Please dress for the weather, all events are casual.  Please feel free to wear any special Christchurch School gear that you might have.
 
Tickets and Registering for events:
We want this weekend to fun for everyone and have worked hard on a schedule that offers something for all! We are expecting record-breaking attendance for this event. In order to plan accordingly, advance registration is required.  We have tried to simply the ticket process as much as we can, one price for the whole weekend.  This gives you access to all events.  Then you can pick and choose what you would like to attend. Some events do no require a ticket, please not on the schedule events with an * require an advance purchased ticket.  Tickets for the Centennial Celebration will be on sale April 1 until September 15, 2020.
 
Lost and Found:
Located at the Check-In tent
 
Things of Note:
The residential dormitories will not be open to guest during this weekend.  No guests are permitted to enter the dorms.  During the weekend, school will be in session, the dorms are our student’s home and we ask that you please respect their privacy. 
 
You must be 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages. 

LOOK WHO'S COMING TO CELEBRATE!

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Ashley
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Jess
Jennifer

Christchurch School

49 Seahorse Lane,
Christchurch, Virginia 23031
804.758.2306