Since it was first organized in 1871 as California Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Christ Church’s history has been linked with Denver’s history. Two moves later, they built the sanctuary at 7th and Colorado in 1927 when Colorado Boulevard was a dirt road with one lane. The education building was built in the late 1950s, with several remodels over the years.
Social justice has been a cornerstone of this community of faith. Welcoming the Black Panthers to discuss race relations in the 1960’s. Hosting Latino/a immigrant workers in the 1970’s. Partnering with Russian immigrants in the 1980’s. We've spent the last 20 years focusing on inclusivity as a call from the gospel of Jesus Christ, specifically with the LGBTQ community.
Over the years, Christ Church has been identified with a liberal theological tradition and is closely associated with the Iliff School of Theology.