About Us

In 1786, following early missionary work, a congregation was gathered for worship. A document was drafted by the group marking the formation of Christ Church, which was formally recognized by the Diocese of New York on June 27, 1787.

The original church was erected between 1787 and 1791 in Ballston Center. This church was taken down and rebuilt on Front Street in Ballston Spa, a major tourist center because of the reputed benefits of the mineral springs. It was consecrated August 11, 1818. Soon Christ Church began to outgrow its building. In 1835 the present location was purchased to build a new church. After construction of the Rectory, the beautiful gothic structure was constructed that is now our church home. Its corner stone was laid on October 5, 1860, with work completed in March 1862.

This English Gothic style church, completed in 1862, was designed by architect Richard Upjohn & Co., NYC, and features a tall spire, exquisite rose window and side buttresses. The Federal style Field House, c. early 1800's, and formerly known as "Peacock House" was renamed for Rev. Robert Field, pastor for 22 years.

Our Outreach Center, a New York State Armory until purchased by Christ Church in 1873, is across the street. This building served for over a hundred years as the Sunday School and meeting house, hosting church dinners and other church gatherings. It now houses Noah's Attic, which is staffed by volunteers.

For more on the early history of Christ Church, please check out the book "Christ Church Ballston Spa, N.Y.: The Story of a Parish" written by William A. Andrews, available to read for free online by clicking here.

Rector

Father Derik Justin Roy Jr.

 

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 9am - 3pm

 

2015 Leadership

Senior Warden: Danielle Bailey

Junior Warden: Andrew Cook


Vestry

Mike Drindak,  Rachael Norsworthy, Theresa Polson, Michelle Mattice, Ann Wait,

Laura Face, Bruce Uhlinger, Joyce Luger, and Susan Olszewski 

Staff

  • Jeanne Speer, Administrative Assistant
  • Kristin McCabe, Music Director, Organist, Choir Director
  • Wanda Closson, Noah's Attic Director
  • Tim Iannon, Sexton