Christ Church Durham Parish has had a presence in the Nanjemoy community since 1661. The history of the church reflects our caring and compassionate love for local neighbors. For over 350 years we have been a holy site where people can come to worship God and receive pastoral care.

Through our outreach we provide assistance to our local neighbors such as food and sometimes clothing and toys from our Joe’s Place Food Pantry. Fresh, clean water is always available from our well.

In addition, we partner with local organizations to help provide meals for families at the local elementary school, and volunteer our time and resources wherever we can. Below are some of the things we have been up to!

Charles County Literacy Council

The Literacy Council holds Adult Literacy Training occasionally at Durham Parish. Trained Tutors from within the Parish are able to meet with their students in the Parish Hall. Information regarding upcoming training sessions will be posted on this website.

We got a nice thank-you note from the Charles County Literacy Council after the Spelling Bee:

We would like to express our deepest gratitude and appreciation to you and Durham Parish for your continued support and sponsorship to the Literacy Council. 

We most certainly feel honor of Durham Parish’s donation to the Charles County Literacy Council.  The donation will go towards the support of the sustainability of our program. It has helped tremendously towards our efforts in making a difference in adult literacy in the community – to individuals who seek our services in helping them to read to fill out applications, to be able to perform their jobs better, to be able to read to their children and to build that confidence that they can do this – learn or improve their reading.

We are pleased to let you know that the Bee made over $6,000, and you and Durham Parish were a great part of it!!  

Thank you again for the support and caring of CCLC, its mission and serving our adult learners.  It is so valued.

Alcoholics Anonymous – End of the World Group

  • Meeting Information: Weekly on Sunday Evening at 7pm in the Parish Hall (upstairs)

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

“Little Rascals” 4H Club

  • Meeting Information: The 3rd Monday of the month, October – May from 7pm-8pm

Who We Are

4H has always been an important part of Southern Maryland activities for youth.

Our club focuses on demonstrations done by the members and a monthly activity. We also have a yearly swim party in July and a yearly hayride in the fall for our club. In addition, we discuss and participate in events sponsored by the Charles County 4-H. Some of our members have participated in state and national competitions as well.

What is 4-H?

4-H provides learn-by-doing educational opportunities for youth that will enable them to become the leaders of tomorrow. 4-H is the youth arm of the University of Maryland Extension, a joint venture with U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Charles County government. 4-H is in every state, D.C. and in military bases around the world.

4-H At A Glance

  • 4-H Emblem: The H’s on each leaf stand for the words: Head, Heart, Hands and Health
  • 4-H Colors: Green and White
  • 4-H Slogan: “Learn by Doing”
  • 4-H Motto: “To Make the Best Better”

Members, ages 5-18, participate in fun, hands-on learning activities supported by the latest research of land-grant universities that are focused on three areas: healthy living, citizenship, and science.

Who Can Join?

Girls and boys ages 8-18, or Clover member ages 5-7. Clovers are non-competitive. 4-H enrollment year is January thru December.

How Do I Join?

If you would like to contact a local member of the Little Rascals 4H Club, please contact Barbara Macri at or email Donna Mohler at or call her at 301-934-5403.

Mt Hope/ Nanjemoy School

We supportive families of our local elementary school, Mt Hope / Nanjemoy, in a variety of ways. Our Daughters of the King chapter provides weekly backpacks of food for children to take home, and the whole parish pitches in to provide meals and gifts for Christmas and Easter.

We got a nice thank-you from the school for our Christmas gifts. It’s a booklet, and you can see it here.