Historic Christ Church in Old Town Alexandria celebrated the new ministry of its 28th rector, the Rev. Noelle York-Simmons, at a special installation service Nov. 19. She is the first female rector in the church’s 243-year history. From left are the Rev. Heather Van Deventer, Associate Rector at Christ Church; Bishop Shannon Johnston of the Diocese of Virginia; the Rev. Noelle York-Simmons, Rector of Christ Church; the Rev. Ann Gillespie, Senior Rector at Christ Church.
Photo by Anne Shine