Traditions, a sense of history and most important, faith in God, can give us a sense of comfort and stability—especially in a world that appears to be less stable each and every day.
At St Mary Anne’s Episcopal Church, we are proud of our traditions and history as one of the oldest Episcopal parishes on the Eastern Shore. The beauty of St Mary Anne’s Church surrounds us as we hear the comforting and reassuring words of the Gospel of Jesus Christ preached from our pulpit. Traditional hymns that have touched the hearts of our forefathers, such as “Amazing Grace” and “Blessed Assurance”, are sung with heartfelt emotion from the parishioners. Our liturgy, from The Book of Common Prayer, is a sacred gift of prayer and worship to God, and grounds us in our faith.
We firmly believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a message of hope and comfort for all—a message that is essential and relevant for our modern and chaotic lives. We also derive comfort from traditional worship in a historical church. St Mary Anne’s, though, is more than a historical building–it is filled with people who will learn your name and care about you—and the community. Our faith, traditions, and people can give you the comfort and stability you desire.
Start a new tradition with your family, and join us! All are welcome!
Sunday Services: 8:00AM Rite I; 10:30 Rite II with Choir
Wednesday Service: 10:00AM Healing Service and Eucharist
This service is a Public Service of Healing and includes a Eucharist. Anointing (also known as unction) with oil is seen as a sacramental act seeking strength for the whole person of faith, in trust in God, and for restoration of health; not merely physical health, but emotional, relational and societal as well. We hope that this service will be of benefit to our parish and community.
St. Francis Day and our Annual Blessing of the Animals!
Next Sunday, October 2nd, we will hold our two services outside in the church yard for the Annual Blessing of the Animals! Bring your pets for a special blessing at our 8:00AM or 10:30AM Services!