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. 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 historic church. St Mary Anne’s, though, is more than a historic 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.
COVID 19 Protocols: Our parish is following worship guidelines established by the Episcopal Diocese of Easton’s COVID-19 Taskforce to keep our worshippers safe during this pandemic.
- Masks and social distancing are required during worship and church activities
- Prayer books and hymnals are not in the pews; a disposable service bulletin is used
- The Eucharist is bread only with no chalice sharing at this time.
- Singing is not allowed without a mask. We encourage participation in our Virtual Choir at this time.
Beyond these requirements, we made a critical modification and installed a HVAC air filtration system that removes 99% of all viruses, mold, bacteria and allergens from the air. We also use an electrostatic sprayer to sanitize the pew and altar areas at the conclusion of each service. Hand sanitizers are available in two visible locations.
Be assured, we pray you, the well-being of our community, and a swift end to this pandemic.