List of the original 30 Anglican parishes in the Province of Maryland

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In 1692, the Church of England, also known as the Anglican Church, became the established church of the Province of Maryland through an Act of the General Assembly. Ten counties had been established in the colony, and those counties were divided into 30 parishes.[1] After the American Revolutionary War, they became part of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, which split off the Episcopal Diocese of Easton in 1868 and the Episcopal Diocese of Washington in 1895

The following is a sortable List of the original 30 Anglican parishes in the Province of Maryland.[2]

Current church name Image 1692 parish name Location County, etc. Predates 1692? Current status NRHP Description Website
01. All Faith Church, Charlotte Hall All Faith Church Jul 09.JPG All Faiths Mechanicsville
38885 New Market Turner Rd.
MD 6
St. Mary's Yes, 1655 Active parish Yes In Calvert County until 1695; now in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington [1]
02. All Hallows Church, South River All Hallows Church Jul 09.JPG All Hallows' or South River Edgewater
3604 Solomon's Island Road
MD 2
Anne Arundel Yes Active parish Yes [2]
03. All Hallows, Snow Hill All Hallows Episcopal Church, Snow Hill, Maryland.jpg Snow Hill Snow Hill
109 West Market St.
Worcester No Active parish Yes In Somerset County until 1742; now in Episcopal Diocese of Easton [3]
04. All Saint's, Sunderland All Saints Front Dec 08.JPG All Saints' Sunderland
100 Lower Marlboro Road
Calvert No Active parish Yes [4]
05.Christ Church, Cambridge Choptank parish.jpg Great Choptank Cambridge
601 Church St.
Dorchester No Active parish Yes now in Episcopal Diocese of Easton [5]
06. Christ Church, Chaptico Christ Episcopal Church Jul 09.JPG King and Queen Chaptico
25390 Maddox Rd, MD 238
St. Mary's Yes, 1640 Active parish Yes now in Episcopal Diocese of Washington [6]
07.Christ Church, Easton Christ church easton.jpg St. Peter's Easton
111 South Harrison St.
Talbot Yes Active parish No now in Episcopal Diocese of Easton [7]
08. Christ Church, Kent Island Stevensville, Maryland (08-2007) 8.jpg Christ Church, Kent Island Stevensville
1880 church:
117 East Main St.
1996 church:
830 Romancoke Road
Queen Anne's Yes, 1631 Active parish Yes* *1880 church is on NRHP. Parish planted from Virginia; now in Episcopal Diocese of Easton [8]
09. Christ Church, La Plata
Charles County, Maryland. Churches are important in the community life of Charles County people. In . . . - NARA - 521540.jpg
Port Tobacco La Plata
112 East Charles St.
Charles Yes, 1683 Active parish No Current building disassembled in Port Tobacco and reassembled in La Plata (1904-05); now in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington [9]
10. Christ Church, Nanjemoy
Christ church nanjemoy.jpg
Durham Nanjemoy
8685 Ironsides Rd.
Charles Yes Active parish No now in Episcopal Diocese of Washington [10]
11. Christ Church, Port Republic Christ Church North Dec 08.JPG Christ Church Port Republic
3100 Broomes Island Rd.
Calvert Yes Active parish Yes [11]
12. Christ Church, St. Michael's
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St. Michael's St. Michaels
103 Willow St.
Talbot Yes Active parish No now in Episcopal Diocese of Easton [12]
13. Christ Church, Wayside
Christ church wayside.jpg
William and Mary (Pickawaxon) Newburg
13050 Rock Point Rd.
Charles Yes Active parish No now in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington [13]
14. Church of the Resurrection, Joppatowne
Church of the Resurrection, Joppatown
Copley, Gunpowder or St. John's Joppatowne
700 Anchor Dr. at Bridge Drive
Harford Active parish No Harford split from Baltimore in 1773. Historic churchyard, tho current church modern. Replaced for over a century by St. James Church (Monkton, Maryland) and St. John's Church (Kingsville, Maryland), 11901 Bel Air Rd. [14][15]
15. St. Andrew's Church, Princess Anne St. Andrews Princess Anne.jpg Somerset Princess Anne
30513 Washington St.
Somerset No Active parish No now in Episcopal Diocese of Easton [16]
16.St. Anne's Church, Annapolis St. Anne's Church 1910.jpg Middle Neck Annapolis
Church Circle
Anne Arundel No Active parish No [17]
17. St. Bartholomew's Church, Green Hill Green hill church.jpg Stepney Quantico
Green Hill Church Rd.
Wicomico No Closed Yes In Somerset County until 1867; now in Episcopal Diocese of Easton. Annual August worship service held by three local Episcopal churches.
18. St. George's Church, Poplar Hill, Valley Lee St Georges Protestant Episcopal Church Jul 09.JPG William and Mary Valley Lee
44965 Blake Creek Rd.
St. Mary's Yes, 1638 Active parish Yes [18]
19. St. James' Church, Lothian St. James Parish Episcopal Church, Solomons Island Road (State Route 2), Tracys Landing vicinity (Anne Arundel County, Maryland).jpg Herring Creek Lothian
5757 Solomons Island Rd.
Anne Arundel Yes Active parish Yes [19]
20. St. John's, Broad Creek St John's Church Fort Washington, MD 1.jpg Broad Creek, King George's, or Piscataway Fort Washington
9801 Livingston Rd.
Prince's George's No Active parish Yes now in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; several chapels of ease founded since 1710 became new parishes [20]
21. St. Margaret’s Church, Annapolis St margarets annapolis.jpg Broad Neck or Westminster Annapolis
1601 Pleasant Plains Rd.
Anne Arundel No Active parish No [21]
22. St. Mary the Virgin Church, Pocomoke City St. Mary Pocomoke City.jpg Coventry Pocomoke City
20 Third St.
Worcester No Active parish No* In Somerset County until 1742; now in Episcopal Diocese of Easton. *Coventry Parish Ruins is on the NRHP [22]
23. St. Paul's Church, Baden St. Paul's Parish Church Brandywine MD Nov 11.JPG St. Paul's Brandywine
13500 Baden-Westwood Rd.
Prince's George's No Active parish Yes In Calvert County until 1696; now in Episcopal Diocese of Washington; chapel of ease for northern part of parish became St. Thomas Church, Croom [23]
24. St. Paul's, Baltimore St Pauls Baltimore.JPG Patapsco or St. Paul's Baltimore
309 Cathedral St.
Baltimore City Yes, 1729 Active parish Yes [24]
25. St. Paul's Church, Centreville
St. Paul's Church, Centreville, MD
St. Paul's Centreville
301 S. Liberty St.
Queen Anne's No Active parish No In Talbot County until 1706; now in Episcopal Diocese of Easton [25]
26. St. Paul's, Kent HABS-St.Paul's-SandyBottomMD082311pr.jpg St. Paul's Chestertown
7579 Sandy Bottom Rd.
Kent No Active parish Yes now in Episcopal Diocese of Easton [26]
27. St. Stephen's Church, Earleville
North Sassafras Parish
North Sassafras Earleville
14 Glebe Rd.
Cecil Yes, 1680? Active parish Yes now in Episcopal Diocese of Easton [27]
28. Shrewsbury Parish Church, Kennedyville SHREWSBURY CHURCH.jpg South Sassafras Kennedyville
12824 Shrewsbury Church Rd.
Kent Yes, 1675 Active parish Yes now in Episcopal Diocese of Easton [28]
29. Spesutia or St. George's Church, Perryman
Spesutia church or st george's parish, Perryman, Maryland
St. George's or Spesutia Perryman
Intersection of Perryman and Chelsea roads
Harford Yes Inactive parish since 2013 No* *St. George's Parish Vestry House is on the NRHP. Pentecostal congregation now uses church, but churchyard remains Maryland diocesan property.
30. Old Trinity Church, Church Creek Maryland Cambridge Old Trinity Church01.jpg Dorchester Church Creek
1716 Taylors Island Rd.
Dorchester Yes, 1675 Active parish No now in Episcopal Diocese of Easton [29]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Middleton, the Rev. Canon Arthur Pierce, Ph.D., Anglican Maryland, 1692-1792, Virginia Beach: The Donning Company, 1992, pp. 5, 12, ISBN 0-89865-841-1
  2. ^ Middleton, the Rev. Canon Arthur Pierce, Ph.D., Anglican Maryland, 1692-1792, Virginia Beach: The Donning Company, 1992, pp. 5 63-103, ISBN 0-89865-841-1

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