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Historic Church Celebrating 325th Anniversary
September 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Come participate in the historic 325th Anniversary celebration of the Christ Episcopal Church of the Great Choptank Parish on Saturday, September 16 in Cambridge.
Christ Church is beautiful and filled with history. Learn about the Louis Comfort Tiffany window behind the altar and the rose window as well as the many other historic and meaningful stained glass windows and the silver from the time of Queen Elizabeth I.
Guides will talk about the Casavant pipe organ and there will be a Scottish bagpiper who will pipe some very familiar hymns. The event will begin in the Church sanctuary and proceed to the historic graveyard, led by the bagpiper, where many Maryland governors, veterans of Revolutionary, Civil and War of 1812 are buried, and conclude with tea in Whatley Hall behind the church.
The public is welcome to this free event. The schedule for celebration:
1 p.m. A tour of the sanctuary for a history of the church’s windows, silver and the structure.
2:30 p.m. There will be a self-guided tour of the graveyard, but docents will lend additional points of interest.
3 p.m. The group will then move into Whatley Hall (adjacent to the graveyard) for authentic Scottish shortbread (recipe passed down in Christ Church) and assorted sweets and savory hors d’oeuvres, tea sandwiches, tea and other beverages.
On Sunday, September 17, the congregation will be replicating a Sunday service in the style of the 1600s. All are welcome to join in the worship service at 9 a.m. The church is located at 601 Church Street. For further information, contact the church at 410-228-3161.