Our History

Christ Church has been around for a long time. Our first members arrived from the Jamestown colony in 1631 and the parish was officially organized in 1632 on the south end of what became known as the Isle of Kent – 392 years ago. We are the first and longest continuing Christian congregation in Maryland.

In 1650, the church moved up the island to Broad Creek until 1880, when it moved to Stevensville.  As  the congregation opened its arms and doors to the growing population of Kent Island, it became necessary to build a new facility for worship and education. It was tough to leave the beloved 1880 site, with its romantic “Carpenter Gothic” architecture and quaint village-by-the-Bay feel.

The Bible says, “Where there is no vision the people perish.” Christ Church is thriving precisely because God’s vision (by God’s grace) is being honored, discerned and embraced by the our Vestry and other leaders. In a word, we believe that the Church exists for the sake of its non-members. We are dedicated to serving those God sends to us and helping to equip them for ministry in the world. Come join us and be part of God’s vision for the Eastern Shore of Maryland!

Celebrating 392 Years of Christian Ministry on Maryland’s Eastern Shore