Archives and History

From the Archives – Bishop Whittingham’s First Visitation to Western Maryland, 1840

With interstate highways and 70-mile-per-hour travel, it still takes three hours to travel by car from Baltimore to Western Maryland, but in 1840, Maryland’s newly-consecrated bishop faced longer and more primitive travel and communicated using written, hand-delivered letters during his first foray into the westernmost reaches of his new diocese. In the age before Facebook, Instagram and other social media, Bishop Whittingham shared and documented his travels using hand-delivered letters and handwritten entries in his journals.

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Sherwood Episcopal Church Awarded $1.7 Million Grant for Stormwater Management Project

During heavy rain events, stormwater flows from higher-elevation, asphalted housing developments on Sherwood Hill above the Sherwood campus to a gully behind the church. As a result, the campus is flooded with pollutants, debris, and sediment which move over the church and neighboring properties, then further downhill to heavily trafficked York Road. The polluted stormwater continues to Beaverdam Run, a tributary of Loch Raven Reservoir, and into the greater Baltimore drinking water supply.

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From the Archives: Kentucky

The COVID-postponed General Convention, originally scheduled to convene in July of 2021, met in Baltimore July 8-11, 2022, for a shortened session. To get back on track for the triennial meetings, the next General Convention will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2024. A long, if little-known, relationship exists between Maryland and Kentucky, dating back to the 1790’s.

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