Archives and History

From the Archives: Bishop Stone, Part II

Bishop Stone’s tenure as Diocesan bishop may have been relatively brief, but he tried to navigate the divisions in the diocese and helped to transition the church into an era of growth, focusing on education, missionary work and clergy compensation. He was remembered as having lived “a life consecrated to Christ and His Church”.

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From the Archives: Bishop Stone, Part I

The Maryland Diocesan Archives recently received the gift of a lovely oil portrait of our third bishop, William Murray Stone. “The Bishops’ Gallery”, located in the undercroft of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, displays oil portraits of deceased Bishops of Maryland, and the one depicting Bishop Stone, done by an anonymous painter, is not of the most professional quality. We will be happy to mount our newly acquired portrait, whose story is almost as interesting as the story of Bishop Stone himself.

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St. Mary’s, Hampden, Part I

Since the beginning of the century, small stone houses had been built for the mill workers in the area, and outsiders called the area “Slabtown,” presumably because of the architecture of the small houses. Both the inhabitants and the new stake-holders disliked the name, and Henry Mankin came up with the name Hampden, which sounded more distinguished.

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Landmark partnership brings new life to church property in Baltimore City

In the heart of Baltimore City’s Waverly neighborhood, a historic collaboration is set to breathe new life into our cherished St. John’s Episcopal Church property. At a recent press conference held November 21 in the sanctuary, community leaders, including Councilwoman Odette Ramos, unveiled a landmark partnership between the Sutton Scholars program, the BIT Center, and the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.

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