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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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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