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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Meet the Artists: Behind elements of beauty at Bishop Carrie’s consecration

The wood in those trees was strong and clear and up to a great many tasks. I made a table for my shop out of this wood that I disassembled because I no longer needed it. When Carrie asked me to make her a crozier, it was the obvious choice. I am grateful that the last task of this particular wood is to be a symbol of grace and kindness. It is fitting that it be a reminder of the deep and lasting need for us to shepherd ourselves, each other, and this planet to safety.

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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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