St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Abingdon, MD

Who We Are

In April of 1979, The Who released their epic single "Who Are You." This composition written by Pete Townsend and bellowed out by singer Roger Daltrey is asking a deep and profound question: Who are you?  Have you ever asked yourself this question? Who am I?


At St. Mary’s we’re journeying together in this challenging world to know a Shepherd, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who ironically, calls us by name. Have you ever yearned to be more yourself more fully, authentically, and deeply than you are right now?  At St. Mary’s, we strive to build and maintain our identity in a relationship with Jesus Christ as we build our relationships with one another. We champion grace, forgiveness, and the triumph of Christ.


By living into this mystery of the Gospel, we’re set free as a people to be authentic with each other, our community, and the world in which God has placed us. St. Mary’s has been given a treasured gift to preserve and to herald. The gift of the Gospel is not a problem solver, but a way in which we live in knowing who we are by God’s grace. Jesus didn’t say he came to judge sinners, or even to turn them into non-sinners; he said he came to save them. Jesus never threatens us with, “Get your act together.” Rather, Jesus said, “I came to give life and to give it abundantly” (John 10:10). This is what we’re touch with at St. Mary’s. We’re inviting you to this dance! Who are you?

"Lord Jesus Christ, who didst stretch out thine arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of thy saving embrace: So clothe us in thy Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know thee to the knowledge and love of thee; for the honor of thy Name. Amen." Book of Common Prayer, p. 58

Ordained Leadership

Having served parishes in North and South Carolina, he discerned that God was calling him “North” to get him away from boiled peanuts, banana pudding, and humidity. Naturally interested in the outdoors; he enjoys fishing the Alaskan backcountry with his father, attempting to amuse his wife while playing guitar, reading theological journals to stay crisp with culture, fiddling around in a wood pile with his chain saw, and enjoying incense in worship from time to time. Married to Heather, they have five incredible children.

The Rt. Rev’d Eugene T. Sutton, Bishop. Since 2008 Bp. Sutton has faithfully served as the 14th bishop of the Diocese of Maryland. Learn more about Biship Sutton.

Rt. Rev. Chilton R. Knudsen, the Diocese of Maryland’s Assistant Bishop. Learn more about Bishop Knudsen.

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Abingdon, MD 21009











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