Wye Parish – an active Episcopal Parish in the Diocese of Easton, Maryland with two locations serving mid-shore communities in Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties. Although composed of two churches, Wye Parish is one church family with one rector, one vestry (governing body), one ECW group (Episcopal Church Women), and one Sunday school. Connect with us; we offer worship services, music, events and opportunities to learn and grow.
Worship and Upcoming Events
Wye Conservatory of Music
The Wye Conservatory of Music seeks to develop and sponsor the unique qualities and capabilities of young vocalists from the Eastern Shore. They receive voice lessons, participate in solo and group performances, gain choral experience and are active in community outreach. If you have any questions about Conservatory or would like to discuss your interest in your child’s participation in a Children’s Choir please feel free to call or text Carmen, Director of Music at (410) 991-6338. Come share your voice with us!
Outdoor Christmas Market Comes to St. Luke’s Chapel, Queenstown
Each of the four Saturdays in November, weather permitting, will see a new event, a Christmas Market, in front of St. Luke’s Chapel, Queenstown, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Market will feature an exceptional collection of traditional Christmas decorations, plus baked goods, gift books, and other items suitable for holiday giving or enjoying.
When COVID-19 forced cancellation of the Christmas Bazaar at Old Wye Church, it would have been the first time in 57 years that Wye Parish would not be able to share with the community its enthusiasm for the trappings of an old-fashioned Christmas. But an unexpected mid-October donation to the Parish of a trove of Christmas decorations from a historic Eastern Shore great house gave rise to the idea of an outdoor Christmas market as a substitute.
The tables at the St. Luke’s Christmas Market will display a delightful and large assortment of ornaments, swags, wreaths, lights – decorations of all kinds and sizes. Also on offer will be bargain-priced gift-quality books, baked goods, and a few under-the-tree items.
Cold weather won’t stop the Market from being held, but rain will: the rain date for any of the Saturday markets will be simply the next Saturday.
The location of the Christmas Market in front of St. Luke’s Chapel enables persons wishing to browse and buy from the huge Books Café inventory to be admitted inside the Hall during Market hours, no more than six at a time, wearing masks, and maintaining social distance. The Hall windows and doors will be open for lots of fresh air.
Faithful Bazaar patrons, and new shoppers too, should watch the weather and come by the St. Luke’s Christmas Market on November 7, 14, 21, or 28 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 410-827-8484 for further information and updates.