Enlightening, Eclectic, Engaging:
Since its founding in 1854, Emmanuel has taken its own distinctive perspective on Anglican theology and worship. Always a parish to question the status quo, we have created an ever-evolving blend of traditional and progressive liturgy, while cultivating a great appreciation for the visual and aural aesthetics of worship: a unique combination we trust will endure for generations to come.
Emmanuel is a community that expects and celebrates guests: people of all faiths, races, nationalities, and walks of life. Holy Scripture tells us, "do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unaware" (Heb 13:2). Thus we view hospitality as an important part of our ministry and we hope you will feel welcomed here.
Urban and suburban; rich and poor; LGBTQ and straight; families and single people; young, old, and anywhere in-between, all are invited to share and help to shape our community. We receive you as one who has a message for us, and we pray that you will find the spirit of Christ in our midst.
The Rev. James C. Holmes | Interim Rector
The Rev. Joseph Wood | Associate Rector
John Repulski | Director of Music & the Arts
Walter Ridgeway | Director of Finance & Administration
Kim Harris | Office Manager
Antoin Quarles-El & Sheila Burrell | Sextons
The Rev. Dr. Thomas L. Culbertson | Rector Emeritus
Rebecca Atwater | Senior Warden
Matthew Crenson | Junior Warden
Demetreus Gregg | Treasurer
Jesse Craig | Registrar
The first service at Emmanuel Church was held on October 15, 1854. A daughter parish of Christ Church, Baltimore, Emmanuel was formed to serve the newly fashionable Mt. Vernon neighborhood, where many founding parishioners lived.