We welcome everyone to join us at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. 

St. Mary's Church began in 1704 on the banks of Chapel Branch, west of what is now Seaford, as a chapel of ease (under the Diocese of Easton, MD).

The boundary between Maryland and the Three Lower Counties on the Delaware River was in dispute until 1768. Tradition tells us that St. Mary's suffered a fire was recorded as closed in 1803. The congregation met in several homes in Seaford and Bridgeville and in what was then known as Patten's Hall.

On February 2, 1892, Bishop Coleman dedicated the present church as a memorial to Bishop Alfred Lee, the first Bishop of Delaware, 1884-1887.

Following a fire in November 1979, the church was restored and the present Parish House was built.

St. Mary's Episcopal Church is conveniently located in Bridgeville, DE at 2 N. William Street, at the northwest corner of John Street.


Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist Sunday Service at 10:30 AM.

Healing Service — Third Sunday of Every Month at 10:30 AM  

First Tuesday of Every Month at 6:30 PM – Bible Study and Compline at 7:30 PM

Second Wednesday of Every Month at 7 PM – Vestry Meeting. All are invited to attend.

Third Thursday of Every Month at 6:30 PM – Group Home

Third Saturday of Every Month at 10 AM to 2 PM – Uniform/Clothes Closet and Free Bag Lunch Program

First Sunday of every month Food Pantry – This is a collection of food which we give to the following on a rotating basis: Home of the Brave for Women, Methodist Church & Ocean City. 

The Rector's Corner


Welcome in Christ to St. Mary's Episcopal Church. "The little church with a big heart"

What brings guests and new members to St. Mary's Church? It is because we strive to be a community of believers, showing the love and commitment to serve others. We work together to welcome all into the fellowship of Christ. No matter where you are in your life, background, or place on your spiritual journey, you are welcome as we share the Good News of Christ's love. We hope that you will join us on your journey as we work together to live out the two great commandments given to us by Christ.

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And, the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

God bless,

Fr. Carl