St. Paul’s by-the-Sea is a vibrant Episcopal church in the heart of Ocean City, a seaside resort town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. One of the town’s oldest churches, St. Paul’s has a long history of ministry to vacationers and year-round residents.
Located just steps from the famous Ocean City boardwalk, St. Paul’s by-the-Sea enjoys strong ties to the local community. The church’s parish hall doubles as The Red Doors Community Center at St. Paul’s By-the-Sea, our church’s outreach to offer enrichment programs in the arts and education to children and adults of all ages. Three days a week, our Shepherd’s Crook food pantry opens its doors at a satellite location a few blocks south of the church at 205 S. Baltimore Ave, offering food, clothing, and fellowship to anyone in need. Other outreach and community events are held throughout the year, including the popular N.O.E.L. dinner on Christmas day, card parties in the spring and fall, and candle-lit Labyrinth walks on Wednesday evenings mid-July through the end of September.
St. Paul’s parish family is enriched by Christian education for all ages, fellowship events, and a variety of prayer and worship services. If you are new to Ocean City, we hope you will drop by for a visit. A warm welcome awaits you.