Welcome to St. Paul’s by-the-Sea, a vibrant church community in the historic resort town of Ocean City, Maryland. Our formal mission statement commits us to “Building AFaithful People of God” and inviting people to “Get Connected” to God, to the creation, to our deepest selves and to one another. In recent years we have come to express our mission as ‘Feeding People: Body, Soul and Spirit. Here are some of the main ways we feed others:
Body: The NOEL Community, Men’s and Parish Breakfasts, Shepherd’s Crook, and various social gatherings throughout the year.
Soul: The various programs offered by our latest ministry The Red Doors Community Center.
Spirit: Worship from the breadth of the Anglican tradition, a variety of Christian formation offerings and individual pastoral care.
Every church says that it’s Family Friendly but at Saint Paul’s By-The-Sea we really mean it. We understand that children need to move around and that’s okay with us. In fact children are always welcome in worship they are encouraged to participate as they are able and for those times when they can’t there is a play area with soft toys near the baptismal font. There is also a changing table in the bathroom on the main floor for your use. If having your children in worship is too stressful for you then there is good news! Beginning July 7th we will be offering a nursery for young children during the 10:30 AM service (approximately 10:15-11:15 in the Childrens Room on the ground floor ). Contact Fawn Mete at 410-289-5576 for more details.
Located just steps from the Atlantic Ocean, St. Paul’s by-the-Sea has been ministering to Ocean City residents and visitors for over a century. The parish was founded in 1878 as a summer mission of St. Paul’s in Berlin, Maryland. We invite you to join us in both our formal and informal missions by learning more about them throughout our website.
See our church history for more details.