Shrewsbury Parish | 12824 Shrewsbury Church Road, P.O. Box 187, Kennedyville MD 21645 us | +1.410.348.5944

Events, Opportunities, Giving

Shrewsbury Parish is a caring community of faithful people created by God, redeemed by the Son, and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Our mission is to joyfully radiate God's love and to live in Christ.

The Holy Eucharist with a Litany of Thanksgiving will be celebrated on
Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve,  at 7:00 p.m.  Join us.

This year we have at least 16 Shrewsbury families we will be giving Thanksgiving food items to. The items have been collected and will be distributed on the 18th. 
Thank you so much for helping us with this very worthwhile project. 

Young Life Fundraiser - Father Henry and Dan Blakeney made a goal of $1,000.00 in November to benefit the newly organized *Young Life ministry in Kent County. The goal has been met, addition funds have been received already and we hope we will far exceed the
original pledge.

As part of the fundraising effort, Henry and Dan are growing beards this month and it is now certain that Dan will be sporting a shaved head.
             *Young Life seeks to support middle school and high school
                        aged youth foster a relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Youth Shepherd Sunday School Programis held on the third Sunday of each month at 10:15 a.m.
​Upcoming events for the Sisters of Rebecca Matoaka Chapter at Shrewsbury -
Join us on  
Saturday, December 8 for Hand Prints of Christmas, at Fountain Park in Chestertown. 

 Adult Forum 8:45 a.m.  -ADULT FORUM  Sundays at 8:45
 November 11-25
Preparation for Advent – a Walk through the Psalms
The Psalms have been referred to as “Scripture,” as “Liturgy”, as “poetry,” and as songs, attributed by many to King David.  All four are true. 

             As Scripture, Psalms reflect God’s relationship with people
As liturgy, they are incorporated in Jewish and Christian services.
As poetry, they speak to us through allegory and metaphor.
As song, the verses, even in translation, seem to have rhythm, and the first line of each is reflected in the second, like a chorus.

But beyond and even through those categories, the Psalms throughout the ages have spoken directly to people, used as a source of strength, comfort, healing, and discernment – almost as a direct link to God. It’s significant to note that Jesus referred to and quoted from the Psalms.

As we begin to prepare for Christmas and the Epiphany, it is good that we turn to the “Holy Songbook,” to reacquaint ourselves with the Psalms’ message and power to reach wherever we might be, through our hearts and minds … touching our souls.

JOIN US THESE THREE WEEKS, as we “read, learn, and inwardly digest” the nature of God relationship with us … through the Psalms.
Fr. Steve+

Shrewsbury Supports Veterans through our Knitting and Crocheting Project.
And you can too. Visit our Yarn Barn, to see the beautiful materials available, and become inspired. Get an early start on making items for next veterans' day, or something just for yourself. In addition, if you have a trove of needles, yarn, or other supplies to donate, a basket is also available in the Yarn Bank. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Roberta Brown.

Yoga Mondays in the Morning
Fletcher Johnson of River Warrior Yoga continues classes on Mondays at 9:00 a.m.0, and includes the use of props (or bring your own).
          If you have any questions about the class, visit  Fletcher's website at​ 


Food Drives, Angel Tree and More -  at different times of the year we ask our worship community, friends,  and visitors to help us help others with donations of food, gifts or time. If you would like to receive notices about needed donations and news of the church, sign up on our contact page.

We warmly welcome you to join us for worship and other parish events.

Thanksgiving Outreach Project 
Takes place annually. Many thanks to everyone who helped local families enjoy the gifts of the season in 2017. 
Nan Voorhees and Sue Edson, Coordinators

Parish Ministries

Adult Education

Alcoholics Anonymous

Altar Guild
Angel Tree
Angels From the Attic

Card Ministry

Children's Circles

Children's Sunday School



Monthly Men's Group Dinner


Pastoral Visitation Team

Seasonal Youth Retreats

Social Ministries


Sunday  Services in Spanish 

Sunday Worship and Fellowship

Ushers Guild

Vacation Bible School


Weekly Bible Study

Women's Bible Study

Worship Committee

Youth Group - Junior Crosses