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Parish HouseSt. John’s Church sanctuary, dedicated in 1838, is built in the style of an English country church in a blend of Norman and Gothic revival styles. The building is constructed with “Port Deposit” granite. The church consists of a nave and square tower that originally supported a wooden spire and four Gothic pinnacles. The church is blessed with magnificent stained glass windows, including a signed and unsigned Tiffany. Handicapped accessibility is available via a ramp connecting both Church and Chapel.


During the Revolutionary War, the original church structure was damaged by quartered English troops and horses. The building suffered further decay from periods of inactivity for many years until 1835, when due to a growing congregation, the present church was erected.


A two-manual Kimball Pipe Organ was installed at St. John’s in 1938. It was expanded in 1967 at which time a positive division was added, bringing it to 27 ranks. The two-manual was replaced with a new three-manual console at the same time. The organ as originally installed included a set of 1914 Class A Deagan chimes which received a new action in 1997. Major restorative work to the organ has been done over the past 10 years, culminating in conversion to solid state operation in 1999. Organbuilders Jacob Gerger and Son, Inc. of Croydon, Pennsylvania, now operated by the third generation of this family, installed the organ in 1938 and have performed all maintenance and restoration.


St. John's ChapelThe adjacent Cemetery contains many Pre-Revolutionary graves up to the present documented in a computer database. Fully accessible winding paths with benches provide a reflective space for contemplation.


The 1883 Chapel, designed by George Hewitt of the Frank Furness school of architecture. It is connected to the church through a 1903 covered cloister. Of note, the Chapel was painstakingly restored in the 1960's by then Jr. Warden Daniel Boice during the Rectorship of Rev. Fred Schultz. The Chapel was dedicated in 2003 to the late Rector Rev. Dr. E. Jesse Gaither as the "Chapel of the Holy Innocents". The chapel is used currently for the early Sunday Rite / service.


The 1962 Parish House contains Sunday School rooms, broadband networked parish offices, accessible restrooms with changing station, library, and a large parish hall with 1998 remodeled professional kitchen. The parking lot is conveniently adjacent.



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