A Celebration and Renewal of Shared Ministry
Sunday, June 4, 2023
The Congregation of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church welcomes the Reverend Dr. Wesley S. Williams, Jr., Senior Minister and Celebrates the Renewal of Shared Ministry. The service was officiated by Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, the Homily by The Reverend Dr. Luis Leon.
Our 156th Anniversary –
Sunday, June 11, 2023
Welcome to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. We hope that today’s Holy Eucharist will give you some idea of the nature of this community of faith! St. Mary’s Church is a multicultural, multigenerational parish of the Episcopal Church, located just steps from the Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro stop. We are the first African American Episcopal community in the City of Washington, founded in 1867. Our community includes families that have been with St. Mary’s for generations, recent immigrants from Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and around the world, students, and recent transplants to the DC area.
As the Senior Ordained Minister at St. Mary’s, it gives me great joy to gather with this faithful group of Christians who inspire me every day. If you are looking for a faith community with a rich past, rooted in beautiful worship, unshakeable trust in God’s love and mercy, and great hope for an even brighter future, come and join us at St. Mary’s – All are Welcome. All are Loved. No Exceptions.
Father Wesley S. Williams, Jr.
Our 156th Anniversary Homilist
Today’s homilist is Ms Allison Seymour, an Emmy award winning anchor who has been waking up viewers on morning news in her hometown of Washington, DC since 1999. Allison started her career in television at the Washington, DC bureau of ABC News, behind the scenes, before earning her Master of Mass Communication at the University of South Carolina. She is a proud graduate of Hampton University where she is enshrined in the Mass Media Hall of Fame. Allison’s on-air career began during the blizzard of 1993 in Utica, New York. She would go on to work in Binghamton, and Albany, New York. During the summer of 1998, Allison took an anchor position in St. Louis, Missouri, where, on her first day on the job, she met her future husband, radio and television host, Marc Clarke. Allison is a member of St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Jack and Jill of America. When Allison is not working, you will find her spending time with her husband and their three daughters and two shelter pups.
Feast of St. Mary’s
Sunday, August 13, 2023
Our Guest homilist, Amanda P. Williams, MD. is the Medical Director of a maternal healthcare company dedicated to improving health equity. Dr. Williams’ insightful and timely message — maternal health and health equity — are topics currently getting the media attention which is long overdue.