St. Luke's Church
Brownsville, MD
The Little Country Church With a Big Heart
and Arms Open Wide.
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Sunday services (Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer) begin at 11:00 AM and last approximately one hour.

Special services (Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, etc.) usually begin at 7:00 PM - See our Events page for all details.

Adult Christian Education is at 10:00 AM. We are studying the Gospel of Luke this year.
The Rev. Thomas J. Hudson, OPA

Senior Warden:       Regina Jones
Junior Warden:  George Scuffins
Treasurer:       Catherine Scuffins
Registrar:          Judith Hammond
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2150 Boteler Road
Knoxville, MD 21758
Our Mission

Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church,
a mission parish of the Diocese of Maryland,
is a Christian family called to worship Christ,
being transformed by prayer and praise
to be sent forth to teach His word.

Our commitment to our Mission is reflected in
our weekly worship, caring for one another,
and in our many outreach ministries
in the community and the world.

Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in Brownsville, Maryland, warmly welcomes everyone to join us for worship, outreach, and community events.

St Luke’s was founded in 1837 as the second of four churches that ultimately made up St. Mark’s parish, based in Petersville, MD. Grace Church in Brunswick, Frederick County, was added in 1890, and St. John's in Burkittsville was added in 1896. Today, only St. Luke's remains, the final remnant of St. Mark's Parish.

The church was used as a Confederate military headquarters and hospital during the Civil War. It was burned by the Union Army and later restored by efforts of the laity.

The church is surrounded on three sides by Saint Luke's Cemetery. The oldest grave is that of Alexander Grim, who gave the land for the church. He was born in 1777. His wife lies next to him. In addition, during the construction of MD route 67, an unmarked grave was uncovered at the base of the hill on which the church sits. Whether the dead were slaves or Civil War soldiers is unknown; their remains were re-buried in our cemetery and a marker placed for them.

One of our pastors, Edward Trail Helfenstein, later became the 8th Bishop of Maryland (1926-43).

Burgess Memorial Parish Hall, named for a former pastor, was built in 1957. It serves as a meeting place for Christian Education and fellowship activities.