Wicomico Parish Church

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Traditions and Celebrations


Traditions exist in the life of any family, including our church family. Many of our traditions we share with other Episcopal churches, such as our Pageant, Pancake Supper, Coffee Hour, and Annual Picnic. Potluck dinners are forever popular, especially the Every Member Canvass Dinner, and the Annual Dinner.


Other traditions we have developed ourselves, including our Bagel and Grits Breakfast after the 8 AM service, the annual fall Market Day and the Lasagne Dinner in the spring. We end our 10 AM service with a wonderful hymn sung first by the choir and then by the congregation, and we celebrate birthdays and anniversaries with blessings, joy and humor.




Joining a parish organization or group is a great way to meet new people and get involved in an activity you enjoy. Many of our activities center around church life and worship while others exist to raise funds to meet community needs. All include fellowship and fun and serve to strengthen the Christian community we value here. Many other local groups also use our Parish Hall to meet, and would welcome your interest. Contact us for more information and meeting times.


The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) meet on the second Wednesday every month. There is a business meeting, socializing and usually a speaker or program of interest. Additionally, the ladies mark the beginning of summer with a Luncheon, usually in a parishioner’s home, and the Christmas season with a festive Brunch in the Parish Hall.


The Men’s Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month. Sometimes there is a program, entertainment, or a speaker, but mostly it is hearty fare and male fellowship. The men also hold spring and fall clean-up days to ready the church grounds for the next season.


The Choir rehearses on Tuesday morning every week and sings at the 10 AM service.  Special musical pieces are frequently offered, especially on church holy days.  And we have a congregation that loves to sing as well!                                      


The Lasagna Dinner is organized by the ECW but the servers are the men. It is held in the spring and open to the community.  The Parish Hall is transformed into a warm Italian restaurant.


Wicomico Parish Market Day is a major ECW fundraiser, held on a Saturday morning in October.  The focus is on food - fresh bakery items, soups, chili, pot pies, venison sausages, jams, jellies and pickles – all homemade. There is also a large yard sale, used books booth, and local vendors with cheese, meats, honey produce, flowers and plants.  The church is open for tours and we arrange for a guest lecturer to join us.  Everyone helps with this effort.


Church Committees include Outreach, Membership, Health and Wellness, Facilities and Church Grounds.  Volunteers are always welcome.  Outreach efforts include Meals on Wheels, Gleamers & Blenders / Meat Pick Up, Interfaith, as well as many other organizations serving others in the Northern Neck.  Many of our parishioners participate in lay worship as well.