Welcome to Holy Cross-St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
on Greenway Avenue (at corner of Brookfield and Greenway Avenues)
We regret to announce that the Holy Cross-St. Philip’s Episcopal Church community ceased having services at 610 Brookfield Avenue, Cumberland, after the 9:30 a.m. service on June 15, 2014. The members of this loving community of faith are seeking new church communities with which to become worshipping members, and the area Episcopal and ELCA churches have welcomed them with hospitality and welcome. On June 15, 2014, the Holy Cross-St. Philip’s community and members of the larger community held a celebration of its very rich history with a Holy Eucharist service and a joyous potluck lunch after. We shared stories and memories as we shared food and conversation.
On June 1, 2014, there were no services at 610 Brookfield Avenue when the community of faith worshipped at Emmanuel Parish, 16 Washington Street, Cumberland, at its 10 a.m. service. There was a grand extension of welcome and the HCSP community processed as part of that service, sat together as a community, and presented several symbols of thanksgiving and meaning to Emmanuel Parish, which established St. Philip’s Chapel and Holy Cross Episcopal Church many years ago.
Please direct any inquiries about Holy Cross-St. Philip’s Church to the former vicar, The Rev. Theresa M. Brion, on diocesan staff, at email@example.com or 443-642-7116. Rev. Brion is serving as the bishops’ liaison for many of the details regarding the parish’s closure and the sale of its personal and real property.
There never was a stranger at this parish for all were welcomed with graciousness and hospitality.
Holy Cross-St. Philip’s Episcopal Church had roots going back to the 1860s. (See the “about” page.) We were Anglo-Catholic in outlook and temperament, with a love for the richness of the Anglican liturgy. But we also celebrated with equal joy both traditional and contemporary liturgies, trying to make worship a meaningful experience for all who participated. We liked to think that we had the fullness of our traditional past, but we also looked to the future. We had the following mission statement: Together, We are the Church on the way to tomorrow, Proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, and sharing our faith with all.
We hope that you will choose to visit us in person. We would love to meet you!