Worship ScheduleEpisWelSign


Morning Prayer, Rite I, First & Third Sundays

Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Second & Fourth Sundays

Fifth Sundays alternate with St. Paul’s Hebron

All Services at 10:oo A.M.

Vicar Dorsey

Laura Dorsey, Vicar of St. Philips Church, Quantico, MD

The Reverend Laura M. Dorsey

Vicar of St. Philips, Quantico & St. Paul’s, Hebron

Email: l.m.dorsey@comcast.net

Our Senior Warden, Phil Tilghman

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Phone: (410) 742-7687

Address: 6457 Quantico Road, Quantico, MD 21850

Welcome to St. Philips

“Here, here, within these walls, that which once was remains.”

    So wrote a columnist for The Daily Times after he visited St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in 2010.  Some of you may know what he is talking about and would like to visit us sometime for that very reason.  Others may have no clue and, thus, may wish to come see for yourself.

        Some years ago St. Philip’s was widely known for its annual Muskrat and Turkey Dinner during Lent, a tradition immortalized in one of our stained glass windows.  We claim to be the only church in the world with a muskrat in a stained glass window, at the feet of Thomas Bray an English clergyman who helped to establish the Episcopal Church in Maryland.  There is another window with a chicken, blue crabs, orioles, butterflies, and various vegetables, but that is another story.

    St. Philip’s supports and encourages our members on their respective spiritual journeys.  Our motto is “a country church on a spiritual journey.”  As an Episcopal Church we use the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer and the 1982 Hymnal in our worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am.  Our minister never has to ask for money because we are generous givers.  There are some Sundays when our worship service is shorter than the Coffee Hour afterwards.  We are part of the Diocese of Easton which covers all of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

    We do a good job of welcoming visitors.  Some of our most active parishioners today were not members of our congregation ten years ago.

    We are very pleased with our organ, a digital Johannus instrument from Holland with three manuals, seven audio channels, 77 voices, and a 32′ stop on the pedal-all of which help to make its music wonderful.  Our music director plays it with love.

    In days gone by the Village of Quantico was a stop on the stage coach route between the ferries at Vienna (now gone) and Whitehaven (still running when the weather is good and there is no ice in the river).  It was a place where you stopped for rest and refreshment on the journey.  For those who see themselves as being on a spiritual journey, St. Philip’s still serves that need.  The name “Quantico” comes from an Indian word which means “place of dancing.”

“And that which once was, endures.”

Our Beliefs

As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person.
The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity.
Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions and is celebrated in many languages.
Both men and women, including those who are married, are eligible for ordination as deacons, priests and bishops.
We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting.
Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our church.
Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not only members of the Episcopal Church.
We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer.
We affirm that committed relationships are lifelong and monogamous. Episcopalians also recognize that there is grace after divorce and do not deny the sacraments to those who have been divorced.
We affirm that issues such as birth control are matters of personal informed conscience.
We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.
All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.