Join in the historic 325th anniversary celebration of the Great Choptank Parish. Enjoy tours, tea and history on Sept. 16 at the Christ Episcopal Church of Cambridge.

Christ Church in Dorchester County is beautiful and filled with history. Learn about the Louis Comfort Tiffany window behind the altar, and the rose window as well as the many other historic and meaningful stained glass windows and the silver from the time of Queen Elizabeth I.

Guides will talk about the Casavant pipe organ and there will be a Scottish bagpiper who will pipe some very familiar hymns. The event will begin in the Church sanctuary, process to the historic graveyard, led by the bagpiper, where many Maryland governors, veterans of Revolutionary, Civil, and War of 1812 are buried, and conclude with tea in Whatley Hall behind the church.

All are welcome to the free event.

The schedule for celebration:

1 p.m. — Meet in the sanctuary for history of the stained glass windows, silver and the structure itself.

2:30 p.m. — Venture into the graveyard for a self-guided tour or with guides to lend additional points of interest.

3 p.m. — The tour moves into Whatley Hall (adjacent to the graveyard) for authentic Scottish shortbread (recipe passed down in Christ Church), and assorted sweets and savory hors d’oeuvres.

The church is located at 601 Church Street in Cambridge. For further information, please contact the church at 410-228-3161, or go to www.christchurch cambridge.org.

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