Welcome to Emmanuel Episcopal Church located in downtown Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
We hope that as you look through our website, you will find the answers to your questions about us, our ministries and our worship services. We gather as a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Easton to serve God through worship, stewardship and outreach, and look forward to greeting you in person.


Our Twenty-fifth Concert Season opens Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. with an organ concert performance by Clive Harries who performed the final concert of our First  Concert Season in the spring of 1994. His program will be a musical tour of Europe, including Franck’s Chorale No.3 in A minor, arrangements of music by Elgar, and works by Sweelinck, Bach, Buxtehude, Stanford and Herbert Howells.

Clive’s organ studies were principally at Eton College with Philip Moore, who became Organist at York Minster, and at King’s College, Cambridge, where he studied with Sir David Willcocks for his Fellowship Diploma of the Royal College of Organists.  He won an Open Choral Scholarship, sang in the world-famous choir for 4 years, studied for his MA degree, diplomas and teaching qualifications, and formed a King’s Pre-prandial Society which still exists today.

Post-Cambridge he worked in the professional singing, conducting and organ playing world, became Organist and Master of the Choristers at Christchurch Priory, a teacher at renowned independent schools, a music examiner and conductor.  Presently, he sings in Ripon Cathedral and York Minster, and periodically assists locally with organ playing in Ripon and Middlesbrough Cathedrals, as well as international travels and performances.  Please join us in welcoming Clive Harries back to Emmanuel on October 13, and consider joining us for every concert of this special 25th Anniversary Season! Individual tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 each, or $85 for a 2017-18 season subscription. There will be a reception in the Parish Hall following the concert.