A Brief History


Welcome to St. Paul’s Church, affectionately known as Old St. Paul’s, in downtown Baltimore. We hope you find your time here to be historically stimulating and spiritually refreshing. Old St. Paul’s is a special place, a parish with a rich history and a vibrant present, and we are pleased to share this sacred space with you. We offer this self-guided walking tour so that you can experience the beauty and history of the parish at your own pace.

Before you begin the tour, you may wish to take a moment to acclimate yourself to this historic place of worship. You may find it helpful first to take a seat in one of the pews and read the following history of Old St. Paul’s. As you set out on this journey through the church building, we hope you enjoy your tour.

“The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love. The Church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members.” -The Book of Common Prayer, 1979

As we seek to be a healing and reconciling force in the world, we ask how we can break down the barriers that prevent people from seeing that they are united by God’s love?