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Where the Potomac & the Chesapeake meet

Christ Episcopal Church (King and Queen Parish)

Built of red brick with Flemish bond and glazed headers, significant interior features include a semi-circular chancel, arched ceiling, crowned columns, and boxed pews. During the War of 1812, the British vandalized the village of Chaptico, doing extensive damage to Christ Church and desecrating its cemetery. Several members of the Francis Scott Key family are buried in the Key Family vault. The church is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Religious Heritage

Built of brick in a Flemish bond pattern with glazed headers in 1763, significant interior features include a semi-circular chancel, arched ceiling, crowned columns, and boxed pews. During the War of 1812, the British sailed up the Potomac River, vandalized the village of Chaptico, dug up graves, and stabled their horses inside the church. Several members of the Francis Scott Key family are buried in the Key Family vault. National Register of Historic Places.

War of 1812

Eleven days after raiding Leonardtown, the British raid Chaptico.  Troops destroyed homes and tobacco warehouses and vandalized the church including the Key Family vault.  Learn more about the story at the wayside marker at the postcard-perfect country church.

Meeting and Event Facilities

The Parish Hall is a lovely reception space located on a country road in the village of Chaptico, backing to a forest. It's ideal for the bride looking for style and economy. The banquet space, painted in soft earth tones, can seat 135 at round tables and chairs supplied by the church. Have that special first dance on the gleaming hardwood floor! The Christ Church parish hall has a full, generously sized kitchen and immaculate rest rooms. There is an ample paved parking lot and a large grassy area for overflow parking. The green space around the parish hall is ideal for warm-weather outdoor weddings as well. This sweet country setting is very convenient, just off Route 234, 10 minutes from Leonardtown, 25 minutes from La Plata.

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23115 Leonard Hall Dr.
P.O. Box 653
Leonardtown, MD 20650

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