U.S. Mail Address

P.O. Box 177

Smithsburg,MD 21783

Email - asksaintannes@outlook.com

Frequently Asked Questions


9 Maple Ave., Smithsburg, MD 21783.

What time does service start?

Service begins at 10 a.m. each Sunday morning.

Are families with small children welcome?

Absolutely! We are a family-friendly congregation!  Your are welcome to keep your babies and children with you throughout the service.  We also have Sunday School for school age children. ( No nursery)

What should I expect when I visit St. Anne' s Church?

You should expect a warm  friendly greeting, and a traditional Episcopal service, followed by fellowship and refreshments in the Parish House.  As one parishioner so eloquently remarked: ''Before church we speak to God, during the service God speaks to us, and after the service we speak with each other."

If I have never been to an Episcopal service, how will I know what to do?

We understand that not everyone who visits our church will be familiar with the service.  It is okay if you choose to observe a few services before participating.  We  do distribute a bulletin  on Sunday  with the order of worship  which includes the page numbers  where the various parts of the service are located.  We utilize the  "Book of Common Prayer"  ( a red book found in  the pew rack),  the  1982 Episcopal Hymnal, and  often the LEVAS songbook.  If you ever find yourself lost at any point, the person next to you will be more then happy to help.  We love having visitors and will do all we can to  make you feel comfortable .

Who is allowed to take Holy Communion?

Everyone is invited to take Communion  at  St. Anne's.  If you do not wish to take communion you may stay seated, or come the  altar for a blessing.  Children are also invited to share communion and  join us after  Children's Christian Education in time to participate.  (If you feel your child is too young to understand Communion, you may choose to bring him or her to the altar to receive a blessing.)

How can I get involved with St. Anne's?

We  always welcome the gift  of our members' time and talent  in many areas of our church life, such as:

Acolyte, Altar Guild, Lay Reader, Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM), Fellowship Hour Host/Hostess, Community Outreach, Advisory Board Member,  Children's Christian Education Teacher, Teller, Bulletin Preparation, Usher and Property care.  We also have many functions during the year that  require volunteer assistance  ( i.e - gardening, Canterbury Christmas Faire, seasonal decorating, etc.).

Is Saint Anne's Church Handicapped Accessible?

Yes, our church building  has a wide inclined walkway to the entrance and the Parish House has ramped entry  as well as a handicap accommodating restroom.