A Community of Faith:

Baptismal font and cover, St Luke's Episcopal Church

We come from many backgrounds, have varied points of view, and are in different places in our spiritiual journey. We share a common desire to enter more deeply into the life God has for us in Christ Jesus.
As His disciples, our mission is to know and follow Christ, making Him known by loving God and loving our neighbors.

Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. Worship with us Sundays at 9:30 AM and take a step toward renewal, toward living life abundantly, and toward The Way of Love.

In Jesus, we find that the nature of God is Love.

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are united by faith in a loving God...

The Rev Marianne Sorge Ell

Our Pastor:

Prior to relocating to Seaford, The Reverend Marianne S. Ell served two churches in North Dakota from 1995 to 2013 - St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Williston, ND and St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Cartwright, ND.

Pastor Ell served as chaplain for Bayleigh Chase, a continuing care retirement community in Easton, MD. She is also a leader in the Episcopal Church nationally, serving in CREDO, a health and wellness program for active and retired clergy.

Pastor Ell was born in North Dakota, but grew up in Brazil and Maryland's Eastern Shore. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She enjoys coaching volleyball, basketball and soccer, as well as walking, traveling, reading, photography and scrap booking.

Our Governance:

In the Episcopal Church, the governing body of a local church is called the Vestry. A vestry is an elected group of parish members who oversee the church and its operations.

Vestry members are elected at each Annual Meeting, by active members of the church to three-year terms. The roles currently served by the Vestry of St Luke's are:

Senior Warden
Junior Warden, Finance Committee
Front Door Ministry
Pastoral Care

Positions appointed by the Vestry are:

Treasurer, and Parish Administrator
Finance Committee Chair
Delegates to Annual Dioc. Convention
Alternate Delegates


WHEN: February 25th, 2024
(Immediately following 9:30 am service)

Lunch will be served:

WHERE: St Luke's Parish House
202 North Street, Seaford, DE

St Luke's Episcopal Church
has deep roots in the history
of Delaware - and of America!

The origin of this parish can be traced to 1704 when a log chapel known as St. Mary’s was constructed on Chapel Branch in Northwest Fork Hundred.

The devastating impact of the Revolution on the Church of England in America contributed to the discontinuation of services there by the early 1800s. In 1835, the Rev. Corry Chambers was sent to the Seaford area by the Diocese of Delaware. Finding St. Mary’s in ruins, he organized St. Luke’s from the remnants of the former congregation. Services were held for a time in Union Meeting House at High and Church Streets.

This site was donated by Dr. John Gibbons, and construction of the present church was begun in 1838. On May 28, 1843, St. Luke’s was formally consecrated by Bishop Alfred Lee.

The church was remodeled and enlarged in 1886. Facilities were further expanded with the completion of a Parish House in 1931.

Prominent citizens interred in the adjoining graveyard include Major General Jesse Green (War of 1812); William H. Ross, Governor of Delaware (1851-1855); and Edward L. Martin, member of the United States House of Representatives (1879-1883).

St. Luke’s Protestant Episcopal Church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

The church is a two-story, brick Gothic Revival style building. It has a one-story chancel and crenellated three-story Norman tower. It features stained glass lancet windows. Concrete buttresses were installed in 1943.

Follow the link above, to find all the information you'll need for visiting St Luke's in person, and for contacting our church office.