Spiritual Baltimore

  • Baltimore has deep and varied religious traditions. It is home to the oldest Catholic cathedral in the United States, the Baltimore Basilica.
  • The historic First Unitarian Church is the site of William Ellery Channing's famous sermon defining the Unitarian religion.
  • Northwest Baltimore is the site of several thriving predominantly Jewish neighborhoods.
  • The Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, the Mother Church of American Methodism, is located in Baltimore just north of downtown.
  • St. Francis Xavier Church was the first African American Catholic community in the United States.
  • St Luke's Episcopal church was established in 1857 and still operates in its original Gothic Revival structure, registered with the National Register of Historic Places.

    Numerous other churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship offer spiritual guidance and community.