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Father David Beresford has been the interim rector at St. Martha’s since 2020. He was previously Interim Rector at St. Barnabas and before that, he was Rector of the Church of the Redeemer, Springfield, Pa.

Father David lives in Wilmington with his wife Ruth, who is also a priest. He has two grown children, Thomas and Julian, who live in England and two stepchildren, Matt and Sarah. For relaxation he enjoys music, reading, walking, golf, conversation, and friendship.

Father David's Message

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Last month two seminarians from Virginia Episcopal Seminary made a special journey from Alexandria VA to Wilmington DE. The reason? To attend a service of the Holy Eucharist at Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Wilmington. It turns out the Diocese ...

Christians have traditionally been held to a higher standard than other folk, and with good reason. The world has need for the authentic witness of practicing Christians who, by their words and actions, foster unity and encourage reconciliation. This...

By far the best known psalm is the 23rd Psalm, which has this memorable opening line, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” You can turn to this psalm at any time of your life, but it has a special gift in time......

Earlier this month Hurricane Isaias swept through Bethany Beach. I remember being awakened early on Tuesday morning by a loud sequence of horn blasts which appeared to be emanating from my iphone; the accompanying message advised me to go to the base...

Do you remember the last time you were in church for a baptism service? I’m guessing it was a while ago. Last Saturday, I had the privilege of attending a baptism for the first time in ages. The candidate was about to experience two life-changing.....