About BCM

Our Mission

Brandywine Collaborative Ministries (BCM) is a partnership of three congregations: Grace Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church of the Ascension, and Calvary-Hillcrest Episcopal Church. As partners with God and each other in mission to God’s world, we faithfully strive to:

  •   Live into and spread the Good News of God in Christ.
  •   Develop together relevant and vital ministries to reach Brandywine Hundred and beyond.
  •   Strengthen the mission and ministry of our three congregations.

How to Live Life Unafraid

Wednesdays in Lent beginning March 13 from 6-8:15 pm

BCM Presents:  

Adam Hamilton's video study with a simple meal, followed by a brief worship and stimulating discussion

3/20 at Calvary Episcopal, 304 Lore Ave

3/27 at Grace Episcopal, 4900 Concord Pike

4/3 at Church of Ascension, 3717 Philadelphia Pike

4/10 at St. Mark's Lutheran, 501 Duncan Road

Holy Week

Palm Sunday, April 14

Regular eucharists at all BCM churches

Maundy Thursday: April 18

  • 7 pm Eucharist @  Church of the Ascension              3717 Philadephia Pike, Claymont DE

Good Friday: April 19

  •   12 pm @ Grace Episcopal    
  •   7 pm @ Calvary Episcopal

Easter Sunday: April 21

Regular eucharists at all BCM services - See Below

BCM Earth Day

Saturday, April 6

Church of the Ascension 3717 Philadelphia Pike Claymont DE

11 am Joanne Rosenbaum will speak followed by lunch

No Charge

Joanne Rosenbaum of Red Hill Farm, a community supported agriculture farm (CSA)  supported and run by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia in Aston PA will speak.

Church of the Ascension, 3717 Philadelphia Pike

Fridays in Lent - Stations of the Cross 12 pm in the Sanctuary

Worship: 8:00 am
Holy Eucharist (without music)

9:45 am Sunday School

10:00 am 
Holy Eucharist with Choir

Summer Schedule 6/16 - 9/1 Holy Eucharist @ 9:00 am

Calvary Church, Hillcrest, 304 Lore Avenue

Worship: 10:00 am
Holy Eucharist with Choir

Morning Prayer: 1st Wed of each month at 10:00 am

Taizé Service: 3rd Wed of each month at 7:00 pm in Guild Room.

Grace Episcopal Church, 4900 Concord Pike

Worship: 8:30 am
Holy Eucharist (without music)

10:30 am
Holy Eucharist with Choir and Sunday School

Summer Schedule 6/16 - 9/1 Holy Eucharist @ 9:30 am

BCM Family Worship for Kids & Adults of All Ages

April 12 6-7:30 at St. Mark's Lutheran - 501 Duncan Road

Grace Episcopal Church

Episcopal Church of the Ascension

Calvary Hillcrest Episcopal Church

About Grace

Grace Episcopal Church

We are a tree of life rooted in God's love branching out to embrace all.

Our mission is to be a wellspring of spiritual sustenance, providing support for faith, friendship, and service within the Brandywine Hundred Community.

About Ascension

Episcopal Church of the Ascension

Whatever your background, you have a place with us. We are a congregation drawn from many ethnic, theological, economic, and political backgrounds. Our congregation welcomes diversity within our midst, just as our Creator has celebrated diversity. We truly are a house of prayer for all people!

About Calvary

Calvary Episcopal Church, Hillcrest

Calvary Episcopal Church is located just north of Wilmington, Delaware and just south of Bellefonte. We are a Christian community in the American Episcopal tradition. We welcome all people and seek to live as faithful witnesses to the message of Christ through worship and through service to others, reflecting the manifest glory of God.

Please look around our website and feel at home. We have been a vibrant part of the community in North Wilmington, Delaware, near Bellefonte, for over 150 years.

Message from The Reverend

The Rev. Dr. Ketlen A. Solak

Thank you for visiting the Brandywine Collaborative Ministries Website. We hope that you will gain a sense of the scope of the ministries of the three Episcopal Churches who function as equal partners in this new and innovative approach to ministry in the Diocese of Delaware.

The prayer of our congregations at Church of the Ascension, Calvary, and Grace is for God to guide us so that we may grow stronger in service to our community and share the love of Jesus Christ, our redeemer, steadfast companion, and chief partner in ministry.
We hope that you will consider coming in person for a visit at any one of our three churches to worship with us on a Sunday morning. You can find out more information about each church through the links provided at this site. It would be our privilege to welcome you.


The Rev. Dr. Ketlen A. Solak
BCM Covenant Rector

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