Welcome to St. John's
Welcome to St. John's Episcopal Church! We invite all to join us at any of our worship services, and it is our hope that you will find a spiritual home here.
Our mission as a parish church is
- to seek and serve Christ in all persons
- to be a place where everyone is welcomed
- to be a community in which each person is invited to spiritual challenge and growth
- to connect with one another and with God
- to be a place where we are given solace and strength
- and to be sent out into the world to serve.
Life is short and we have not too much time to gladden the hearts of those who are traveling life’s way with us. So be swift to love, and make haste to be kind. – Based on a prayer by Henri-Frederic Amiel
Get to know the clergy and staff at St. John's! For After-Hours Buildings & Grounds Emergencies, call:
John Papa, Cemetery Superintendent at (516) 524-6391
St. John's Episcopal Church was the first religious institution to be established in Cold Spring Harbor. The first Episcopalian services were held in the little 18th century school house just above the site of the present church. The very first Vestry minutes, written in fine script on September 4, 1831, lists the founders who pledged $2,000 to build a new church. John Hewlett Jo…Read More »
by Walter D. Kolos, Church Historian
The stained glass windows at St. John's Church are perhaps the most famous of the parish's many treasures. Starting in the late nineteenth century, stained glass windows began to appear in the church, and by the turn of the twentieth century there was a full complement of leaded glass work in place.
The influences of the Oxford Movement which be…Read More »