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 priorities as a parish church are
- compelling and beautiful worship
- supporting our families across the life-cycle
- reaching out to our to neighbors in need
- becoming more connected community
- stewardship of our natural environment
We hope you will join us in worship and fellowship and encounter the transforming love of God which we seek to cultivate and share.
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
Cover photo by Sean Mills
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
Members of the vestry, along with the rector, serve as spiritual leaders in our congregation. They are entrusted with the mission of the congregation, called to offer their gifts for ministry to the sacred task of fulfilling God’s call. Rather than a representative for a constituency, they are trustees and stewards of the congregation.Read More »
Located on Route 25A Laurel Hollow, Syosset New York 11724 (approximately one mile west of St. John's Church).
Mailing address: Post Office Box 114, Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724
Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gates open: Daylight hours, 7 days a week
At St. John's is the newsletter of St. John's Church, featuring upcoming events, clergy reflections, and more. It is published weekly during the Church year, and monthly during the summer.
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 »