The first rector of St. John’s, a strong opponent of slavery, planned and built this multiracial parish in 1826,
while slavery continued to be the law of the state of New York.
We remain a multiracial community, welcoming all people and rejoicing in our diversity of
age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and cultural background, as we join the wider church
in seeking to restore all people to unity with God and each other through Christ.
We are committed to serve God and one another through the beauty of Anglo-Catholic worship, outreach to
our community, education of ourselves and our children, and engaging warm fellowship.
We seek new ideas and opinions of visitors and new members to our community, remembering that in
welcoming the stranger, we are welcoming Christ. You will find a warm welcome here at St. John's
and we invite you to participate fully in our life of worship and service.