Photograph by Carl Divito

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
A Traditional Anglo- Catholic Parish

Where Everyone is Welcome
225 St. Paul's Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10304

Sunday Mass Schedule:
Sung Mass 10:15 am

All Are Welcome.

Welcome to St. Paul's Memorial church, one of the oldest Anglo-Catholic Episcopal parishes in New York city. We are located in the landmarked "Mud Lane" section of Stapleton, an ethnically and culturally diverse neighborhood near the Staten Island ferry. Our beautiful church and rectory are triple landmarked Gothic Revival structures nestled among some of the finest examples of Victorian residential architecture. Our parish grounds are also home to a large award winning garden...a quiet place to come and be close to God. And we're as beautiful on the inside as we are on the outside. We warmly invite you to come visit us as we explore the Holy Mysteries of Christ and serve the community in love and fellowship with one another.

Fall/Winter 2014 Services at St. Paul's

Christ the King - Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 10:15am

First Sunday of Advent- Sunday, Nov. 30th, 10:15 am

Evensong and Benediction- Sunday, Nov. 30th 4pm

Annual Lessons and Carols -Sunday, Dec. 21 at 4:00 p.m.  

Christmas Eve  at 10:30PM

Christmas Day at  10:15 am

Sunday January 25th   Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul 10:15 am

Healing Prayer with Anointing
On the last Sunday of each month, anyone wishing to receive anointing with Holy Oil for healing of body, mind, and spirit, is invited to come to the side chapel immediately after receiving communion. This is an important ministry at St. Paul's, and we are happy to be able to begin once again to pray for one another in this way. If there is someone in your life who feel might benefit from this special ministry, please invite them to come for prayer and anointing.

Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed.  -James 5: 13-16


The St.Paul's Family

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Church Rededication and Blessing the Rectory

Here are some pictures of the rededication of our church and blessing of our rectory. It is truly a new season of blessings at St. Paul's. We would like to express our gratitude to everyone in attendance and to all who participated in making this such a wonderful occasion. And a very special thanks go to The Right Reverend Andrew M. L. Dietsche, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, for his inspiring words of support and his blessings. We warmly invite everyone to join us for worship and fellowship on Sunday mornings at 10:15 and to share in this new beginning in the life of our parish. 

A New Season At St. Paul’s

We are very happy to be able to share good news of some significant happenings at St. Paul's:

Work was completed in July to replace the roof of the church and parish hall with a Landmarks Conservancy approved 50yr. shingle that has the dimensional look of a slate roof. Copper step flashing has also been installed. It's been a long time coming and it looks beautiful. We are very grateful to all of our friends who have contributed to this project through our capital campaign. This work will help to ensure that St. Paul's will be here to serve the community as a place of worship and spiritual transformation for many years to come.

In addition, restoration work has been completed on the interior of the church in the areas that had been impacted by roof leaks. Crumbled stone, plaster and flaking paint have been removed and the damage has been repaired and painted. Our sanctuary area is particularly beautiful and to be able to have it restored in this way so that we can all experience its beauty as part of our worship is very exciting. We hope you'll visit us for worship and fellowship on a Sunday morning in the near future. We feel strongly that this physical act of restoration and transformation will permeate the spiritual life of the parish as we move forward. It's an exciting time to become a member of the St. Paul's family!

And there is more.

Significant interior work has been completed in the rectory to make the living space ready for interns from The New York Intern Program, who will be living in our rectory until August 2014, ( Both full bathrooms have been gutted and completely redone. All three bedrooms have brand new walls and ceilings, new baseboards have been installed, walls, ceilings and trim have been painted and new lighting and flooring has been installed. In addition, we have reconfigured our kitchen space and gut renovated the second floor hallway.

These young people have committed one year of their life to live here on Staten Island to work with the Episcopal Diocese of New York's Staten Island Coordinator for Disaster Response as site supervisors. They will be trained in disaster response ministry and assume leadership roles as they supervise volunteer church groups from around the country who will be rebuilding homes devastated by hurricane Sandy. They will also spend a portion of their time together engaged in spiritual formation in addition to their service to the community. We are very happy to be able to partner with NYIP as a new site for their program. Please join us as we welcome these NYIP interns to Staten Island. If you would like to contribute to this program in any way, please contact us via phone or email or send your gift of support via regular mail. If you would like to contribute directly to the New York Intern Program, please click their link above for information.

Our sincere thanks go to The Right Reverend Andrew M. L. Dietsche, Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of New York; The Reverend Stephen Harding, the Disaster Response Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of New York; Darrell Hayes, Staten Island Coordinator; The Reverend Stephanie Shockley, Director of the New York Intern Program; Sarah Nazimova-Baum, Chaplain and Worksite Liaison for the New York Intern Program, The Richmond County Interparish Council, The Reverend Canon Patricia Mitchell, Canon for Christian Formation, Episcopal Diocese of New York; Episcopal Charities and The Reverend Sam Smith; Episcopal Relief and Development, Trinity Wall Street and The Wardens, Vestry, Congregation and Friends of St. Paul’s Church. Without the input, support, prayer and encouragement from everyone listed here, none of the good things mentioned above would have been possible. These projects and their successful implementation are a sure testimony to the infinite grace of God and the faithfulness of his people.