St Mary's Episcopal Church-Manhattanville is one of the oldest ongoing faith communities in Harlem. For over 180 years, St. Mary's has been enacting faith-filled responses to the needs of our neighborhood, city, nation and world. It is a vibrant and diverse community, within which radical hospitality and inspired joy are felt.
St. Mary's is the "I am not afraid" church, standing up as a community of faith in West Harlem to pursue justice and peace or the poor and oppressed, to pray for those at risk, and to put into practice the message of the Gospel by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Interns are able to join ongoing church programs such as:
- St Mary's Food Pantry and Homeless Hunger Outreach.
- Episcopal Church Women, who hold parties for neighborhood children.
- Homeless Church in Marcus Garvey Park (Ecclesia Ministries).
- Friday evening Movie Night welcoming all individuals and neighbors.
St. Mary's is also at the center of New York City's faith-based witness against torture and capital punishment, in support of people living with HIV/AIDS, and for Environmental Justice initiatives. St. Mary's has long been a leader in community organizing toward preserving Harlem's unique culture and community.
For more information, we invite you to explore St. Mary's website: