We are an open and inclusive faith community, dedicated to serving Jesus Christ and embracing our baptismal vows. Among us you will find seekers and spiritual explorers, dedicated disciples and faithful Christians from many backgrounds. We believe questions are essential to living faithfully. We value our connectedness to one another, expressed through worship and relational ministries. We pray for the grace to reflect God’s kingdom in the world around us, striving to work for justice and provide sustenance to those in need.

The parish was founded in 1844 and continues to be a visible sign of God’s presence in our neighborhood and beyond. Wherever you find yourself spiritually, we invite you to come as you are.  Our worship is traditional, our minds are open and our hearts engaged. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the vibrant community that is the Church of the Holy Apostles. Please join us as we celebrate God’s abundant creation and our common life in Christ!

Blessings and Peace,

The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson
Rector, Church of the Holy Apostles
Executive Director, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

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Mission Statement

Sustained by God’s love, we welcome all.

Nourished by Christ’s compassion we feed the hungry, work for justice, and care for one another.

Enlivened by the Holy Spirit we celebrate sacred mystery through prayer, worship, and music.

Adopted June 20, 2019

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Soup Kitchen

Founded in 1982, the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is currently the largest emergency feeding program in New York City and in the Episcopal Church nationally. Housed within the nave of the Church, the Soup Kitchen serves over 1,200 meals every weekday and offers counseling and referral services to help the guests break the cycle of hunger, poverty, and despair.

Holy Apostles recognizes the vital importance of providing basic nourishment to those who are hungry — but much more is needed. Together with the solidarity and commitment of our staff and volunteers, Holy Apostles strives to be a gateway to positive change in the lives of the people it serves.

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Music at Holy Apostles

Music — a medium that can cut quickly to the soul — commands a strong presence at the Church of the Holy Apostles.

Whether on special events or less solemn occasions, much of the Church’s musical attention is focused on the choir and the van den Heuvel organ, a spectacular instrument that replaced the hand-made Casavant Freres organ destroyed by a fire in 1990.

What makes Holy Apostles special is the people – I really enjoy the conversations I have with guests when I come here.

Volunteer Joyce

It’s like a big extended family and it’s wonderful to be part of it.

Donor Joanne DeLuca

I Can’t Say Enough About This Place. It Helps So Much