Welcome to St. Martin’s & St. Luke’s

Worship Times and Locations

Sunday Worship Time – 10:30AM!

St. Martin’s & St. Luke’s has joined with our sister parish, St. Mary’s Church (Manhattanville), for joint worship during the seasons of Advent, Christmastide and Epiphany. Worship will begin at 10:30am and masks will be required for in-person worship.

Please note that for the remainder of the month of January, worship will be held online only, including dial-in option, due to the sharp increase of COVID19 cases locally.

To Join Worship by Phone Dial-in

Dial by your location

        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 700 867 563

Passcode: 820010

To Join Worship using Zoom via Computer or Smart Device

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/700867563?pwd=SGVaa0NmaHQ5RWxoTWErNHlLdmtOdz09

Meeting ID: 700 867 563

Passcode: praise

To Join Worship via Facebook

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/St.Marys.Harlem   (to view by Facebook Live)

 

 

Evening Prayer – 2nd & 4th Thursdays

Our next Evening Prayer (online) service will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 5:30pm. This brief service of Evening Prayer is offered every second and fourth Thursday of the month, typically according to the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church. Join in community with others as we pause in the early evening to give thanks to God for the day that has past as well as offer our petitions and concerns for the world.

Please note that we will now be using the following information to worship on Zoom:

        Join by Phone:

Dial: 1 646 876 9923 (New York)

Meeting ID: 989 6756 6742

Passcode:  537732

 

      Join by Computer/Smart device:

Staff

Rev. Patrick Williams, Priest-in-Charge Ellen Aryiku, Office Administrator Stefanie Skerritt, Church School Supt. Walter Thomas, Senior Acolyte

Administrative Authority

Japhet Aryiku Lindsay Brooks Sandra Francis Eloise Paterson, Esq., Parish Attorney

A Very Brief Parish History

The St. Martin’s Church building was erected in 1886 by the architect William A. Potter. It was then known as Holy Trinity Church.  In April of 1925, fire destroyed Holy Trinity, only the four walls surviving. That congregation decided to move to Inwood, and the Lenox Avenue property was deeded to the Diocese of New York. St. Martin’s was organized as a mission in 1928 and the first services were held in the Little Theater in February. Under the sponsorship of the City Mission Society and with the support of Bishop William T. Manning, St. Martin’s grew rapidly in the 1930s. It was active in the community, concentrating on the elimination of racial discriminatory practices by Harlem stores on West 125th Street. A federal credit union was established in 1937. Disaster struck in January of 1939 when the church was again ravaged by fire. Under the leadership of Dr., John H. Johnson, St. Martin’s was rebuilt once more. It was incorporated in March of 1940 and later that year admitted into the Diocese of New York as an independent parish. Throughout its history St. Martin’s has remained first and foremost a spiritual hub with a Christ centered focus, yet propelled by this focus to be a center for community gathering, empowerment, and advocacy, as well as a promoter of the arts in the Village of Harlem.

St. Luke’s Church, located on Convent Avenue and 141st Street, was consolidated with St. Martin’s in 1942, with one vestry and one Rector serving both congregations. The current edifice was built in 1892. Dr. Isaac Tuttle was the Rector of St. Luke’s, on Hudson Street, and it was through his efforts that the new church building and congregation were established on Convent Avenue. Under the leadership of the late Rector Emeritus, Rev. David Johnson who served as Chaplain for the City College of New York (CCNY) an emphasis was placed on educational outreach. Succeeding the Rev. David Johnson was the Rev. Johan Johnson, who continued this tradition of emphasizing education. In 1991, he founded a middle school tutoring program, St. Luke’s Saturday School, which led directly to the establishment of a primary school in 2004, Harlem Episcopal School, now known as Harlem Academy. In 2015, the remaining members of St. Luke’s Church ceased to hold worship in their beloved edifice and chose to join their sisters and brothers at St. Martin’s Church to continue their worship and witness.