Welcome to St. Martin’s & St. Luke’s

Worship Times and Locations

Worship Services

All in-person worship services have been suspended until further notice, due to COVID-19.

 

Sundays at 10am! – Worship & Fellowship Online 

Join us each Sunday at 10am as we gather online as the body of Christ for the worship of God!  Worship with us and stay afterward for a time of reconnecting and fellowship. All are welcome!!

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:

Evening Prayer – 2nd & 4th Thursdays

Our next Evening Prayer (online) service will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021 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.

We use the same phone number and computer/smart device video link each Thursday. Note, it is the same phone number and computer/smart device video link for Zoom that we use for Sunday morning worship. Please see the Zoom information listed for Sunday morning services.

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
James Julius
Eloise Paterson, Esq., Parish Attorney

Parish History

The 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.

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.