St. John's is a vibrant community of folks who gather on Sundays and throughout the week to carry out our mission and ministry in the city of New Rochelle and beyond.
Once purely a "local" church known as "the little church on the hill," our members now travel from as far away as The Bronx, Queens, and Brewster, to participate in our unique way of proclaiming what we believe as Episcopalians in the Diocese of New York. And we are so fortunate to be able to proclaim and live out God's word in a beautiful chapel and parish hall set on six acres. Our chapel, built in 1859, has been the church home to Norman Rockwell, among other New Rochelle notables.
We are proud of our 157-year history, but we are especially proud to say that in 2016 we are an "open church" that constantly and purposefully seeks to create a living community, welcoming everyone regardless of their denominational background or their faith tradition (or lack of one). We hope you'll join us on Sunday mornings 10:30 a.m., with Sunday school, or for one of our tag sales or fundraisers that are listed on our events page. We can promise you one thing: It won't be dull!
Lanny Miller and Scott Meyer
Congratulations to our New Rector,
the Rev. Jennie Talley
St. John's Wilmot Episcopal Church in New Rochelle is privileged to announce that our Priest-in-Charge, the Rev. Jennie Talley, has answered our call to become the 20th Rector of our church. This call was approved unanimously by our Vestry, as prescribed by the Episcopal Diocese of New York.
Rev. Talley began work as our part-time Priest-in-Charge in October 2014. She soon got to know the people of St. John's and worked with the Vestry in cutting expenses and bringing in new sources of income. She is invigorating our worship services, promoting our music program, deepening the spiritual life of our congregation, overseeing necessary improvements to the church buildings and grounds, and continues to seek ways in which St. John’s can serve the wider community. It became obvious to the Vestry that a full-time Rector was needed to perform the necessary duties of the parish.
Rev. Talley graduated cum laude from General Theological Seminary in New York City in 2014 with a Master of Divinity, a Certificate in Spiritual Direction, and an award for Pastoral Care. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Irvine, in biology. Prior to her call to ordained ministry, Rev. Talley worked for many years in the health-care field in sales and management.
She is committed to our parish, to the Episcopal Church, to the community of New Rochelle, and to a life deeply rooted in faith. She is a consensus-builder who seeks to bridge differences. Her relationship with the people of St. John's Wilmot parish is loving and strong.
Our call to Rev. Talley to become our Rector reflects our appreciation for the pastoral care, organizational skills, and spiritual guidance she has provided to the parish over the past year and a half.
We are on the path of a wonderful new journey as we continue with our enthusiastic commitment of welcoming all to join us, wherever they might be on their own spiritual path. Our worship service is on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Choir practice is on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., no experience is necessary, and all are welcome.
St. John's Wilmot Episcopal Church
11 Wilmot Road
New Rochelle, NY 10804