Thursday, November 22, 2018

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Brewster to Close Its Doors

From New York-

For 138 years, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church has served the community. In addition to the ongoing costs of maintaining the church, St. Andrew's Church is old and is in need of many repairs. The small parish is unable to financial meet these demands and a decision has been made to close their doors on a date yet to be determined. The building and the property are owned by the Episcopal Diocese of NY and they will be making the decisions on what will be done with the church. The church has commitments until the end of April with the Brewster Emergency Shelter - so the church will not close immediately.

"We've been lacking a continuous spiritual leadership for the past 8 years when the last rector left," explained Paolo Rossi Junior Warden of St. Andrew's. "Currently, the priest-in-charge is Rev. Juan Francisco Perez, Jr who is leading the Harlem Valley Ministries. The Ministry is made up of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Brewster, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Pawling, and MESA in Dover Plains."

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