Church of the Holy Apostles

The church is a center of worship, prayer, justice and community for everyone. No matter who you are, where you come from, or where you find yourself on your journey, you are welcome here. 

Support the Church of the Holy Apostles in 2022 

Watch our Stewardship address by Patrizia Eakins on October 24, 2021 here.

To view our 2021-2022 Stewardship letter, click here. To download a 2022 pledge card, click here.

OUR SUPPORT

Celebrating over 175 years of worship and service in the Chelsea Community.

We’re here to support you in faith. Whether you’re looking to discover, renew, affirm or deepen your understanding of Christ, the Church of the Holy Apostles offers a spiritual home for all people.

Blessing and peace,
The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson

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

Join our worship community online and in person. 

Holy Eucharist | Sunday 9AM (on site)
Holy Eucharist | Sunday 11AM (on site & via Livestream)
Insight | Tuesday 6:15PM (on Zoom)
Morning Prayer and Bible Study | Wednesday 8:30AM (on Zoom)
Compline | Thursday 9PM (on Zoom)

Adopted June 20, 2019

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.

New to the Church?

We have made it easy for newcomers to understand what Holy Apostles is all about, and how our community may fit with your needs and interests.

FOR NEWCOMERS
THE LATEST — CLERGY PULPIT POSTS

Weekly posts from our clergy, expanding on the liturgical topic of focus from the week’s Sunday services.

More Blessed to Give… | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

More Blessed to Give… | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

One of the anecdotes that gets trucked out when churches ask for money describes someone who has died and approaches the pearly gates with great expectations. The deceased sees St. Peter standing sentry, and immediately launches in on a list of their virtues. On and on they go, including every good deed, every generous thought. Finally, St. Peter has had enough. “I don’t need to hear any of this,” he says. “Just show me your bank statement and I will have all the information I need.”

            We are often reminded that the subjects of money, possessions, and allocation of resources are mentioned twice as much as any other topics in Scripture. One third of Jesus’ parables have something to do with making right use of our gifts—all of them, financial and otherwise. And “right use,” in biblical terms, is always connected to our trust and faith in God as well as our commitment to justice and support both of those we love and those among us who struggle….

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The End/The Beginning | The Rev. Robert A. Jacobs, Deacon

The End/The Beginning | The Rev. Robert A. Jacobs, Deacon

We’re getting closer to the end of our church year. In fact in a few Sundays, it will be the beginning of the Advent season. The Church’s New Year.

In our Gospel lesson for this Sunday Christ disciples make reference to the large buildings, temples if you will, to which Christ tells them “not one stone will be left here upon another, all will be thrown down.” The end of things as they see them or as some would say the end of times as you know them….

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X Marks the Spot | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

X Marks the Spot | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

In her book Illuminated Life: Monastic Wisdom for Seekers of Light, Benedictine author and contemplative Joan Chittister works through an alphabet of words meant to open up reflection on holy living day to day. Each short meditation offers a word, followed by a story from the Desert Fathers and Mothers, followed by an application of the word and the story to modernity….

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SERMONS

Listen to our sermons on-demand.

We record our sermons every Sunday and make them available on-demand on Soundcloud for you to enjoy from anywhere on any device.

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Music

Music at Holy Apostles

Music is a vital aspect of the experience at the Church of Holy Apostles, immersing visitors in the moment and helping them connect with each other in an atmosphere imbued with the Holy Spirit

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Support our congregational activities, including our weekly Sunday services—music, fellowship, our landmark building, and more.

Use our easyTithe portal for all offerings to the church, including pledge payments and individual church programs. If you are trying to donate to the meal and social service programs of Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, click here.

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HISTORY

A Rich History

Learn about the history of Holy Apostles dating back to 1844, the building, and our tradition of outreach to those in need through the years.

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Host your next event at Holy Apostles

Our historic building and grounds enhance celebratory gatherings of all types with a rich spirit of tradition and beauty.

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CLERGY, STAFF AND VESTRY
Holy Apostles Vestry -
THE REVEREND DR. ANNA S. PEARSON
RECTOR & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mother Anna joined Holy Apostles as Rector of the Church and Executive Director of the Soup Kitchen in 2018.

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Holy Apostles Vestry -
THE REVEREND SUSAN E. HILL
ASSOCIATE RECTOR

Mother Susan has served as Associate Rector since 2013.

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Holy Apostles Vestry -
THE REVEREND ROBERT A. JACOB
DEACON 

Deacon Bob is a member of various committees within the diocese and devotes a portion of his time to civic duties.

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DR. Timothy PYper
Director of music

Tim Pyper was named Director of Music at Church of the Holy Apostles as of January 2019.

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VESTRY

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Church of the Holy Apostles

We are an open, inclusive Christian Church celebrating in the Episcopal tradition.

Sunday Service is held 11AM (on site and via livestream). Weekday services are held on Zoom.

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For Newcomers

Learn about our faith community and explore ways to connect with our work and worship.

Sermons

Reflections on Holy Scripture from our Clergy.

History

Founded in 1844, with a focus on social activism and the desire for social justice.

Clergy, Staff & Vestry

The Vestry is the governing body of the Church of the Holy Apostles.

MUSIC

Music commands a strong presence at the Church of the Holy Apostles.

Space Rental

Host your next meeting or event in our landmark building.

Soup Kitchen & Pantry

Nourishing hungry New Yorkers since 1982 in an atmosphere of respect and hospitality.

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Daily meal service

Serving a free, nutritious meal every weekday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Meal outreach

Distributing bagged breakfasts and lunches throughout Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen.

About the soup kitchen

Learn more about our mission, our history, our performance, who we are, and what we do.

Pantry Program

Providing fresh and nutritious groceries to food-insecure New Yorkers.

Sunday Supper

Bridging generations and building community over a monthly family style meal.

Social Support

Meeting basic needs, stabilizing lives, and supporting individuals and families to achieve their goals.

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SOCIAL SERVICES

Addressing the needs of the whole person through basic needs, counseling, and referrals.

Classes

Offering learning and skill-building opportunities.

Community Partnership

Partnering with others to expand the services offered to our guests.

Get Involved

Holy Apostles is a great place to channel your time, talents and generosity for good.

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Volunteer

Make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers experiencing homelessness and hunger.

Partner

Join our efforts to serve others and provide for people who are vulnerable.

Donate

Your gift provides food, community, and hope to New Yorkers in need.

The Latest

Stay up-to-date on all happenings at Holy Apostles.

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Food For The Soul

The official blog of Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.

Voices of Our Community

Guest stories, poetry, and more.

EVENTS

See our calendar of events.

Church Pulpit Posts

Read weekly meditations written by our clergy.

Newsroom

Holy Apostles in the news.