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.

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.

Taking Time to Rest for the Sake of God | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

Taking Time to Rest for the Sake of God | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

In The House at Pooh Corner, Winnie the Pooh is asked what he likes doing best in the world. He starts to say eating honey, but then reflects that there is “a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”….

As we inch closer to the summer months, we may be starting to look forward to the possibilities that the season could bring. Most of all, we may be hoping for a more relaxed pace to life, a time when things slow down a little, and we can find some rest and renewal. Some among us, though, may have trouble with the idea of relaxing and slowing down ― or even if we want to do it, we find it very hard to shift out of our more usual compulsion to accomplish things. (In case you’re wondering, yes, I count myself in that group!) If you find yourself in that category too, I encourage you to read the passage above again ― Pooh and Christopher Robin might help us reframe things!

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Mother Earth | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Mother Earth | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Our Adult Forum on Stewardship last Sunday focused on caring for the environment. In preparing to lead the session, I came upon a website for JUMP (www.takethejump.org). JUMP is a grass roots environmental movement inspired by research from Leeds University in the UK, asking people to commit to six behavioral shifts to help the health of the planet. While the site for JUMP grants that corporate and legal entities bear a huge responsibility for addressing climate chaos, it also insists that individuals and their choices also have an important role to play….

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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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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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THE REVEREND SUSAN E. HILL
ASSOCIATE RECTOR

Mother Susan has served as Associate Rector since 2013.

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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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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.