Welcome from the Rector
I am so glad you have found our website and that you wish to learn more about our community.
Saint Ignatius of Antioch is distinctive in its rich heritage of catholic liturgy and its openness to all those who come through our doors. In the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion, of which we are a member, we are part of the Anglo-Catholic movement that places value both on serving the needs of God’s people and worshipping using an historic form of the liturgy that traces its roots back to the early middle ages.
Perhaps the most important thing to know about us is that we are community that strives to be warm, loving, and inclusive and at the same time practice a form of worship that connects us with some of the most enduring traditions of the church. We believe that a truly open, welcoming, and inviting Christian witness here on the Upper West Side of Manhattan has the promise to serve as a beacon to a church and a world that is looking to find meaning in life, to find love and acceptance, to find the God who loves us all, and a community that seeks to live out this reality.
I hope that you will be inspired by what you find here to be in touch and to come worship with us. The more and different people, gathering from diverse and divergent backgrounds and opinions, who meet up to break the bread and share the cup, the more hope we have that we will be reconciled in God and changed into something we can not yet imagine.
Andrew C. Blume ✠