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Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church

An Episcopal Church in the Anglo-Catholic Tradition Where All Are Welcome


Reopening Information
Parish Office
Pastoral Care
Christian Formation
Community Events

While we are still contending with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, conditions here in New York City have allowed us to return to limited in person public worship. The Church’s occupancy is limited due to physical distancing requirements, and all worshippers, per CDC guidelines, and regardless of vaccination status, must wear face masks that cover the nose and mouth at all times, except when consuming the Host at Holy Communion. Your health and safety remain our highest concern in these days and we are grateful to you for your faith, patience, and perseverance.

Beginning on the Second Sunday of Easter, April 11 we will have a single Solemn Mass at 11:00 A.M. each Sunday, with feast day services as announced.

Those wishing to attend must reserve a place in advance. We will limit online reservations to 35 for each service and people may only reserve for themselves and members of their own household. Those members with access to the internet must use the online form You must fill out the form completely and answer all the questions for us to accept your reservation. We will contact you if we have any questions.

We will reach out weekly to those members without internet access. Please let us know if you cannot access the form. Please contact the Rector if you are having trouble with the form or reaching us.


For at least as long we have restrictions in place, we will continue to livestream Sunday worship and continue our other online offerings:

Solemn Mass is live streamed on YouTube every Sunday at 11:00 A.M., and on feast days as announced. You can find our live streams and the library of all our past services on our YouTube channel

We continue the following online offerings on Zoom (all times are EST):
Evening Prayer is said Monday-Thursday at 6:00 P.M.
Great Litany and Supplication on Fridays at NOON
Office of the Dead is prayed on Saturdays at 10:00 A.M.
For at least as long as Covid-19 remains a threat to public health and we have restrictions in place, we will also continue to live stream Sunday worship.

You can find the links to all online services here.

It is also now possible for us to offer the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Matrimony. If you feel called to either of these sacraments, please be in touch with me and we can discuss how to proceed and what this would look like. We are also able to bury the dead according to the rites of the Church.

Pay attention to the Rector’s emails and this space for details and developments.

Parish Office

To contact the parish office, please email us at

Our sexton is in the building on his regular schedule, Tuesdays and Fridays 8 am - 4 pm. Organist and Choirmaster Richard Porterfield lives on the property and together with Boniface helps us maintain our security.

The Rector is working both from home in his office at Church. He is available for parishioners by phone and email.

Pastoral Care

For the last year, we have been unable to offer in person pastoral care either to people’s homes or to the hospital. As we move forward from here, we may be entering a phase where in person, (and if necessary, physically distanced) visits are possible. We do not want people in need to feel isolated or out of touch. If you are sick or in need, please do not hesitate to let us know as soon as possible so we can offer the best support we can. The clergy are available to speak with you by phone or even FaceTime (or Skype, etc.) and keep in touch via email.

If you cannot or should not go out, the Leopards are on the prowl, ready to assist those quarantined at home or unable to go out by dropping groceries and other necessary supplies at their doors, current restriction permitting. They are also looking for vigorous new Leopards to assist in this and future endeavours.

If you need help or want to volunteer to help, you can contact Deacon Kahn or Lucy Kummerle here.

Spiritual Life and Christian Formation

If you want some reading and reflection, check out our Sermon Archive.

Throughout the pandemic we have offered various opportunities to gather for Christian Formation. Please stay tuned for our upcoming offerings.