Worship and Study

Worship Services

St. Ann’s offers opportunities for worship throughout the week, including a service especially friendly for children.

Early Church, Sundays at 9:30 am – Early Church offers an opportunity for folks and families on the go to worship early on Sunday morning at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity. The service is kid-friendly and just a half-hour long, including Holy Eucharist.  Early Church makes it easier for us to welcome people of all ages to become part of our community. Members and friends of St. Ann’s can help support this effort to grow by spreading the word among the earlier risers you know!. (Sunday School follows Early Church, from 10:15 am to 11:00 am.)

Holy Eucharist, Sundays at 11:15 am – St. Ann’s main service with Communion takes place every Sunday. When a second priest is present, this service includes the laying on of hands and anointing for those who desire prayers for healing.

Weekday Services – A service of the Holy Eucharist is offered on all Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.

Enhancing Your Faith

Confirmation and Christianity 101
St. Ann’s offers faith formation opportunities including Bible studies, book discussions and contemplative prayer. These gatherings offer us new ways to explore and enhance our faith as well as to participate more deeply in our rich parish life.

Faith Formation Classes for Spring 2017

St. Ann’s Resident Seminarian, Dr. Matthew Burdette, is leading two faith formation classes. Each class will meet through spring 2017. Both classes may serve as preparation for confirmation or reception in the Episcopal Church at a diocesan-wide confirmation to be held at St. Ann’s on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

There are no prerequisites or requirements to participate in these classes. Adults attending either class are encouraged to read the latest book by Robert W. Jenson, A theology in Outline: Can These Bones Live? 

Family Confirmation Class is intended for parents, children of confirmation age, and any others who are looking for a simple and easy-to-understand survey of the Christian faith. The Family Confirmation Class meets after Early Church from 10:15 am to 11:00 am. Classes are scheduled for January 29, February 26, March 26, April 23 and April 30.

Christianity 101 is intended for those interested in more in-depth examination of Christian faith and meets after the Holy Eucharist, from 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm. Classes will be held on January 29, February 26, March 26, April 30 and May 21.

A weekly summary of the material for both classes to date follows.
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Week 4
For more information about these classes, contact Matthew Burdette

Wednesday Bible Study
All are welcome at our weekly Bible Study. We gather on Wednesdays at 12:15 pm in the Parish House for a 45-minute exploration of a selected passage of scripture. All who can are welcome and encouraged to join us.


Before seeking baptism for oneself or for family members, you should attend St. Ann’s as a regular member, because those baptized are part of the parish family that continues to nurture and expand the Christian experience.

For the infant or child to be baptized, both, or at least one, parent must themselves be baptized. Godparents should definitely be Christian, or if not, at least one should be Episcopalian. Adult candidates must acknowledge a genuine desire to become a Christian and attend a series of pre-baptism instruction. Parents, godparents, and sponsors undertake this preparation on behalf of infants and children to be baptized. Baptisms take place at the Easter Vigil (the night before Easter Sunday) or during a Sunday service on a few prescribed days during the year. The service of baptism can be found in The Book of Common Prayer. To discuss baptism, contact the Rector.


Couples wishing to be married at St. Ann’s, including same-sex couples, should attend St. Ann’s regularly, and then contact the Priest-in-Charge, to discuss their intentions, possible dates, and the costs involved. (This should take place before making any arrangements with photographers or others.) It is preferred that the couple be active members of the parish, but it is not a requirement. At least one of the couple must be a baptized Christian. If there has been a previous divorce for one or both individuals, the priest must obtain permission from the Bishop of the Diocese of Long Island in order to perform the ceremony. This process can take several months. Several pre-marital counseling sessions with the priest are required. These meetings permit the couple to examine their own relationship more deeply and to confirm their understanding of the commitment of marriage. The ceremony itself conforms to “The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage” in The Book of Common Prayer. To discuss a wedding, contact the Rector.


Parishioners are encouraged to include funeral plans and other final arrangements in their wills. The deceased need not have been a member of St. Ann’s. For all arrangements, contact the Rector.