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Stonewall 55: Legacy Without Limits

On June 20, 2024, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral hosted Stonewall 55: Legacy Without Limits, a commemoration and celebration of the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. We were immensely glad and proud to welcome conversation partners, performers, and prominent community members who collectively embody generations of investment in the movement for LGBTQ+ rights and liberation.…

Celebrating Rev. Elise Hanley—From Brooklyn to Cork!

By Tim Dwyer, parishioner and vestry member An extraordinary confluence of circumstances allowed me the privilege of witnessing both the farewell festivities for Rev. Elise Hanley at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights as well as her institution at her new church home just two weeks later at Christchurch in Cork, Ireland. It began last fall…

Christina’s Baptism

Christina G. was baptized at St. Ann’s on Sunday, November 26th. She was sponsored by her partner, Sophia. The Rev. Elise Hanley and the Rev. Dr. Craig Townsend presided. We also give thanks for Christina and Sophia’s upcoming marriage.  See photos of the baptism here.

Sauerkraut-Making Fun

Fun and fermentation were had after Church on Sunday, November 19th, as Emily Neustadt led a workshop on how to make sauerkraut! Emily demonstrated the chopping and presentation, and then participants could make their own sauerkraut at the end. Emily also spoke about “The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15.” The “Dirty Dozen” are the 12 foods all should endeavor to…

Spirit and Flesh: Our Bodies, Our Blackness

St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights, co-hosted two days of book events with acclaimed author and creator of Black Liturgies, Cole Arthur Riley. Riley is the author of the stunning 2022 New York Times best-selling debut, This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation, and the Stories That Make Us, a book of stories and reflections on…

Homecoming Sunday 2023

St. Ann’s celebrated an exuberant Homecoming Sunday, September 10, with a common Holy Eucharist service attended by parishioners of both the Family Church and the traditional Rite II service. Afterwards, the potluck lunch and dessert tables could barely contain the delicious dishes brought from home. Meanwhile, Joel VanLiew produced delicious hot dogs and hamburgers that he grilled outside in the…

Open Streets on Montague and a Birthday

The Montague Street BID partnered with St. Ann’s and neighborhood businesses to kick off Open Streets 2023, a series featuring free outdoor entertainment and activities on Saturdays from May to September. On May 6, our church invited special guests that included the Hungry March Band, the Samoa Wilson Trio, readings by Brooklyn Poets, demonstrations and lessons from the Elite BKLYN (Double Dutch) Jumpers and a…

Come to St. Ann’s Street Party!

St. Ann & the Holy Trinity is hosting a street party on Saturday, May 6, 1:00-5:30 pm, to kick off the Open Streets season on Montague Street! The festivities will include a celebration of Canon John’s 60th birthday. The schedule of events is as follow: 1:00-2:00 pm Hungry March Band 2:00-3:00 pm Samoa Wilson Trio 3:00-4:00 pm Brooklyn Poets 3:30-5:30 pm Elite BKLYN (Double…

Spirit of Stonewall: 50 Years On

Spirit of Stonewall: 50 Years On Sunday, June 9, 2019, 3:30-6:30 pm St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral Spirit of Stonewall: 50 Years On is a community commemoration of a pivotal moment that changed the course of history for the LGBTQ community in the U.S. and everywhere. After decades of police raids at gay establishments that destroyed…

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