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2024 MLK Weekend of Service

Once again, St. Ann’s Sunday School families and parishioners honored the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. by joining nearly 400 volunteers for two days of service organized by Repair the World. Volunteers packed over 2500 hygiene kits for the nonprofit organization Brooklyn Community Services on Sunday, January 14, and Monday, January 15. Brooklyn Community Services provides access to essentials…

Annual Christmas Pageant

Once again, the young people (with the help of some adults, too!) told the story of Christmas through our Annual Christmas Pageant at the 4:30 pm Family Service on Christmas Eve. Congratulations to the entire cast, and special thanks to all our parents for their help and support, and to Canon John, Ellen Reilly, and Joel Van Liew for all…

World Aids Day Observance

St. Ann’s LGBTQ+ Action Group sponsored an observance of World AIDS Day on Friday, December 1st to remember all who have died of HIV/AIDS, to honor survivors, and to pray for an end to the global pandemic. Wladimir Lewis-Thomas welcomed all on behalf of St. Ann’s LGBTQ+ Action Group. HIV/AIDS awareness pins donated by Ben Graham were given out at…

Cole Arthur Riley

Spirit and Flesh: Our Bodies, Our Blackness, Ourselves

Lecture and Book Talk featuring Cole Arthur Riley September 29 and 30, 2023 Grace Church and St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral in Brooklyn Heights are pleased to announce plans to co-host two events this fall featuring Cole Arthur Riley, the acclaimed author and creator of Black Liturgies. Cole’s stunning 2022 New York Times best-selling debut, This…

Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday, St. Ann’s commemorated Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem that preceded his passion with the blessing of palms and singing in procession before both the Family Church and Rite II Holy Eucharist services. The worship that followed solemnly marked the beginning of Holy Week — Jesus’ journey to his crucifixion and onto his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Palm…

Lenten Lay Preacher Series

St. Ann’s has a tradition of excellent lay preaching. We are most grateful to the four parishioners who stepped up and delivered memorable reflections during the 2023 Lenten season. They greatly enriched the worship of everyone at both the Family Church service and the 11:15 am Holy Eucharist. Thanks to: Jared VanAlstyne on March 5 (Lent II). Sermon here. Jane…

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

For the first time in three years, St. Ann’s was delighted to invite our neighbors to celebrate Shrove Tuesday with us at a Pancake Supper featuring plenty of pancakes, bacon and fruit salad. Rev. Elise Hanley led a special Shrove Tuesday Trivia session that elicited enthusiastic responses, most of them correct. Quiet preparation for Ash Wednesday followed. Photos here.

Baptism of Éloïse Grae Châtelain

Rev. Elise Hanley, associate rector, baptized Éloïse Grae Châtelain on Sunday, February 19, 2023, welcoming her to the Christian family and St. Ann’s Church. She was accompanied by her parents, sister, godparents and friends. Photos by Donna Evans here.

The Melish-Du Bois Research Project

A group of St. Ann’s parishioners led by Fr. Craig Townsend has launched a parish research project to learn and tell the story of the relationship between the Rev. William Howard Melish, a former Associate Rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity in the 1940s and 1950s, and American author and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois. Their friendship…

Bishop Provenzano Visits St. Ann’s

St. Ann’s welcomed the Rt. Rev. Lawrence Provenzano, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, on the Third Sunday after Epiphany, January 22. The bishop celebrated, preached, and helped us extend the celebration of the 175th anniversary of the opening of the doors of our church. The service included the bishop’s confirmation of two members of Ascension Church in Greenpoint…

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