Our congregation comes from all over the Shawangunks and Rondout Valley – not only Ellenville, but also Napanoch, Wurtsboro, Accord, Grahamsville and many points in any direction. We have families that have been part of St. John’s for generations and many more who are newcomers to this beautiful part of the country.
Perhaps you don’t know this already, but the Episcopal Church is a well-established denomination, firmly grounded in Christian traditions and teachings and in ministry for the wider community. At St. John’s, we put a lot of emphasis on music and music education, environmental stewardship, inter-faith relations, and women’s issues.
Anyone who has been to our church will tell you how magnificent the worship space is. We have a historic pipe organ, which has been recently restored, and beautiful stained glass windows. Local craftsmen built St. John’s in 1874, working almost exclusively with chestnut. Our history is preserved in the church building, and we are committed to meeting the present and future needs of the region for generations to come.
The Holy Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday at 10:00 am, followed by coffee hour in the undercroft for refreshments and socializing. As St. John’s full-time Vicar for fifteen years, I set aside plenty of time for pastoral work and spiritual counseling. We are easy to find at 40 Market Street in the Village of Ellenville, one block off Route 209 that runs through the center of town. St. John’s is a great place, and we would love to get to know you.
The Rev. Canon Jeff Golliher, Vicar