St. George's Episcopal Church

Service is at 8:00am & 10:15am

    

Mission

At St. George’s, our mission is to receive the word of God and to be the hands of Christ to serve our neighbors here in the village of Hempstead. We work as one body to express Jesus’ truth and to love the world.

Church Life

Guild of the Christ Child

The Guild of the Christ Child is aimed at fostering the Christian development of the children of the church from baptism throughout the church school years and beyond.

Episcopal Church Women

Episcopal Church Women

An organization committed to one another and called to be witnesses of Christ. They provide a safe place where every woman is free to become the person Christ created her to be.

Brotherhood of St. Andrew

Brotherhood of St. Andrew

The Brotherhood focuses on its disciplines of Prayer Study and Service. They are involved in Scouting, Mentoring, and many service projects at the church and in the community.

Altar Guild

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is a group of dedicated parishioners who care for the altar, vestments, and other supplies needed in the church. They handle donations of thanksgiving and remembrance, as well as donations for flowers and candles to decorate the altar.

Boy Scout Troop 300

Boy Scout Troop 300

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America--incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916--is to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.

Girl Scout Troop 300

Girl Scout Troop 300

Girl Scouts is preparing every girl for a lifetime of leadership—from taking a night-time hike under the stars to accepting a mission on the International Space Station; from lobbying the city council with her troop to holding a seat in Congress; from running her own business.

Parish Clergy, Musicians & Staff

The Reverend Frederic A. Miller, Interim Rector
Dr. Albert Stanek, Organist
Caron Langaigne, Parish Administrator
Oscar Hall, Sexton

Members of the Vestry
Wardens: William Johnson (Class of 2018)
Michael Hunte (2019)

Vestry Members:
Michael Amadi, Rosalind Whitehall (Class of 2018)
Raphael Roper, Donald Franklin (Class of 2019)
Joan Oxford, Ena Taylor (Class of 2020)

Youth: Aaliyah Johnson, Pacika Guerra
Chancellor: Janet Gordon
Treasurer: Joan Pinard
Clerk: Beverly R. James

ABOUT

Our History

During the American Revolution, Hempstead was a hotbed of British sympathizers, or Tories, as they were known. The British attempted to occupy Hempstead after the Battle of Long Island and used St. George’s as a headquarters as well as a place to worship. Local folklore has it that the rooster weather vane atop the steeple has sixteen bullet marks placed there by Hessian mercenaries who used it for target practice. American troops occupied the church for a period under Ezekiel Cornell from Rhode Island. Cornell “converted the Episcopal Church into a store house, forbid the parson to pray for the King or any of the Royal Family and made use of the communion table as a convenience for his Yankees to eat upon.”

Celebrate Your Faith

All are welcome to come and celebrate your faith with us. During the summer, we have one service on Sunday at 9:00 am. For the rest of the year, except for certain days marked in the bulletin and the calendar on this website, we have two worship services on Sunday. The first is at 8:00 am, a more traditional service while our second service is at 10:15 am. Come and share our joy in Christ.

Normal Service Schedule

  • Sunday: 8:00 am & 10:15 am
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am
  • Saturday: 10:00 am
Summer Service Schedule
  • Sunday: 9:00 am
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am


Church Information

  •   516-483-2771
  •   319 Front Street, Hempstead NY
  •   stgeorgeshempstead@yahoo.com

Rector Search

Our Vision for a New Rector:

We seek a rector who is spiritually grounded, a strong preacher gifted in delivery of sermons while understanding the role music plays in our liturgy. We look for a rector who will challenge us as we explore our own spirituality, and a guide to help us understand the power of our faith outside the walls of the church.

As in many parishes, the members of St. George’s Church are concerned about declines in attendance and revenues. We hope our new rector will work with us to welcome new members and find innovative ways to use and increase our resources.

We look for a rector who will care for us and help us to care for one another, especially those among us who are aging. We hope our rector will embrace the cultural diversity of our church and the community, will be an outgoing person with a sense of humor and an ability to make caring connections with individual parishioners. We look for a rector who will play an active role in civic organizations and seek to improve relationships outside the church and be a vital partner with other faith communities.

We would like a rector who will be a strong administrator, yet open to new directions and the opportunities that arise with change. Our rector needs to be committed to developing and strengthening Christian education (adult and youth), lay leader ship and our music programs. We pray for a rector who will embrace our strengths and help us become stronger in our faith and our relationship with each other. Most important, our new rector will recognize the Holy Spirit’s presence among us and lead us with vision and prayer to grow as followers of Christ.

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We look forward to deepening our relations with our fellow churches and the community at large. Hempstead’s demographics have been steadily changing and we have great strides to make in serving our new neighbors. We have a solid foundation in our Food Pantry and Scouting ministries, but we are determined to take our mission to the next level. We are strengthening our financial position for operating and capital projects. We would like to get back to weekly Bible study and prayer meetings ...read more
Our Hopes

Our Hopes

For Our New Rector
People call St. George’s “the downtown church” because it graces Hempstead’s business district, which is dotted with elegant historic structures that are still in use. Our stately 1822 sanctuary is the village’s oldest church building; its grand rectory, one block south, dates to 1793. Across Front Street from St. George’s stands the Town of Hempstead’s 1918 Town Hall. Rising two blocks east is the spire of the 1855 United Methodist Church building; several other churches dating back 80 to 100 years are ...read more
Our Community

Our Community

At St. George's
Music is a valued part of our worship at St. George's Church. It has been a source of inspiration and solace over many generations. It supports the various aspects of the service. Our music selection makes use of all areas of church music from Gregorian chant to some best examples of modern hymnody. The hymns reflect the church calendar and are drawn from the 1982 Hymnal, Lift Every Voice and Sing, Wonder Love and Praise, and occasionally other sources. ...read more
Our Music

Our Music

At St. George's

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The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island

The Rt. Rev. Lawrence Provenzano, Bishop of Long Island
The Rt. Rev. Geralyn Wolf, Assistant Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Daniel Allotey, Assistant Bishop