About Us

The “We Are Not Afraid!” Episcopal Church,
Serving the West Harlem Community since 1823

St. Mary’s Manhattanville is the “I am not afraid” church,
standing up as a community of faith in West Harlem to pursue
justice and peace for the poor and oppressed, to pray and care
for the sick, lonely and at risk and to put into practice the
message of the Gospel by the power of the Holy Spirit. “Do not
be afraid” Luke 1:30

Santa Maria Manhattanville es la iglesia “sin
mideo,” buscando paz y justicia al lado de los pobres y los
oprimidos, rezando por cuidando a los enfermos, solitarios y
marginados, y practicando el mensaje del Evangelio con la
fuerza del Espiritu Santo. “No temas” San Lucas

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church,

is located at
521 West 126th Street
New York, NY 10027

(212) 864-4013 Church Office

St. Mary’s Services and News
Click Here

St. Mary’s Center
HIV/AIDS and related services,
Click Here

The New York Intern Program at St. Mary’s
young adults offer meaningful service for social justice
Click Here


The Rev. Dr. Mary Foulke, Rector


Ms. Janet Dorman, Organist/Choir Director
Mr. Raheem Harris, Office Manager and Sexton
Mr. Kym Roberts, Mail Service
Ms. Lysander Puccio, NYIP
Ms. Gwen Walker, Parish Administrator


Dr. Celia Braxton, Senior Warden, 2014-2016 (2nd term)
Ms. Lisa Slocum, Junior Warden, 2015-2017 (1st term)


Mr. Billy Adams, 2013-2016 (1st term)
Mr. Radford Arrindel, 2015-2018 (1st term)
Ms. Freddie Brown-Carter, 2015-2018 (1st term)
Ms. Hilda Cabrera, 2014-2017 (2nd term)
Ms. Eva Greene, 2015-2016 (1st term)
Mr. Dwayne Lavendar, 2014-2017 (1st term)
Mr. Kym Roberts, 2015-2018 (1st term)
Dr. Dorothy Ross, 2013-2016 (1st term)
Mr. James White, 2015-2017 (2nd term)

Representatives to Diocesan Convention
Ms. Freddie Brown-Carter, 2015
Dr. Joel Kovel, 2015

Representatives to Manhattan North Interparish Council
Lynda Burton, 2015-2016
Gloria Ellis-Smith, 2015-2016
Eva Greene, 2015-2016


Food Pantry, Janet Dorman
Friday Movie Night, Lisa Slocum
New York Intern Program, Lysander Puccio
Robert D. Jones Memorial Shelter, Sydney Kornegay
Saturday Outreach, Shirrell Patterson
St. Mary’s Summer Camp, Paulo Arango
Thrift Shop, Dwayne Lavender, Lisa Slocum
Urban Garden, Fredrica Brown-Carter


Altar Guild, Harriet Wyatt
Episcopal Church Women (shared)
ECW Prayer Committee (shared)
Finance Committee, Allen Mellen, Treasurer and Chair
Fund Raising Committee, Lisa Slocum, Chair
Garden Committee
Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Celia Braxton and Lisa Slocum
Men’s Prayer Group, Radford Arrindell, Convener
Miriam, Mark & Marx Discussion and Action Group, James White, Chair
Mission Task Force, Dorothy Ross, Chair
Pastoral Care Team, Bonnie Phelps, Jim White
Property Committee,
Stewardship Committee, Radford Arrindell, Chair
Sunday School, Sherrill Patterson
Worship Committee(shared)

6 Responses to About Us

  1. scott says:

    After coming across tough times this eek i anted to kno if yall serve dinner there at dinner time.If so hat time and hat documents should i bring?Thanks God Bless

    • stmarysharlem says:

      St. Mary’s no longer serves meals on a regular basis. There is a food pantry on Monday evening. Call or stop by the church office Monday – Friday 10 AM to 2 PM for more information about what is available. God Bless.

  2. jeanne says:

    Hallo dear fellow christians,

    How do you do?
    I heared that your town is celebrating it’s 400 years of existence.I also read in my dutch newspaper that there was not even one word said about the sufferings of the black slaves in history.

    I feel deeply ashamed of what our forelders did to the peoples of this earth.We can never make that up,neither to them nor to their children.

    I therefor would like to ask you to pray to the Lord to forgive us our sins against them.

    And I would wish your church all the best.
    May the Good Lord who gaides us all give us His blessings,

    Jeanne(From Holland)

  3. Noah says:

    A school (Four Winds) I used to attend, stayed several nights at a building owned by the church in exchange for working at a soup kitchen. Working at the kitchen changed my view of what NY is really like in someplace’s, and showed me the extremely amazing community around the area of St. Marys. So I was wondering if St. Marys ever lets groups lodge in their buildings in exchange for volunteering(Food Pantry help, Cleaning,Cooking etc.)

    • stmarysharlem says:

      Occasionally youth groups stay a night or two at the church. Contact Earl Kooperkamp, the Rector, at the church office, if you have a particular idea in mind. We look forward to speaking with you!

  4. Hannah says:

    This is Hannah Bevills, Editor for Christian.com which is a social network made specifically for Christians, by Christians, to directly fulfill Christian’s needs. We embarked on this endeavor to offer the ENTIRE christian community an outlet to join together as one (no matter denomination) and better spread the good word of Christianity. Christian.com has many great features aside from the obvious like christian TV, prayer request or even find a church/receive advice. We have emailed you because we have interest in collaborating with you and your blog to help us spread the good word. I look forward to an email regarding the matter, Thanks!

    God Bless
    |Hannah Bevills|Christian.com|

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s