New Rector at Christ Church

Historic Christ Episcopal Church in Tarrytown is proud to welcome Reverend Susan Copley as its new rector. Reverend Copley will reside in the church Rectory with her husband, David, and their daughter, Megan.

imagesMost recently, Reverend Copley served at a congregation in Virginia. Previously she served as a missionary in Liberia and Bolivia. She speaks Spanish and will additionally lead the San Marcos congregation in prayer and support.

Christ Church was founded and erected in 1837. Washington Irving was among its original Vestry members and ultimately his funeral ceremony was held in its sanctuary to an overflowing throng of mourners and garnered international media coverage. Washington Irving’s pew continues to be preserved alongside the equally historic baptismal font, and are lit by one of its many glorious stained glass windows. Christ Church is on the historic registry of New York.

Reverend Copley is delighted to join and lead the Christ Church and San Marcos family but she is also eager to become an integral part of the extended diverse community of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. She encourages everyone to visit and say hello as she begins her acquaintance with her new home and Village.

Christ Church is located at the corner of Broadway and Elizabeth Street in Tarrytown. All are welcome to attend services on Sunday at 8 & 10 am. The San Marcos service in Spanish is held Sunday at 12:30 pm. The first Sunday of every month the 10am service includes children’s music and inspirational theatre. Choir music, childcare, Sunday school and coffee hour are features of the Sunday 10 am service.

The Christ Church office is open daily 9am-4pm. Please visit the historic sanctuary and experience the magnificent stained glass windows, Irving’s pew and other elements dedicated to or donated by former members and friends of the Church such as Horace Greeley and Sir Walter Scott. For more information call 914-631-2074.

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