Description and Announcements
An Open, Affirming and Progressive “Multi-Cultural Church”
Where All Are Welcome.
All Races, Backgrounds, With Any or No Religious Backgrounds,
All Ages, Children, Adults, Single or in a Relationship,
Just Come and Learn about God and Justice.
A Ministry of the Episcopal/Anglican Churches of
St. David’s Church, Mision de San Juan Bautista, and St. Simeon’s Church
In-person Sunday Worship has resumed at St. David’s at
10:00 am (St. David’s and St. Simeon’s Combined Service)
San Juan Bautista (worshipping at St. Margaret’s) at 1:30 pm
Due to the Pandemic, we are operating in a totally different way; please note that the following must be adhered to:
- At the entrance, a list of everyone who attends each worship service will be kept to facilitate contact tracing
- Strict social distancing, 6 feet apart (except for families living together)
- Everyone must be masked throughout the Service
- Use of hand sanitizer (provided)
- No books (hymnals, prayer books)
- No exchange of the Peace
- Holy Communion in one kind (the bread). People must sanitize their hands before receiving the host on their hands and then step back until they are appropriately distanced before lowering their mask to consume the host. In the Bishop’s letter to clergy and congregations of the Diocese regarding the celebration of the Eucharist, he said “Please administer the eucharistic bread the way we have done throughout our history, which is hand-to-hand (communion bread placed on the tongue is for obvious reasons forbidden).”
- No Coffee Hour
Thank you for your cooperation. Of course, your health and safety are our first concern. If you are sick, please stay home. In addition to in-person worship, we will continue virtual worship.
Please see above for current schedule
St. David’s Church – 11:00 a.m.
384 East 160th Street * Bronx, NY 10451 * 718-665-2747 * email@example.com
Mision de San Juan Bautista – 1:30 p.m.
worshiping at St. Margaret’s Church (Longwood)
940 East 156th Street
St. Simeon’s Church – 9:00 a.m.
worshiping at St. David’s Church
718-824-9188 * firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY
St. David’s, San Juan Bautista and St. Simeon’s had a combined bilingual Service on All Saints’ Sunday. The Preacher was the Rev. Canon Victor Conrado, Canon for Congregational Vitality and Formation for the Diocese of New York
An Afternoon of Fellowship
A good time was had by all as friends and family joined Bronx Church without Walls for our Second Annual Luncheon on October 5. Our thanks to all who supported this event.
Bronx CWW Combined Service at the Tent
The last of the summer outdoor services at the tent was held on August 25. The festive Service was led by the Rev. Benjamin Nnaji of St. Edmund’s Church, Bronx.
On August 18, four BxCWW youth left for the Diocesan Summer Youth Conference in Ivoryton, Connecticut, a spiritual retreat in a summer camp setting. The youth get together for a week to worship, play, and sing. Their days consist of a theme- related morning program with discussion groups, daily services, swimming, boating, and sports. Evenings are full of activities like a dance, talent show, and campfire.
We got the summer off to a good start with our annual Picnic. On June 30, the three congregations gathered for worship and fellowship at Croton Point Park.
Children from the Cultural Arts Program took part in the Easter Day Services. There were special performances by the Dance Class and the Youth Choir. Also at the Coffee Hour we enjoyed the cakes and cup cakes that they baked during the Saturday program. And, of course, there was an Easter Egg Hunt following the Service.
Remembering the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The CWW parishes are three of the twenty-four Bronx Episcopal parishes represented in the Bronx Council (Officers of our three Bronx Interparish Councils) and are members of the South Bronx IPC. The Annual Bronx-wide Martin Luther King Day Celebration was hosted by the South Bronx IPC and held at St. David’s on January 21. In spite of the very cold weather, the multicultural service was well attended. The Celebrant was the Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, Bishop of New York, and the Rev. Hilario Albert, Priest-in-Charge (ret.), St. Peter’s Church, Port Chester, preached. The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin, Bishop Suffragan and the Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool, Assistant Bishop, also participated. The day’s Offering was designated for the Bronx Council’s MLK Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Church without Walls Combined Service
We had a wonderful festive bilingual Three Kings Day Service on January 6, the Epiphany. It was also the day for San Juan Bautista’s Bishop’s Visitation, with the Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, Bishop of New York, presiding. It was a great afternoon of worship and fellowship.
Christmas Eve Neighborhood Caroling before the Festive Eucharist. Passersby joined members in singing favorite carols on a beautiful night.
Members of the Church without Walls prepared Thanksgiving Day Dinner for the Community
All Saints’ Sunday
Combined Church without Walls Service
In honor of Fr. Bennett’s 40th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood, Anthony R. Jordan, District Director, Congressman José E. Serrano’s office, presented a Proclamation from the Congressman, at St. David’s Service on October 21. Because of scheduling conflicts, they were unable to attend the September 29 Luncheon.
A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL
On Saturday, September 29, the Bronx Church without Walls honored Fr. Bennett at a Luncheon on the occasion of his Fortieth Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood. The event, held at the Eastwood Manor, was attended by friends and family from the Diocese and beyond. Tributes and proclamations came from many, including the Bronx Borough President, Council Member Vanessa Gibson and Assembly Member Michael Blake.
The September 23 Homecoming Celebration was a great day of worship and fellowship, an opportunity to renew old acquaintances and make new friends.
On August 26, CWW ended the summer with Mass under the Tent. The weather was great as all three congregations joined in worship and fellowship. Next Sunday, we return to our regular worship schedule.
St. David’s had their annual end of summer Block Party on Saturday, August 25. A great time was had by all.
On August 19, the Guest Celebrant and Preacher was the Rev. Theodora Brooks for Mass under the Tent with St. Simeon’s and St. David’s.
The Rev. Canon Petero A.N. Sabune was the Guest Celebrant and Preacher on August 12 when St. David’s joined St. Simeon’s for Mass under the Tent.
On Sunday, July 29
The CWW Combined Service was followed by an Art Show
Worship and Fellowship at
the Annual Picnic