During the turmoil of World War I, The Church of St. Simon the Cyrenian had its birth.  A  small group of Black communicants, wearied and unhappy with the segregated worship practices they encountered at Trinity Episcopal Church in New Rochelle, decided to worship together as a separate community. The families of Mr. Prince Boswell and Mr. James Scott were the nucleus of this new mission.   The first minister  was The Rev. U.F.H. Gunthorpe.  Services were held in the Trinity Parish House. This was in the late summer of 1912.

The Church of St.Simon the Cyrenian was incorporated as an independent parish of the Diocese of New York on Monday, December 13, 1954 and formally admitted into union with the Convention of the Diocese at its Annual Meeting on May 10, 1955. The church building was consecrated on Wednesday, May 23, 1956 and its first Rector, The Reverend Arthur C. Moore, Th,M., who had served as Priest­-in-Charge since December, 1951,was formnlly instituted as Rector on Sunday, September 10, 1956.  The first Wardens. were Dr. Neslie Ounthorpe and Mr. Christopher Boswell.

Weekly Activities and Meetings

Mondays
9:30 am Brown Bag Lunch Ministry - At Trinity St. Paul Church


Fridays
Noon Bible Study


Monthly Gatherings
Vestry 4th Sunday, 1:30 pm
Men’s Fellowship 3rd Saturday, 6:00 pm
Justin Society & St. Mary’s Guild 2nd Sunday, 12:15 pm
St. Luke Medical Group 3rd Sunday, 12:15 pm


CLERGY AND PARISH STAFF
Rev. Evette Austin, 
Jackie Dixon, Music Director
Neil Walker, Choirmaster & Organist
Keith Patterson, Sexton
 


The Parish Office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
For Pastoral Emergencies Call: Reverend Austin - 914 999 4877
For Church Emergencies Call:Sandra Husbands: 914-260-2447 or Richard Francis: 914-441-0095


WARDENS AND VESTRY
Sandra Husbands- Senior Warden
Richard Francis – Junior Warden
Vestry Members are: Cuthbert Barker, Althia Barrow, Sylvia Blackman, John Forde, Myrtle Gordon,Herman Harvey, Merlene Howell, Glendine Kirton-Ellis, Ardon Michaels, Monica Parris, Sylvia Rogers, Sybil Welch