"The Little White Church on the Hill"
St. John's, Wilmot, is an Episcopal parish located in New Rochelle, convenient to Bronxville, Eastchester, and Scarsdale, as well as Larchmont, and other Sound Shore Communities, from which it draws its members. Located in an historic district of New Rochelle, near Thomas Paine Cottage, its buildings date to colonial times. St. John's was organized as an Episcopal parish in 1858, and is one of the oldest churches in Westchester County, New York. Norman Rockwell, who lived nearby, attended this church and his children were baptized here.
It is an intimate parish, drawing its parishioners not only from other Episcopal parishes, but from Roman Catholic, and other Protestant denominations, as well as other religious traditions. Our newly formed St. John's, Wilmot Choir holds practice every Thursday evening at 7:30, and all are invited to join this harmonious group. St. John's is also a cosmopolitan parish, whose members have come from various sections of the United States and other nations from around the world.
As an Episcopal parish, St. John's, Wilmot, is part of the Anglican Community and its liturgy will be familiar to those who grew up in Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and other liturgical churches. Generally, the Eucharist, Rite II, from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, is celebrated on Sundays.
Following the church service, an informal coffee and tea reception is held in the adjoining St. Francis' Cottage, which is, in itself, an historic structure, and whose timbers still bear the marks of impatient horses' gnawing in a bygone era.
St. John's is an active parish, which has hosted trips to The Cathedral of St. John the Divine and Riverside Churches, as well as an organ concert celebration for the dedication of its new organ. An auction was held in White Plains, in support of the Organ Fund. Activities, tag and rummage sales, trips, and more, are all part of the St. John's community.
Please join us for worship. We invite you with "open hearts, open minds, open doors."