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Local Church Gets Fresh Face

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Welcomes Reverend Sandra Seaborn as Priest-in-Charge.

During this Easter season of new life St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Scarborough will host a Celebration of New Ministry to officially induct Reverend Sandra Seaborn as Priest-in-Charge on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 7:30pm.  The recently appointed Bishop Coadjutor, The Right Reverend Andrew Dietsche will be Celebrant and Rev. Milind Sojwal from All Angels’, Manhattan, will deliver the sermon.  St. Mary’s is located at 669 Albany Post Road, Scarborough, NY, 10510.

Rev. Seaborn who achieved her Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2009, moved back to the States and joined St. Mary’s in August of last year. With her past experiences in both secular roles such as a Social Worker with The Bowery Mission in NYC and spiritual capacities including her most recent role as the Associate Presbyter at C.S.I. Wesley English Church in Chennai, India, Rev. Seaborn is focused on strengthening St. Mary’s outreach and family programs.  “St. Mary’s is a hidden gem!  A delightful family-sized church with a heart for the community,” she states with her typical exuberance. “As many know the Episcopal Church has been working through a challenging time over the past few years, Sandra’s presence and point of view bring fresh optimism,” says Sr. Warden, Robert Lubalin, “our future is bright!”

Founded by Rev. William Creighton in 1839, St. Mary’s moved into the current structure in 1851. St. Mary's is an outstanding example of the Early English Gothic style and has the only complete set of stained-glass windows designed and created by John and William Bolton, designed extensively with the grisaille technique. The ivy covering the walls of the church descends from cuttings planted by Washington Irving, a life-long friend of Dr. Creighton. Modeled after the fourteenth-century Scarborough Parish Church in Scarborough in Yorkshire, England the church, constructed by local stone masons used native granite, is rich in history.

About St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Scarborough:
St. Mary's Scarborough is a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of New York, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, identified as an Evangelical Episcopal Parish. To access details about a service schedule visit www.stmarysscarborough.com.  All are welcome to attend, hope to see you on Sunday!

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