We are St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. The Episcopal Church is part of the Anglican Communion, a communion of those churches that grew out of the Church of England.
We are a thriving, Christ-centered parish who knows Christ and makes Christ known.
We have been a worshiping community in Patchogue since 1843. Our church was built in 1883 and is one of the few remaining examples of churches built in the Stick Style.
Our theology is a middle way between the Catholic and the Protestant traditions. We take scripture seriously but not literally, and profess the doctrines of the early Church Councils. We interpret scripture and tradition for the practice of our faith today in light of our God-given reason. We welcome all of God’s children.
Corporate worship is at the heart of our life as a faith community. We celebrate the Eucharist each Sunday and on special holy days; all baptized Christians are invited to receive Holy Communion.
While our priest leads worship, our liturgy is enhanced by music and the contributions of other lay ministries.
We are nourished as we join together in communion to give thanks and praise to God; and to be strengthened to continue God’s work in the world.
Our liturgical style is traditional but relaxed, which reflects the welcoming and inclusive attitude of our parishioners.
We take seriously our Baptismal Covenant that says we will respect
the dignity of every human being.
You are welcome to worship with us, to join with us in fellowship, and in our ministries, regardless of age, economic status, marital status, nationality, race, sexual orientation or gender identity, ability or disability, and wherever you are in your spiritual journey.