St. Bartholomew Pro-Cathedral

"Reaching North America with the Transforming Love of Jesus Christ," St. Bartholomew's is the Diocesan Pro-Cathedral

When St. Bartholomew's broke ties with the Episcopal Church USA in 2008, it was the largest parish in the state of New York.  More than 99% of the 1,000+ members of the congregation left behind the church buildings they had called home for 48 years and followed their rector, the Rev. Arthur W. Ward, Jr., in a commitment to Biblical faith.

St. Bart

Today, it continues to be a thriving beacon of light in New York and serves as the Pro-Cathedral for the International Diocese of ACNA.

Adult Ministries place an emphasis on

St.Bart BibleEducation, which includes two women’s studies, one a study of Bible studies written by Beth Moore; a men’s discipleship and Bible study group; Homebuilders, a couple’s monthly Bible study; Sunday morning adult Bible study, fellowship, and discussion; and Upper Room Ministry, a Bible study/discipleship for young adults aged 18-30 years.

Prayer, which involves parishioners in two intercessory prayer chains, one for outreach ministry and one that meets during the administration of Holy Communion for people requesting prayers for themselves and others; a monthly prayer meeting for the persecuted church; and a prayer room open for all parishioners weekly.

Fellowship, which includes The Bishop Scaife guild for women who help plan and sponsor events, a Men’s Discipleship Breakfast, a Book Club for adults who meet to discuss C. S. Lewis’ writings, a Coffee Hour after the worship services, the Red Sleigh Family Fair for individuals who want to help raise funds to donate to various Christian Ministries, and the Women’s Tea for quarterly meetings of fellowship, prayer, and discussion, with guest speakers.

 St. Bart Rocks, Rods, etc.


Outreach, which involves individuals in the Kairos Prison Ministry and in Rock, Rods, & Relationships, an outreach ministry to the community.



Children’s and Youth Ministries include

St. Bart Missionnettes

Children’s education for pre-K through 12th grade, Junior Choir for children in Grades 1-8, Generation Next for teens in grades 6-8 to explore God’s Word, Missionettes to help young girls develop their gifts and abilities, and Vacation Bible School each summer for children pre-K through 6th grade.

Praise and Worship Bands

St. Bart’s has two excellent Praise and Worship Bands, “Immanue l” and “Psalm 98.”  They alternate leading worship at the Saturday 4:30 services and a the Men’s Discipleship Breakfast.

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