St. Joseph's Parish History
When the Reverend Thomas Cook was sent from Grace Church, Jamaica, to look for opportunities to launch a new mission in the ever growing community of Queens, he sought the help of the Methodists, who agreed without hesitation to provide space in their meeting house. So it was that on April 24th in 1870 at 4 o'clock p.m. the first Saint Joseph's service was held and our beloved parish church was born.
From the very inception of the church its members were determined to continue the work of Christ in this part of his vineyard and to be an integral part of the development of a new community within the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. Although many obstacles were encountered along the way each was met with renewed determination to succeed.
We have come a long way since our humble beginnings and today we are more determined than ever to continue our ministry in God’s name, where all people are welcomed and encouraged to live out their Baptismal Covenants in a supportive and nurturing community. We combine the traditional and the new in our liturgy, creating an exciting worship experience for both the young and old alike.
You are invited to come and join us in worship and to share in our fellowship and ministry to the community.