A COMMUNITY OF RADICAL HOSPITALITY
We at St Thomas take seriously our call to good stewardship. We are aware that all that we have here at St Thomas does not belong simply to us. It is a gift nurtured and bestowed by the ones who came before us. It is our job now to care for this place so that our doors will always be open to anyone searching for God in their lives, and to continuing the work of caring for the poor in our community.
Would you like to be part of this important project? We are happy to accept donations for the inside painting of the church as well as the future conservation of this historic building. Please donate and help make sure St Thomas continues to serve the community for generations to come!
Some of the significant work that has been done:
The church floor was removed and the entire foundation of the church was rebuilt.
The large stained glass window behind our altar was removed and restored.
The outside of the church was stripped of its paint.
Handicap accessible ramp added to the Parish House.
Repointing of the brickwork on the exterior
Staining the exterior of the church and painting the interior
Repaving of the parking lot and repairing walkways
We are grateful to the following organizations that helped us fund our project:
The Episcopal Diocese of New York Property Commission
The Bedell Fund at St Matthew's Episcopal Church, Bedford NY
The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island
The Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation
The New York Landmark Conservancy
The Mid Hudson Executive Committee of the Diocese of New York
The many parishioners and friends of St Thomas who generously gave to support the restoration.
Built in 1850, St Thomas has been declared an historic landmark by the New York Landmark Conservancy. In 2008, we began a three-phase, $550,000 restoration of our church building. After nine years of faithful work, we will have completed the restoration this summer! Pictures to follow soon!