Historic St. George's Episcopal Church

Welcome to St. George's Church, Hempstead, New York. We are located at 319 Front Street in the Village of Hempstead. St. George's is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. The Diocese of Long Island is composed of 132 congregations in Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk counties. We are part of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.

Our History - During the American Revolution, Hempstead was a hotbed of British sympathizers or Tories, as they were known. The British attempted to occupy Hempstead after the Battle of Long Island and used St. George's as a headquarters as well as a place to worship. Local folklore has it that the rooster weather vane atop the steeple has sixteen bullet marks placed there by Hessian mercenaries who used it for target practice. American troops occupied the church for a period under Ezekiel Cornell from Rhode Island. Cornell "converted the Episcopal Church into a store house, forbid the parson to pray for the King or any of the Royal Family and made use of the communion table as a convenience for his Yankees to eat upon."

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Celebrate Your Faith

All are welcome to come and celebrate your faith with us. We have two worship services on Sunday. The first is at 8:00am, a more traditional services while our second servies is at 10:15am. Come and share our joy in Christ.

Come and Worship With Us

Sunday Wednesday Saturday
08:00am - 09:00am 10:00am - 11:00am 10:00am - 11:00am
10:15am - 12:00pm 10:00am - 11:00am 10:00am - 11:00am

Our Ministry

At St. George's Church our goal is to server our community with programs that feed, shelter and uplift their spirits. Our programs include a food-pantry, mentoring through scouts (cubs, boys and girl scouts), community service projects, nursing home visits and much more. Join us call today: 516.483.2771..