Lead Pastor or Rector
Fr. Charles McCarron
Arts Ministry Leader
“Seek the well-being of the place to which I have sent you. Pray for it to the Lord. For in seeking its well-being, you shall find your own.” –Jeremiah 29:7
A place of worship. A place of recovery and re-creation. A place of peace.
More than just a beautiful building, Saint Mary’s on Shelter Island is called to be a gathering place for all those who pass through our doors. We are journeying to be a center for the arts, and a place of healing, challenge and prayer. We are called to be a community committed to the growth and social well-being of our Island.
People of all colors, all economic backgrounds, orientations and family styles, islanders, and from urban city neighborhoods stand shoulder to shoulder. Together, we celebrate weddings, baptisms and funerals, Christmas and Easter, and weekend Eucharist. Together we are called to create a sacred space, a “thin place” on our island, open to all.
We are currently in the process of building our Arts Program. We are in an area of the country where there are many talented artists and part of our vision is integral to the community and its creativity.