About Our Church
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is located in downtown Mount Kisco, New York, at the intersection of Routes 117 and 133. Our forebearers, who built our present building just over one hundred years ago, envisioned a church which would be at the center of a vibrant Westchester community. The beauty of our building is difficult to miss. Our location makes us easy to reach from all over Westchester County, our ample parking lot can easily accommodate a crowd, and our proximity to the train station on an excellent branch of Metro North frequently allows us to welcome out of town visitors.
We are an Episcopal Church, which means we are part of a denomination which has many strengths. Our worship is rooted in the beauty, holiness, and grandeur of The Book of Common Prayer. Our music draws on the richness of diverse traditions over many centuries and is enhanced by our Aeolian-Skinner Organ. Our choir regularly makes a joyful noise unto the Lord, but we also recognize that our congregation loves to sing hymns that they know and love. Our preaching, which arises out of prayerful meditation on the Scripture readings assigned to each Sunday, endeavors to lead the congregation deeper into the Biblical story before sending them out into the world to share the love of Jesus Christ in their daily lives.
We are part of a progressive religious tradition that carefully weighs Scripture, Tradition, Reason, and Human Experience in our response to contemporary issues. For nearly forty years we have been ordaining women to the priesthood. We joyfully welcome diversity in our congregation and in our leadership. As a church, we have wrestled with institutional racism, and strive to be a broadly inclusive and welcoming community.
We take seriously our call to be engaged with the community of Mount Kisco where we are located, and with the various communities in which our members dwell. Our time, talent, and treasure contribute to a variety of programs which reach out to the hungry, the homeless, and the needy in our region of Westchester County.
We know that in every phase of the human life cycle, people need to feel God’s love in their lives, whether they are explicitly religious or not. We endeavor to hear and meet people where they are in their spiritual and life journeys, and when appropriate, we offer Welcome, Healing, Forgiveness, Pastoral Counsel, and Spiritual Guidance. We are ready to work with
individuals and families who may need help with a Baptism, a Wedding, or a Funeral.
Wherever you are in life – whether the sun shines brightly or the clouds are heavy – whether you have religious or spiritual roots to build on or you are looking for a place to explore some – we hope that you will come and visit.