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Juneteenth 2024

Last June, in keeping with St. Paul’s commitment to begin to intentionally address issues of racial reconciliation, justice and healing within our community, for the first time, St. Paul’s celebrated Juneteenth with an all parish event. Some History: For those not familiar with the celebration, June 19, 1865, is the day when a Union general […]

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  May 14, 2024   No comments

Meet Alex Little

Alex Little is a doctoral student of Prof. Higgs at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Born and raised in the U.K., he was a chorister at Norwich Cathedral before studying at Merton College, Oxford, where he completed his undergraduate degree in music and a master’s degree in musicology. At Merton he was […]

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  May 2, 2024   No comments

Valarie Stanley

Valarie Stanley retired from Yale University on December 31, 2021 after 47 years. Her last position there was Senior Director of Institutional Equity and Accessibility. Until recently she was President of the Board of Directors of the Josephine Jarvis Gray Senior Housing, Inc. Currently she is Senior Warden and Chair Personnel and the Budget Committee, […]

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  April 17, 2024   No comments

Director of Music Announcement

From The Rev. Daniel Simons Dear friend of St. Paul’s, I am writing to share the wonderful news that the position of Director of Music at St. Paul’s has been offered to, and accepted by, Josh Ehlebracht, our current Interim Organist. This is the culmination of an extended interim season for our music program, which […]

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  April 16, 2024   No comments

Resolution 7

At the 236th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, a resolutionwhich would come to known as Resolution #7 called on the bishops of the Diocese tocreate a “Reparations Task Force.”  The pertinent resolve in Resolution #7 reads as follows:“Resolved, that this Convention direct the bishops to create a task force whose membership will consist of a majority […]

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  April 8, 2024   No comments

The Rev. Donald Hamer

The Rev. Donald Hamer retired as Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Hartford in 2019 having served there for over 15 years. He presently serves as Priest Associate at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Glastonbury and works with congregations in transition. His theological education includes an MDiv. from Yale Divinity School, a Diplomate in Anglican Studies […]

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  April 8, 2024   No comments

Maundy Thursday Watch

Welcome to the 2024 All Night Watch at St. Paul’s! *Please sign the log if you are here in person so that we can have an accurate count for future planning.* Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and […]

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  March 26, 2024   No comments

Meet Katherine Jolliffs

Named one of The Diapason’s Top 20 Under 30 in 2023, Katherine Jolliffis pursuing a BM in organ performance at the Eastman School of Music where she studies with David Higgs. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, she began piano studies at the age of five and started organ lessons with Marco Petricic during her freshman year […]

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  February 27, 2024   No comments

An invitation to pray

As the month of February comes to an end and March dawns, I think about the fact that on March 12, 2024 we will mark the 4- year anniversary of the shutdown felt all over the world caused by the Covid 19 pandemic. Initially it was like one of those traumatic flash bulb moments like […]

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  February 26, 2024   No comments

Living Faith in Action

During her sermon this past Sunday, the Reverend Tracy Russell-Johnson urged us to “live our lives in faith in action.” But what does that look like? One way is exploring opportunities to serve within the parish of St. Paul’s. Here are two ways from the Justice Ministry to get more deeply involved: The St Paul […]

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  February 26, 2024   No comments