History of St. John’s

Constructed in the English Gothic style and consecrated in 2C History door to offices1894, St. John’s Church was the first place of worship in the Village of Larchmont during its most dynamic growth phase.

Early rectors had a major influence on village life, and St. John’s has since developed a well-deserved reputation for welcoming people and families from other denominations and faiths. The parish has also long been supportive of women and their role in the Episcopal Church: It supplied three of the earliest female candidates for ordination (including the Rev. Dorothy A. Greene, who is currently priest associate here) and was one of the first Episcopal parishes in the country to elect women to the vestry, in 1958.

Today, St. John’s is a vital member of the Westchester religious community and has carried out two major capital campaigns in the last 13 years, substantially renovating the worship space in the church itself as well as other public areas used by the congregation. St. John’s has a vibrant Sunday school, including extensive programs for preteens and teens. In addition, St. John’s Nursery School provides preschool classes to children in Larchmont and the surrounding communities.

Timeline of St. John’s History