FAQ2019-03-05T22:10:16-05:00

We  hope that the following section answers some of your questions about our church.   If you don’t find the information you’re looking for please call the Parish office at 718-625-4126 or email us at info@stpaulscarrollst.org.

Where is St. Paul’s located?2019-03-05T22:00:27-05:00

St. Paul’s address is 199 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, which is between Court and Clinton Streets. The entrance to the church is on Clinton Street at the corner of Carroll Street.

What time are services at St. Paul’s and what kind of services are they?2019-03-05T22:03:47-05:00

From October to June, St. Paul’s offers a solemn Rite I sung Mass on Sunday at 11 am, which lasts about 75 minutes. From June to September, there is a shorter Low Mass at 10 am.  A series of Jazz Masses is also offered by parishioner Willie Martinez and fellow performers during the summer.

Morning prayer is said in the Lady Chapel on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 am. On Friday mornings at 9 am, a Low Mass is held in the Lady Chapel.

What kind of church is St. Paul’s?2019-03-05T22:04:06-05:00

St. Paul’s is an Episcopal Church worshipping in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. It is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. Nationally, the Diocese is integrated in the American Episcopal Church, which is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

St. Paul’s uses the Rite I  liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer and a traditional worship style while maintaining a commitment to inclusive social values.

When is St. Paul’s open?2019-03-05T22:12:45-05:00

Other than during service times, St. Paul’s is open for prayer and meditation on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Saturdays from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

What if I’m coming with my child/children?2019-03-05T22:12:30-05:00

Children are always welcome at St. Paul’s. To support parents in their participation in the liturgy, St. Paul’s offers free child care in the Rectory. Experienced teenage babysitters engage and play with children between the ages of 3 months and 10 years. The children are then picked up by their parents and brought into the church just before communion, in order to receive a blessing.

Can I make my confession at St Paul’s?2019-03-05T22:12:22-05:00

Absolutely.  Make an appointment with Fr. Wallace by contacting the parish office at 718-625-4126 or info@stpaulscarrollst.org.

Can I or my child be baptized at St Paul’s?2019-03-05T22:11:56-05:00

The best way to begin discussing Holy Baptism as the entrance into the Christian faith and life is to contact the parish office at 718-625-4126 or info@stpaulscarrollst.org.

Can I get married at St. Paul’s?2019-03-05T22:12:04-05:00

We welcome speaking to anyone regarding Holy Matrimony as it is set out in The Book of Common Prayer. The best way to begin is to contact the parish office at 718-625-4126 or info@stpaulscarrollst.org.

Tell me about funerals and burials at St. Paul’s?2019-03-05T22:11:46-05:00

Funerals can be arranged by calling the parish office. The deceased should have had a relationship to St. Paul’s.

Can I host an event/performance/production at St. Paul’s?2019-03-05T22:18:47-05:00

St. Paul’s has a number of event spaces. The Parish Hall is St. Paul’s most popular event space, accommodating gatherings of up to 100 people, and featuring a kitchen with commercial appliances. The Parish Hall is a welcoming open space, well-suited for film/television production holding, receptions and dances.

The St. Paul’s church sanctuary is available for concerts and some cultural events. The St. Andrew’s House Library offers an intimate gathering space for smaller groups.

Wi-Fi internet is available throughout the parish. Because not all events may be suited for all spaces, the parish retains the right to make such determinations.

For inquiries, please contact the parish office at info@stpaulscarrollst.org or (718) 625-4126.

What is the community of worshippers like?2019-03-05T22:50:44-05:00

St. Paul’s has a diverse, inclusive congregation that is open and welcoming to all, and includes singles, couples, families, and children.

What do the people at St. Paul’s, as Episcopalians, believe?2019-03-05T22:49:42-05:00

While only God knows the innermost recesses of everyone’s heart and mind, the cornerstones of Episcopal faith are the Bible, the catechism, the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds and the Book of Common Prayer. Episcopalians believe in the triune God, whose Son Jesus Christ brought about the world’s redemption by his death and resurrection. The Episcopal Church is also committed to progressive values, and providing a spiritual home that is free of judgment and inclusive for all. For more on what Episcopalians believe, see the baptismal covenant from The Book of Common Prayer.

What does it mean to be Episcopal?2019-03-05T22:49:28-05:00

The word “Episcopal” comes from the Latin word  “episcopus,” meaning “bishop,” and refers to the Apostolic succession and internal governance of the Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church forms the American branch of the Anglican Communion. The Anglican Communion comprises all Christian churches worldwide that originate from the Church of England.

What does Anglo-Catholic mean?2019-03-05T22:50:56-05:00

Anglo-Catholicism is a movement in the Anglican/Episcopal Church going back to the 19th century Oxford Movement, whose main idea was that Anglicanism was not a Protestant denomination but a branch of the historic Catholic Church, along with the Roman Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox churches. Anglo-Catholicism emphasizes the sacramental life of the church, especially the central importance of the Holy Eucharist and the Apostolic succession of the episcopate. Anglo-Catholics are concerned with restoring the liturgical and devotional expression of doctrine in the life of the Anglican Church. (Excerpted from https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/glossary/anglo-catholic-movement-anglo-catholicism)