"Enter To Know Christ - Depart To Proclaim Christ Known"

"The Episcopal Church Welcomes You"

The priest, wardens, vestry and members of St. John's ex­tend to you a warm welcome in the name of  Jesus Christ. If you are without a church family, please consider St. John's as your new home. You will be affirmed by the people of God and spiritually nurtured by our shared ministry of love and service.



"We are honored that you are visiting our Church website. St. John's is always striving to find new ways to get our message out to current and prospective members. This Church website allows us to reach people we may never have been able to contact before. Please use this Website to access the information you need about our Church and as a resource for broadening your faith. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you might have." - St. John's



The Rev. Pauline Samuel is a proud graduate of Yale Divinity School where she earned her Masters of Divinity. While in seminary she served as Vice President of the Yale Black Seminarians and also served as Co-Chair of the Annual Class Gift Campaign. Mother Samuel is excited to be serving as our Priest-in-Charge at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield Gardens. Mother Samuel is a Brooklyn native of Caribbean decent. She has a great love for books, is a self-proclaimed foodie and is an avid football fan.

Join us as we journey through scripture  this year using The Path!


The Path: A Journey Through the Bible is a selection of the stories and scriptures that show the arc of God’s path to restore us to the full embrace of God’s love in Jesus Christ. 


Beginning with creation, right on through the Book of Revelation. We will be using The Path as our bible study read this year with copies of the book available for purchase at $8.00. Join our small group bible study sessions on Wednesdays at 12:30pm, 7:00pm, and 8:30pm (a new format using video conferencing!)


For the 8:30pm session we will be using Zoom conferencing where you can either dial in or use the video option. Please use the info listed to participate:


Join Zoom Meeting 

Video URL link: https://zoom.us/j/777082390


Dial-in option
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 777 082 390


The journey begins Wednesday, September 18th, see you there!

Annual Parish

Meeting & Elections

Please be advised that our annual parish meeting and elections will be held on Sunday, January 26th after the 9:00a.m. worship service.  We will elect one (1) Warden and two (2) vestry persons.


The members of the Nominating Committee for 2019 are:


The Rev. Pauline Samuel

Sharon Hunter

Joydeth Lacey-Amos

Roxann Samuel

Walter Tanner

Nikki Young


As we pray and discern about persons who can help our church move forward, listed are some essential qualities and responsibilities of a Vestry person and Warden:

1. Love God and demonstrate a commitment to following the way of Christ.

2. Involved in (or actively seeking) some form of Christian ministry by which he/she will give his/her time and talents to or through the church.

3. Committed to partnership between vestry and clergy, recognizing the success of an inclusive model of leadership relies on everyone’s participation.

4. Is fair, interacts well with people and strives to earn the respect of the congregation.

5.Wardens in particular

a. Meet regularly with clergy to review the life/work of the congregation, plan ahead and anticipate problems.

b. Provide leadership in the congregation by demonstrating a

    consistently positive attitude that seeks to resolve problems,

    recognize achievements and give thanks for what builds


c. Accountable to the clergy and vestry.

6. Someone who is willing to trust God with a tithe of his/her income, and if he/she is not already tithing is willing to begin today.


“Leadership is not being in charge, it is about taking care of people in your charge.” Simon Sinek


In the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island



137-67 Belknap Street

Springfield Gardens

New York 11413-2619



Office: (718) 525-1444

Rectory: (516) 341-2233






Any additional services

will be announced on our

notice board and on our website.


Every Sunday at 9:00 am

Holy Eucharist

Wednesdays - 12 Noon

(Postponed during Lenten Season)

Bible Study

Wednesdays - 1 pm & 7 pm

(Postponed during Lenten Season)

What’s Happening @ St. John’s In November!


Safe Church Training 

St. David’s will host a Safe Church training session on Saturday, November 9th from 9:00am to 3:00pm. 


Friday, November 15th : St. Peter’s Annual Dinner Dance – “Masquerade Ball” at Antun’s, 9:00pm to 2:00am.


Deanery Thanksgiving Eve Service

The Jamaica Deanery will host a Thanksgiving Eve Service on Wednesday, November 27th at St. Alban the Martyr at 7:30pm. 

Disciples of Christ loving and serving God and God’s people .

St. John's Episcopal Church - Established:1926

PRIEST-IN-CHARGE: The Rev. Pauline A. Samuel



137-67 Belknap Street

Springfield Gardens

New York, 11413-2619


Office: (718) 525-1444

Rectory: (718) 525-8900


St. John's Email Address: info@stjohns-springfieldgardensny.org

St. John's Webmaster:  webmaster@stjohns-springfieldgardensny.org

Website Established: 2005

Webmaster: Sharon Hunter