The Episcopal Church of St Mary-in-the-Highlands has been literally at the heart of Cold Spring since 1840. The current Church was erected in 1868.

Sunday Masses are at 8:00 and 10:30 am. We offer child care and Sunday School during the 10:30 am service.

St Mary's is a vibrant parish community consisting of a cross section of young families, middle-aged empty nesters, professionals, retired seniors and others.

Located in the Cold Spring National Register Historic District, our beautiful stone Church nestled in the spectacular Hudson Highlands has been called The Cathedral of the Hudson Valley for its graceful grey granite spire rising 128 feet above the village of Cold Spring.

We have a marvelous hall that is available for rentals. It is equipped with a full kitchen and you will find it perfect for meetings, weddings, and receptions of all kinds.

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Open Baptism

The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary-in-the-Highlands, Cold Spring, once again offers “Open Baptism” at their 7:00 pm Easter Vigil on the 7th of April..

“I know this seems highly ‘unorthodox’ and perhaps even a ‘gimmick’ to some,” the Rector of St Mary’s, Father Shane Scott-Hamblen, explained “but St Mary’s hopes to show that the Church exists to include people – not to exclude them”.

On Holy Saturday night, the church will continue to welcome – with “no questions asked” - any un-baptized person who wants to be baptized. 

Those interested are requested to either telephone the Father Shane (845-265-2539) or arrive at the church around 6:45 pm. 

St Mary’s is reaching out to all those who have been denied baptism in the past for whatever reason.  They hope that parents or adults who forgot or “never quite got around to it”, as well as those who were formerly turned away, will take full advantage of this invitation – as many other families have in the last several years. 

For Christians around the world, Holy Week is the most solemn time of the year enacting Christ’s last days before his Crucifixion and Resurrection.  “I know this ‘invitation’ seems to be controversial for a few who believe we are offering “cheap grace”, admitted Fr Shane, “but our understanding is that grace is never cheap – it is free”. 

The Maundy Thursday Mass will be on April 5th at 7:00 pm (the candle-lit church will remain open until midnight for anyone who wants to drop by to say a prayer in the Gethsemane Chapel).  The Ecumenical Good Friday Service will be on the 6th at 12:00 with the village clergy carrying in a life-size Cross.  The Great Easter Vigil will be on the 7th at 7:00 pm (those wanting to be baptized are asked to arrive around 6:45 pm).

Absolutely everyone is welcome. 

The Episcopal Church of St Mary-in-the-Highlands
1 Chestnut Street
Corner of Routes 9D and 301 Cold Spring, New York 10516
(845) 265-2539


A beautiful historic stone church nestled in the Hudson Valley at the center of Cold Spring, New York. Within walking distance of Metro North and spectacular views of the Hudson River, Storm King Mountain, and West Point.