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.
Rehearsal and Format of Service
The rehearsal takes place no more than 4 days before the wedding. PLEASE CONSULT WITH THE RECTOR BEFORE SCHEDULING THE REHEARSAL. The rehearsal will take about one hour. The following people should be present:
Whoever will be "giving the Bride away"
Maid/Matron of honor
and at least one usher
Any other people you wish may also attend.
Please bring the marriage license and payment for fees to the rehearsal.
THE FORMAT OF THE SERVICE
The Processional (quoting the music title and composer)
The Sentence and Collect Hymn (with words printed - and music if tune is not well known)
The Lesson (the Rector can assist you in selecting a suitable scripture reading)
The Marriage Hymn (as above)
The Collects and Nuptial Blessing Hymn
The Recessional (quoting the music title and composer)