Though founded by law in 1693, the congregation began work here as early as 1684. The first project in the parish was the founding of a school in the Mile Square area of Yonkers. This begins a long history of community service. St. John’s and its parishioners were major contributors in the founding of St. John’s Hospital. In recent history this parish was instrumental in founding C.L.U.S.T.E.R., an agency to support people in need, and the Sharing Community which has helped thousands make the transition from homelessness to mainstream life and providing relief to the hungry, the homeless, and the poor.
The primary mission of St. John’s is spreading the Gospel and healing message of Christ's love for the world. In continuing this work, the people of Saint John's Episcopal Church support all who pursue peace and joy through the love of God and neighbor. May God richly bless you, and give you faith, courage and strength.