St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church
Grand Island, New York

Important Message from St. Martin's Re-Opening Task Force

Thank you, St. Martin’s, for the survey responses providing feedback about restarting indoor services. Based on your input and after much prayer and reflection, including virtual consultation with Father Nick, we are planning by God’s Grace to begin indoor services the weekend of October 3-4, 2020.  The plan is to include an adapted version of communion distribution.


Employing every-other-pew seating plus social distancing within used pews means we can only safely seat approximately 40 folks at a time for indoor worship. Face coverings must be worn whenever inside the building. Safety Angels will gently help enforce our face covering and 6-foot social distancing rules. Of course, no one who is or feels ill should attend services during this COVID-19 pandemic. 


We ask that you make a reservation by the Wednesday before the weekend service you plan on attending. We are adding Saturday services at 4pm. We will continue the current 9am Sunday service (just moving it from outside to inside). Make your reservation for a service by emailing Enable JavaScript to view protected content. or calling the church office at 773-3335 and let us know the service you are attending and include your name and how many will attend with you. Day of service walk ups may or may not be seated, dependent on our COVID-19 max capacity. We appreciate your support and flexibility. Our plans may need to change as time goes on.


We are so very thankful that each of you has been and continues to be a blessing to St. Martin’s and the world around you, as you share God’s Love, nurtured in your hearts and minds by the transforming community of Christian friends that is St. Martin’s. Looking forward to seeing you in church! 



St. Martin’s Re-Opening Task Force