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EVENT: "CELEBRATION OF A NEW MINISTRY" -- The Rev. F.M. "Buddy" Stallings to be instituted as the 12th Rector of Saint Bartholomew's Church (St. Bart's) 

DATE: Tuesday, May 21, 2012, 7 pm 

LOCATION: Saint Bartholomew's Church, 325 Park Ave at 51st Street (Midtown Manhattan)

NEAREST SUBWAY: #6 to 51st Street and Lexington or E Train to 53rd and Lexington

CONTACT: St. Bart's Central, 212-378-0222
DESCRIPTION: All are invited to attend this service welcoming Buddy Stallings as the 12th Rector of St. Bart's. There will be a light reception following.  
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NEW YORK - "CELEBRATION OF A NEW MINISTRY" -- The Rev. F.M. "Buddy" Stallings to be instituted as the 12th Rector of St. Bart's, a celebrated Manhattan landmark, beloved parish and beacon of faith and inclusiveness for people of all faiths.

He will be instituted as the 12th Rector of St. Bart's after serving as Vicar from March 2008 to January 2012, then Priest-in-Charge until February 2013.


The Right Reverend Andrew M. L. Dietsche, Episcopal Bishop of New York,will preside. The Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton will preach. The service will begin promptly at 7 pm and will be followed by a light reception in the adjoining cafe "INSIDE PARK."


Buddy Tim Martin

"I believe with all my heart that the world has never stood in greater need of transformation, and dream that the church -- St. Bart's and beyond -- can be a conveyor of hope and peace."  




ABOUT ST. BART'S: St. Bartholomew's Church embraces both the old and the new, reaching over 5000 members around the world.

At its heart, St. Bart's is a worshiping community that fully enjoys the gifts of arts and music, including its world-class architecture, its three choirs and organ (the largest in New York City), its growing use of digital arts and communication, and a long lasting troupe of theatrical players.

Equally important and at the center of St. Bart's heart is its commitment to Community Ministry, including meals every day in its soup kitchen, a pantry which serves 80 families a week, and a shelter for women 365 days a year. Long involved in interfaith conversation, St. Bart's continues its Center for Religious Inquiry, currently sponsoring interfaith education for children of mixed religious families, a Sangha for Buddhist-style Christian meditation, and other practices for people of all faiths.

PARISHIONERS: From all walks but also many famous people are and have been parishioners at this New York City Landmark and famous Episcopal Church. We only release names of those who are deceased to protect people's right to privacy and sanctuary - here are but a few:
- The Vanderbilts, who gave the entire front façade in memory of Cornelius, designed by Stanford White
- Walter Cronkite and family (his funeral was here)
- Lillian Gish and her sister, Dorothy

- A New York City landmark known for its Byzantine and Romanesque Architecture.
- An expansive approach, St. Bart's has not only women priests but women artists, notably Hildreth Meiere, whose 24k gold mosaic works are featured in both the narthex and the apse.
- The largest pipe organ in New York City and a three Choir music program including "Summer Festival" and  The Great Music Concerts produced by The Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation.
- Many movie/TV shoots done here including "Arthur I and II," SALT, "Law and Order" "White Collar" etc. . .

- Center for Religious Inquiry: Children's Interfaith Education, Imam Rauf Feisal was recently a guest lecturer, Weekly Sangha a Christian meditation practice, Meditation Mondays
- Groceries for 79,000+ meals last year and a shelter for homeless women seven days a week

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Press inquiries to:

Roz Dimon, Director of Communication Arts

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