Welcoming the weary…Dedicated to discipleship

Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.                                      Matt. 11:28-30

We are St. Philip’s Episcopal Church located in Norwood, NY, a Parish of the Diocese of Albany. Our Bishop is The Rt. Rev. William H. Love and our Rector is The Rev. Kathryn Boswell.

All meetings and functions at St. Philips church have been canceled because of the coronavirus.

Please join us for Morning Prayer every morning at 8 a.m., and Compline every night at 9 p.m., on my Facebook page (Kathryn Boswell); the services will also be available on this website at about 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sermons will be posted here and on the St. Philip’s facebook page for you to read or listen to.

Here is the zoom link to access the Sunday service for as long as we continue online. God and technology willing, the service will also be available on the facebook pages of Art Garno and Kathryn Boswell. And we will post a link for the recording on youtube.com.

The people and clergy of St. Paul’s Waddington, St. John’s Massena, St. Thomas Tupper Lake and St. Philips Norwood invite you to join us for Sunday Holy Eucharist at 10AM.

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Sunday Morning Worship Service with Eucharist.

Time: 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 893 0458 9815

Password: JesusSaves

One tap mobile

+19292056099,,89304589815#,,#,696302# US (New York)



Please feel free to call if you have an emergency; my number is listed below.

May God keep you safe and well!

Please feel free to contact us at any time:

St. Philip’s Church Office (Tue. – Fri. from 9 – 1)  353-2037

Mother Kathryn            315-212-5507                                stphilips@live.com

Romi Sebald                 315-322-3385                                sebaldre@potsdam.edu

Lucille Waterson          315-323-6277                                 lusweels@northnet.org

Karen Morgan              315-353-8879                                 ktmorgan@twcny.rr.com

Lynn Howe                   315-265-3482                                lynn.howe44@yahoo.com

Charles Colbert           315- 212-4030                                 charles_colbert@twcny.rr.com

Errol McLean                315-769-6204

St. Philip’s is on 42 S. Main Street in Norwood, across from the village square:



  1. Helen

    Mother kathryn – just took a moment to look at our new website. Looks great. I especially like that your sermons are on-line. Really impressive.

    • Well, thank you! This is just a beginning! I hope this website will be grow to be very useful for our church family.

  2. Heidi Inman

    Thanks for sending me the link. Makes me feel more connected to home!

  3. Cathy Massoni

    I would like more information on your military chaplain stoles. Is there someone you could connect me with? thanks so much

    • Hello, Cathy,

      I’ll give you the email address of the woman in our parish who has been our contact person with this ministry. Her name is Karen Morgan: her email address is ktmorgan@twcny.rr.com
      Karen can put you in touch with the right people if you’d like to get involved as well.
      God be with you,
      Mtr. Kathryn+

    • Karen Morgan

      Cathy, I just accessed the website and saw your message. I am not sure if anyone every was able to contact you, but I am doing so now. I did participate in this ministry, sewing two clergy stoles. One was sent to Afghanistan and one was to be placed in a prominent place in Washington, D.C. – Air Force building or something such as that. Since I finished the last stole I haven’t heard anything further from the woman who initially was contacted by the military to sew these. However, I will contact her and ask her what the status is and will let you know her response. If you want to contact me my e-mail is ktmorgan@twcny.rr.com.

  4. Kathleen Blaisel, Junior Warden

    Dear Rev. Boswell,

    St. James Church vestry in Au Sable Forks, NY is discerning whether to sell our rectory. We understand that you recently sold your rectory and we wanted to know the process involved and if proceeds from the sale were reserved in an account for ongoing and future housing allowance.
    Please call or email me any information you may have.
    Thank you and may God bless you,

    Kathleen Blaisel, Junior Warden

  5. tom murray

    Its a beautiful church building. Can anyone tell me when it was built and perhaps the name of the architect?

    • Hello, Tom,
      We were built about 1875 – I will look up the information I have on the church’s history and get back to you with more specifics. It is indeed lovely. If you live anywhere near Norwood, please visit us!

    • Hello again, Tom. Here’s the information I found in our file. The church was organized as St. Andrews Mission in 1874, but the cornerstone of the Church was laid in 1879, and services weren’t begun in the church building until 1885. The interior was finished between 1892 and 1894, and in 1894 the name of the church was changed to St. Philip’s. I don’t know who the architect was.

  6. The church is made up of members who are willing to search for new ideas and to accept people of diverse backgrounds, and yet honor the tradition and historical nature of the Episcopal church.

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