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

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

We are here to enjoy the abundant love  of Jesus Christ, and to share it with one another and with our brothers and sisters in the world around us. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday Eucharist is at 10 a.m.  Coffee hour follows the service; please stay for refreshments and conversation!

Community Lunch is free to all, the fourth Wednesday of the month.

The Common Cents Thrift Shop is open Tuesday 10 to 2, Thursday 10 to 2, and Saturday 10 to noon.


Please feel free to contact us at any time:

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

Mother Kathryn            212-5507                                stphilips@live.com

Romi Sebald                 322-3385                                sebaldre@potsdam.edu

Lucille Waterson          323-6277                                 lusweels@northnet.org

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

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

Charles Colbert            353-7393 or 212-4030            charles_colbert@twcny.rr.com


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.

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