ST. ANN’S CHURCH, Mott Haven

St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, St. Ann’s Avenue between East 139th and East 141st Streets, is The Bronx’ oldest church, having been built in 1841 and dedicated to Gouverneur Morris‘ mother, named, naturally, Ann. Several members of the Bronx’ most noted families of the colonial era and beyond are buried in the church’s graveyard, including Gouverneur and Lewis Morris.

Before much of Mott Haven was purchased by Jordan Mott for his iron works in the 1840s, Mott Haven was owned by the Morris family.


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6 Responses to ST. ANN’S CHURCH, Mott Haven

  1. Mike says:

    I grew up on 140th between st. Ann’s and Cypress. Seeing the church brings back a lot of fond memories. Used to attend after school programs there.

  2. Edward says:

    Met the Pastor of the church there years ago. I can’t remember her name, but she was very instrumental in helping the poor residents of the area, so much so that she was profiled in a Jonathan Kozol book “Amazing Grace” some years back. She was very sweet and helpful, and I wonder if she’s still at St. Ann’s?

    • Edward says:

      I’ll answer my own question =)

      St. Ann’s website lists Rev. Martha Overall as the Pastor, so she’s still there (I met her almost 20 years ago).

      God Bless her!

  3. Kiwiwriter says:

    So that churchyard has a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

  4. Sylvia Young says:

    I visited years age, and was impressed with the beautiful stained glass windows. Could you tell me the name of the woman who designed and perhaps created them?
    Thank you

    • C. Medina Ruiz says:

      I think he was referring to Reverend Martha and she had an assistant named Jeremy.

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