The Reverend Andrew C. Mead, Rector of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, writes a chronicle for members and friends of the parish, usually four times a year. The latest edition is added to the top of the list as soon as it becomes available. As always, we thank you for utilizing the website, thereby saving the church the cost of printing and mailing. If you know a parishioner or friend of the parish who does not have access to a computer and who needs to receive the Rector's Chronicle by mail, do not hesitate to let us know.
The Rector begins with the Holy Week to come and ends with the Ash Wednesday past. In between, he writes about an organ to be publicly played, a play to be publicly read, and more.
The Rector writes about upcoming Christmas services (nigh), the first few months of 2011 (upcoming), the Vestry election (past), two books by Fr Austin (new), the election for a new bishop (distant), the EMC (on-going) and the campaign for a new Great Org…
The Rector writes about Clergy, Canvass and Count—our clergy, past and present; the canvass for our future; a count for the ages.
In this early summer Chronicle as the Rector prepares to leave for Maine, he discusses very interesting developments concerning the remains of our first Rector, the Rev’d Cornelius Roosevelt Duffie, and his family. He also offers us a preview of his sum…
In this Chronicle, the Rector discusses spring growth: Fr Erdman as a rector in Kentucky, new priests on the scene at Saint Thomas, a new Verger on the loose in June, and an old Verger in the nave this summer. This issue also includes an update on Fr Andr…
The Rector writes about Holy Week, a new priest for Saint Thomas, the Mardi Gras party, an upcoming visit by John Polkinghorne, and more.
The Rector writes about clergy changes, two rectory receptions, the new website, the Rector's Doctrine Class, the buzz over the recent announcement by the Vatican regarding Anglicans, and more.
In this Chroncile, the Rector writes about the return of the choir in September and of the Hancocks in October, the departure of Fr Stafford in November, the start of the 2010 EMC and the birth of the Hospitality Committee, and the growth of Theology at S…
The Rector writes about the summer to come, the Holy Week and Easter gone by, and a good many events from April and May, including the choir trip, Bishop Sisk's visit for Confirmation and Reception, the Choirmasters Conference, an honor for Wiliam Miller,…
This time, the Rector writes of Lent and Holy Week, the economic crisis and finances, and our ongoing efforts: the Choir School, music, and the ministry of clergy and staff.