About Us


Thank you for taking the time to visit the website of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in historic Newport, Kentucky.  Whether you spend a little or a lot of time on these web pages, please know that you have been kept in prayer.  If you would like me and/or our Christian community to pray for you or any prayer concern you have, please visit our Prayer Requests page.

St. Paul’s, a Christian community, in the Episcopal tradition, has been at the corner of Court and York since 1844.  We have endured plenty of hardships and celebrated many happy occasions: the Civil War, the Flood of 1937, two world wars, changes around the City of Newport, the Big Red Machine, to name a few. Throughout the years, we continue to exist in order to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.  We are here to worship the Risen Lord Jesus, to proclaim the good news of the Gospel, to promote justice, peace, and love.  All of our ministries are tied to this mission.

St. Paul’s has experienced tremendous growth spiritually, ministerially, and numerically. After being considered a mission for recent decades, St. Paul’s regained its parish status just a few years ago. We are committed to hands-on outreach ministry through our food pantry and health care ministries. We are embarking on a new chapter of ministry with renovated facilities and a new industrial kitchen to help those who need a hand.

Our Sunday community reflects the diversity of God’s creation and, while we celebrate that diversity, we are not here to worship ourselves. We are here to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ regardless of who we are or where we have been.  We do not claim to be a perfect place or a perfect people, but we believe in the power of God’s forgiveness and reconciliation and claim it for faithful living.

If you are looking for a Christian community where we strive to respect the dignity of every human being, then I would invite you to consider St. Paul’s. You are always most welcome.

Faithfully yours,

The Very Reverend S. Matthew Young