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St. Hilda's House, NYC


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Spring was very late this year, but the gardens are catching up quickly
The Community of the Holy Spirit is a monastic community for women in the Episcopal Church, and a witness to the work of the Holy Spirit in the world.

The Sisters' loving service extends to all of Creation, and we recognize Earth and all life as a primary revelation of the divine.

We welcome you to share in our life and our work by following along with our blog and this website, subscribing to our e-newsletter (you can visit our newsletter archive here), and visiting us at our Community houses: St. Hilda's House in New York City and Melrose/Bluestone Farm in Brewster, NY.

Capital Campaign Updates - June 2015

Our first official capital campaign update was mailed last June! (If you didn't receive the mailing, or just want to check up with the progress, here is a copy.)




In the months that followed this report we have been extremely busy with all the amazing work that has been completed. Of course we encountered unexpected expenses (this house is an ancient delight), but we also avoided some expenses we expected to have. That was an incredible blessing, and as a result we have been able to accomplish a whole lot more than we had hoped! Stay tuned for another update as soon as some of the ongoing dust settles!

Photos from the top: One of the new bathrooms on the second floor; our much-improved laundry room, with decent lighting and proper plumbing; another one of the five and a half baths renovated; the Great Room, renovated to allow for the improved second-floor plumbing.