Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Farewells: Rev. Anne Sawyer has left St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery

Photos by Stacie Joy

Easter Sunday was the last day for the Rev. Anne Sawyer to preside over services at the historic St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on 10th Street and Second Avenue.

Rev. Anne, who started as the 14th Rector in June 2017, is heading back to her native Arizona to be with her wife, the Rev. Susan Anderson-Smith.

Before moving to New York, the two co-founded a tuition-free school in Tucson, Ariz., modeled after the former Nativity School here. Anderson-Smith needed to return to the school last year. 

And as Rev. Anne told EVG contributor Stacie Joy:  "We've been doing the long-distance thing for a while. That's a big part of it — wanting to be back together," she said. "I will miss St. Mark's and all of you."
We'll miss Rev. Anne too — she was friendly and outgoing with a great affinity toward the neighborhood and its residents ... it was a pleasure to run into her at the church's many events in recent years (such as here and here...)

Previously on EV Grieve:

1 comment:

Unknown said...

She will be hugely missed! We're looking forward to calling a new priest - and of course, Rev. Paul Feuerstein and Rev. Nate Lee will both still be at St. Mark's carrying on in the meantime!