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“Bushwick Abbey”

“Bushwick Abbey”

First off, it’s not a TV series…

Local Brooklyn venue Radio Bushwick features live music, a bar, a internet net radio station, and now…”Bushwick Abbey“…an Episcopal church.


From Nekoro Gomes’ story in Bushwick Daily:

Let’s face it. When most people think of Bushwick these days, the words “Christian fellowship” do not exactly jump into the imagination. For many younger Christian transplants to the city it can be hard to find a welcoming place of worship, especially one that forgives the trespasses of young Brooklynites- rolling out of bed after 10, quite possibly showing up hungover, and not donning their “Sunday best.” That’s where Bushwick Abbey, a new Episcopal church based on values of community, acceptance, and modern living, stands out. The self-proclaimed “Church That Doesn’t Suck” service takes place every Sunday in the unlikely holy space of music venue Radio Bushwick. When Pastor Kerlin Richter realized that there were no English-speaking Episcopal congregations in Bushwick closer than the Halsey L stop, she created a new church where parishioners of all faiths, ethnicities, and sexual orientations are “welcome to participate and bring [their] whole selves.”

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