The Atlantic Deanery

The Diocese of Long Island

In the Episcopal Church, A Parish is not a congregation onto its own, rather we all belong to a Diocese, and our unity and mission as a Church is found In our Diocesan  Bishop.  This is the historic structure handed down by the Apostles of Jesus.   In the Diocese of Long Island, we also have regional subgroup known as a Deanery.  Within a Deanery, there is regular support and fellowship among the Clergy, and some shared ministries that we do better together than apart.  The Atlantic Deanery is comprised of Churches along the Great South Bay of Long Island, in Southern Eastern Suffolk County.

The Churches in the Atlantic Deanery

St John’s, Oakdale— Fr Rick Simpson (helper Priest)

Emmanuel Church, Great River—Fr Ellis Tommaseo

Messiah, Central Islip—Fr Joseph Jerome

Christ Church, Brentwood—Deacon Gail Kertland and Fr Joseph Jermon

St Mark’s, Islip—The Very Rev. Rick Simpson, Dean of the Atlantic Deanery

St Peter’s Bay Shore— The Right Reverend Johncy Itty,

Christ Church, Babylon—Mother Claire Nesmith

St Mary’s, Amityville Fr. Randy Geminder

St Thomas, Farmingdale—Mother Christiane Peterson-Snyder

St Patricks, Deer Park—Fr Bill Murphy

St Boniface, Lindenhurst—Mother Diane DeBlasio

Some of our Shared Ministry 2016—Lenten Study & Bike Ride for Habitat