Steeped in History

Our congregation began in 1697 in the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, made famous by Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." We worship there on summer Sundays.

A community of faith

We gather as friends to grow more deeply in faith, to educate our children in the Good News of a loving Savior, and to worship an Almighty God.

Come as you are

People from many different traditions have a spiritual home in the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns. We come together before God and one another just as we are.

Worship Schedule

10:30 a.m. Sundays at 42 N. Broadway, Tarrytown NY 10591

Youth Program

Children experience God's love in learning and social activities.

Discipleship

We grow in faith through prayer, study, music and service.

Events Calendar

Check out events at the Clock Church and Old Dutch Church.

 

We're Back at the 'Clock Church'

The summer worship season at the Old Dutch Church has ended and the congregation has returned to the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns. Join us at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at 42 North Broadway, Tarrytown, N.Y.

Welcome

We are glad to meet you here, but candidly, we'd much prefer to meet you in person. Consider this my invitation to join us on a Sunday morning when we worship at 10:30 a.m. at the Clock Church, 42 North Broadway,Tarrytown, N.Y.

You're  also welcome to just stop by the church office, where you can find me almost any morning.

The Rev. Jeffrey Gargano

The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow: Legends & Lore of the Oldest Church in New York

Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow: Legends & Lore of the Oldest Church in New YorkThis entertaining book brings you the stories behind the historic Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., made famous around the world by Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."  Discover the haunt of the Headless Horseman, and read the true tales of the church, the oldest in New York, and its members. More than 150 color photos, artworks and maps illustrate the text. Among the highlights: Frederick Philipse, the richest man in New York, who built the church in 1685 but wasn't altogether saintly; the superstitious Dutch colonists who inspired a young Washington Irving; local Revolutionary War heroes buried in the churchyard, including the "hero with the goose gun; the real Catrina Van Tassel and others behind the "Legend" characters; the remarkable pastors who graced the pedestal pulpit; General George Washington's visit during the Revolution; the folk-art headstones in the old Burying Ground; and the church's colonial treasures.

137 pages. Soft cover. 8.5x11. Price: $25 softcover, or $45 hardcover. Price includes shipping/handling.

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Kent Tritle Plays the Noack Tracker Organ at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

Kent Tritle Plays the Noack Tracker Organ at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

This CD features a concert by organ virtuoso and choral conductor Kent Tritle on the magnificent Noack tracker pipe organ at the Old Dutch Church. The CD features compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, who was born the same year the church was constructed (1685), and three other composers who influenced  Bach's Baroque style. Click here to read the New York Times review of Mr. Tritle's concert at St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City. 

 

 

Easter Sunday at the Town Clock Church

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New in Town?

Clock Church

The Reformed Church has been engaged in the Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown community since 1697, first at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow and continuing at the Town Clock Church in Tarrytown. The first meeting of the YMCA was held here, and the local Boy Scout Troop has had its home here for more than 60 years. Our New Beginnings Nursery School provides children with a great early educational opportunity in a loving and gentle environment. Five recovery groups meet in our building. We host concerts and recitals throughout the year, and our congregation supports the local food pantry, the Midnight Run, and several denominational ministries. We would be honored for you to join us on a journey of faith and service as we grow together.

Children's Choirs 2017-18

Our free choral program for children of all ages provide them the chance to sing and ring hand bells to hymns and popular Christian melodies and to enjoy Christian fellowship. Cherub Choir I meets on Wednesday directly after New Beginnings nursery school, from noon to 12:40. Cherub Choir II meets shortly after school on Wednesdays, from 4 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. The Junior Choir meets later in the afternoon on Wednesdays, from 4:45 to 5:45. If you are new to choir and would like your children to participate, please contact the church office, (tel. 914-631-4497) and leave a message for Nell Macdonald, children's choir director. 
Welcome Day & Registration: Wed., Oct. 4. Pre-K at noon-12:40 p.m.; 5s, 1st & 2nd (pre-K on review) at 4-4:40 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 11. Junior Choir, 3rd-8th grades at 4:45-5:45 p.m.
Service participation plans:
Nov. 19, 9:30 rehearsal for 10:30 service, Junior Choir
Dec. 17, 9:30 rehearsal for 10:30 service, Cherub & Junior Choirs
Dec. 24, family service, Cherub Choirs

Old Dutch Church Is Now Wheelchair Accessible

Pictured above is the new entrance to the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow. The renovation work was completed this past spring. The church is now easily accessible via a wheelchair ramp. Also, a new stairway has replaced the former uneven steps. Coming soon: paved paths in the churchyard

Open Hours at Old Dutch

The Old Dutch Church will be open Saturdays in September for sightseeing visits from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A volunteer will be present to talk about and answer questions about the church's colonial Dutch origin, its role in Washington Irving's "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," its connection to the Revolutionary War and its importance in the history of the area. 

An Overview

A unique video tour of the church and town, courtesy of Jeremy Goldsmith.

Reformed From What?

What can I expect when I attend a service? Do you still hold services at the Old Dutch Church? Why do you add an "s" to Tarrytown? Answers to your questions.

RCT Window Featured on the 'Tiffany Trail'


The Rev. John Knox Allen Memorial Window is featured in "The Irvington-Hudson River Tiffany Trail" now online. It is one of 13 sites in the Lower Hudson Valley where one may see stained glass windows created by Louis Comfort Tiffany, America's most famous and popular artist in glass. Click on the image to view the site.

Hats On for First-Sunday Brunch Celebrating the Kentucky Derby

 

Photos: Janie Allen, Renee Chillemi, Lauren McBride, Nanette Malera, Rachael Gargano and Moira Gargano. Recording artist: Rufus Wainwright

Isn’t it possible that while that Confederate flag might communicate at a deep and visceral level one thing to white southerners, about history and place and heritage and identity, .... it viscerally communicates something completely different to black southerners. -- Rev. Jeffery Gargano, sermon, July 21, 2015, four days after the race-based attack at Mother Emanuel AME Church, Charleston. Full sermon...