Rev’d H. Dagnall Free, Rector

Father Free was ordained deacon in June of 2010 and a priest in December of 2010 in South Carolina. Father Free received an M.Div. from Nashotah House Seminary in Wisconsin in 2010, where he served as Senior Sacristan. Prior to the Priesthood, Father Free worked in commercial banking. He served at St. John’s, John’s Island and St. Stephens, Charleston, South Carolina prior to being called to St. Mary’s in May of 2015.


He and his wife Sallie, along with his son, reside in Staten Island, NYC.  


Father Free enjoys spending time off in Manhattan and reading various types of literature -especially Russian and Japanese. Sallie is an avid lover of nature.  


The aspects of ministry that Fr. Free particularly enjoys is celebrating the liturgy of the Church and offering pastoral care. For the last 2 years has served as Dean of the Staten Island Clericus. 


Father Free loves the diversity of St. Mary’s congregation, as well as the North Shore of Staten Island, and especially welcomes all to St. Mary’s to share in our worship and community!


Enrico Contenti, Organist and Choir Master


Paige Gunther, Parish Administrator


Bruce Biggins, Sexton


Wardens: Linda Blanchette & Robert Campbell


Vestry: Lawrence Adegbile, Cathy Carlson, Andrea Dumas, Mark Oyelaja, Elisa Di Simone, Michele Maugeri, Eve Howard, Abbey Fadamiro, Jody Stoll. Treasurer, Cathy Carlson

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