Woodhaven’s Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church, at 85-45 96th Street, reopened with a new congregation last Friday. The church, on the National Register of Historic Places, is more than 100 years old. Queens Courier reports that it closed down in 2011 due to declining membership and financial problems. Earlier this fall the All Saints Episcopal Church in Richmond Hill announced they were moving in and renovating. They added handicap access to the entrance and are in the process of redoing the floors, chandeliers and furniture. They are also renovating the Wyckoff-Snediker Cemetery, located right behind the church building. The historic cemetery was used by families that lived on farmland in the area from 1792 to 1893.
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