The Archbishop of Canterbury visited St. Ann’s Church on Jan. 27 to gain an understanding of the work the the Episcopal Church does with the poor.
Rev. Martha Overall, the pastor of the Mott Haven church, showed Archbishop Rowan Williams the church’s Wednesday food pantry.
She told the archbishop, who is the symbolic head of the Anglican Church worldwide, “We are really the poorest of the poor. Since we are open all the time, we are the community church,” according to the Diocese news site.
The archbishop was in New York for a theological conference. During his visit he met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.