| 47 Jordan Road, New Hartford, NY 13413 | (315) 724-2324



Photo of Judith H. Reilly, Executive Director


Dear friends,

Some days as I go through life I have to remind myself that it’s mid-June; seems that my mind is hovering somewhere in April and May, but as I sit hear on the patio at St. Margaret’s House with the birds chirping away, I’m brought back to reality.

Now that Phase 3 has begun in our area, we will offer Wednesday lunch after the church service. All are welcome to come to the service – at this time with COVID-19 precautions in place – we will practice social distancing and have spiritual communion only but we will be together worshipping our Lord. We suggest a $10 donation for lunch, but we never turn anyone away – again, all are welcome.

You’ll see that our programming is very light for the summer. In a perfect world we would have additional offerings; in this COVID world I want you to know that you are welcome to come and find respite here. Perhaps do what I’m doing right now, sit on the patio and listen to the birds, catch a warm breeze, and thank God for all of the blessings that we enjoy. This is a great time to come and explore our beautiful library and peruse the books. Maybe there’s something you’d enjoy reading – our world has slowed down – now is a great time to do so. You’ll also see that our monthly dinner makes its return in July – in a little different format. There will be some dining in – in a variety of locations – and we will offer take out meals as well.

Continued prayers for the healing of our region, nation, and world from COVID-19 and the ugliness that ensues when the dignity of all people is compromised. Please come visit soon!

All the best,

Judith H. Reilly

Executive Director

St. Margaret's Ecumenical & Retreat Center

We welcome those of all faiths who wish to come for quiet hours, for retreats, or just to make a visit.

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Corporate Retreats

In a quiet setting, away from the office, we’re just the place to watch your productivity soar.

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Religious Groups

Looking to take your church leadership team or group to a new level? Perhaps you looking for personal time away to deepen your own relationship with God?

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Social Clubs

Thinking of a social for your card club, Rotary, or quilting group? Need a space to meet where none of you are responsible for removing dust, magazines, or dog fur?

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Friends Helping Friends Event | October 14-15

This will be a 2 day event to avoid crowds and allow social distancing to keep you safe and comfortable!



When the house first opened, it served as a rest home for convalescent women and those in need of rest, care, quiet, and spiritual help. During the time that the Sisters were in residence, they would welcome those of all faiths who wished to come for quiet hours, for retreats, or just to make a visit. The beautiful grounds were always filled with flowers, gardens, and grape vines.

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Are you passionate about our work? Have you been changed through time spent at St. Margaret’s House or the Emmaus House? Have you been blessed and you want to share your blessings through the work that we do?

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Want to get away for a day, a short retreat, or maybe a week or more? Consider a stay at St. Margaret’s House!

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Emmaus House

Now in its 37th year, the House has provided temporary emergency shelter to over 12,000 women and children.

Upcoming Events

Tue 27

Bible Study w/ Barb

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 28

Celebration of Holy Eucharist Service @ 12pm

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Hartford NY
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Nov 03

Election Day!

November 3
Nov 04

Celebration of Holy Eucharist Service @ 12pm

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Hartford NY
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Contact Us

47 Jordan Road
New Hartford, NY 13413
P: (315) 724-2324
F: (315) 724-0174
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Room Capacity

Living Room

Capacity: 12 P


Capacity: 10 P at table; 25 P in room

Great Room

Capacity: 50 P

The Chapel

Capacity: 60 P

Dining Room

Capacity: 40 P