St. Paul's Episcopal in Shelton welcomes new pastor

St. Paul's Episcopal Church on the Huntington Green in Shelton has a new rector, the Rev. Amjad Samuel, who will begin his ministry Nov. 1.

Samuel is the son of a bishop in the Church of Pakistan, part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. He studied at Alma College in Michigan in the early 1990s, and studied theology at Duke Divinity School before returning to Pakistan and being ordained in 1995.

Father Amjad established a school, and worked with young Christian adults and professionals seeking to live their faith in an Islamic context.

In 2006, after having to leave Pakistan for his commitment to his faith, he came to Connecticut, where he was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in 2009, the same year he married his wife Mollie from Massachusetts.

Samuel has spent the last four years at a parish in Akron, Ohio.

Church established in 1740

St. Paul's Church was established in 1740 as part of the Church of England.

The current church building near the Huntington firehouse was constructed in 1812, and the property belonging to St. Paul’s across the street next to the Huntington Congregational Church includes a rectory, offices, chapel and parish hall.

Sunday services at St. Paul’s are at 8 a.m. in the church and 10 a.m. in the chapel. Learn more about the church at or by calling the parish office at 203-929-1722.