Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, a way of life

COVID-19 Resources

Digital sharing resources for services, meetings, gatherings 

Online Worship Resources and more


Links to services around the Diocese:

Church of the Good Shepherd, Webster

St. Michaels, Geneseo

Incarnation, Penfield

St Paul's, Rochester

Trinity, Greece Facebook group

St. Peter's, Dansville

St. Thomas, Rochester

Grace and St. Andrews, Caledonia

St. James Hammondsport

St. Marks, Penn Yan

Christ Church, Rochester

St. Thomas, Bath NY

St. Luke's, Fairport Facebook

St. George's, Hilton

St. John's, Honeoye Falls

St. Luke's Brockport webpage & Facebook & twitter

Church of the Ascension Facebook & webpage

St. Paul's Angelica

Christ Church Cuba

St. Peter's Henrietta Facebook & YouTube

Epiphany Facebook

(EDOR churches - send in your online link if you want to share!)

Pastoral Care Guidelines for this season from Bishop Singh

(with advice from our Diocesan Pastoral Crisis Response Resource team)

·      Share your church contact list discretely with vestry members.

·      Vestries - divide membership list into clusters for periodic pastoral check-ins via telephone or video platform (facetime, Zoom, etc.) beginning with those who are alone or isolated. Make sure you keep your priest informed of sensitive situations. Sending a card or text will brighten someone’s day.

*Video conferencing: Speak slowly, clearly and with added expression. Make eye contact with the camera.

·      Visiting the sick and the dying in hospitals and homes: Do not visit! Use phone, FaceTime, or another video option to contact them and loved ones. Follow the same      protocol for home visits.

  • Deacon Sue Ouelette (815-751-0251 or seo831@aol.com) serves as Chaplain at Strong Memorial Hospital. She would be willing to visit your parishioner as able and even help you video chat with them when possible. Kindly contact Sue in your local hospital for such pastoral assistance.

·      Funerals, Burials and Weddings: Postpone all gatherings. Feel free to call Bishop Singh to discern exceptional situations. Memorial services may be scheduled on a later date.


The following are previous communications from Bishop Singh

March 2020 ENEWS

March 19, 2020 Urgent Message

Our doors are closed but we're open to serve you!



An Update from Bishop Singh 3/25/2020

Diocesan Staff is working from their homes and are available and ready to assist. 

Staff Contact Information

Contact Steve Richards via email for assistance in setting up online worship

New Technology Grants Available


  March 30, 2020:  Love God, love your neighbor, love yourself

                                   Presiding Bishop Michael Curry


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