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

Beloved Community: Why are we a Diocese?

Through apportionment and community action, the churches of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester support mission, congregational development and positive change in our communities. Learn more about some of the program you're helping to support from the video clips below.

Read Bishop Prince Singh's June 2013 Pastoral Letter


The Right on School

A mission of the Episcopal Church of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene, Rochester, Right on School helps kids continue learning through the summer. Funding from the Diocese helps make this program possible.


In partnership with the Amish

Through the efforts of Episcopalians in the Southwest District, our churches are in mission partnership with the Amish. This unusual ministry provides stew to soup kitchens in the Southern Tier. You are in community with the Amish!


Ministries flourish at St. Stephen's, Rochester

The ministries that have grown up at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Rochester, are almost too long to list. As a member of the Diocese, your church has brought joy into the city.


Growth at Trinity Episcopal Church, Greece

Having recently and received 18 people into the church, it's safe to say that Trinity, Greece, is growing. Their relationship with other churches through the Diocese helped them reach stability and develop a vision for their future.


Community dinners bring life to Palmyra and Zion Church

Community dinners hosted by Zion Episcopal Church in Palmyra have established the church as a community hub and a source of help in hard times.


Rural & Migrant Ministry offers visibility to the invisible

Through the Rural & Migrant Ministry, parishioners like Grayson Morley have learned about the struggles faced by those who grow and harvest our food - and are working to make a difference.


Bridges Out of Poverty at St. Thomas', Bath, brings together the community

Bridges Out of Poverty educates and empowers members of the Bath community to help bring people out of poverty in Steuben County.