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



Thursday, August 3, 2017

It’s often said, It takes a village.  That’s the fundamental cornerstone supporting Missionpalooza 2017.  Missionpalooza offers an opportunity for youth to get involved in service projects in the City of Rochester.  Participation grew from fifteen kids in 2016 to thirty-five this year!  Various churches (St. Thomas', Rochester; Christ Church, Pittsford; Church of the Good Shepard, Webster; Saint George's, Hilton; Grace Church, Scottsville; St. Paul's, Rochester; St John's, Clifton Springs) gathered together this week of community service in the City of Rochester.

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A Message to Delegates from Bishop Singh

Thursday, July 20, 2017


Dear friends,

Summer greetings! Hope you and your loved ones are well and planning for some fun-filled times of refreshment, either at home or away. Please read this entire letter as it contains changes in how we will gather and prepare for our Convention this fall! 


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Press Release: Canandaigua Rectory to Become Homeless Day Center

Monday, July 17, 2017

St. John’s in Canandaigua has had an empty rectory for nearly 25 years, although over that time they’ve used it for the occasional meeting, offices, the occasional yard sale, and for storage.  Currently the dining room is filled with two huge chest freezers for the Gleaners Community Kitchen, but little else is around.  The circa 1850’s house is a solid Victorian structure in the midst of  the Historic District – a location that has hampered its use by other outside groups and programs. 

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Now Accepting Original Prayers for General Convention

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Submit an original prayer for the 2018 Pocket Book of Prayers

The Board and Staff of the United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Churches is inviting submission of original prayers from each diocese to be used in a Pocket Book of Prayers to be available at the 2018 General Convention. The prayers selected for publication will be used throughout the world.


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Scholarships Available

Friday, June 2, 2017

The Rev. Canon James B. Prichard Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Prichard Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to assist clergy children of the Diocese with expenses associated with higher education. The scholarship fund will also serve to keep communication with young people of the Diocese as they attend college or university.

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Diaconate Ordination

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sat.  June 3  - Diaconate Ordination

Church of the Good Shepherd, Webster
11:00 a.m.

We will joyfully celebrate the ordination of three faithful ministers in God's church!

Padraic Collins-Bohrer - Transitional Diaconate
Michael Laver - Transitional Diaconate
Stephen Robb - Vocational Diaconate

Clergy: Red stoles

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