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

Bishop's Appeal


Play this VIDEO message from Bishop Singh 

Dear friends,

 To help support those afflicted by the Coronavirus pandemic, I have decided to reorient the Annual Bishop's Appeal to assist with personal emergencies in the community and congregations that may arise out of this crisis. This shift will be facilitated by directing 100% of the donations made to the Annual Bishop's Appeal to the Bishop's Discretionary Fund.

I would like to administer this by: 

1. Working with the District Deans to determine where the specific needs are and directing from the Annual Bishop's Appeal to the Rector's Discretionary Fund.

2. Working directly with individual or community needs locally and globally as I am aware of them. I have already sent checks to food pantries and such in our communities.

3. All gifts payable to: Episcopal Diocese of Rochester. Enter memo line: “Annual Bishop's Appeal"


4.  Questions?  Contact


Thank you for your generosity in giving to the Annual Bishop’s Appeal, all of this which is being used to communicate this deep, wonderful, and generous love of God.

With affection,

Prince G. Singh

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"Good Leaders Make Mission Happen"

Dear Friends in Christ,

Mission is a priority in all our parishes. However, mission isn’t possible without good leadership. I ask your support of my Annual Bishop’s Appeal to help us strengthen our future leadership in congregations and communities across our Diocese and beyond. When you give to the Bishop’s Appeal, 80% supports sustainable Leadership Development and Christian Formation in our Diocese, while 20% goes directly to help those in need through my continued discretionary fund.

Your generosity will help us sustain raising and equipping lay and clergy leaders by:

  • Expanding the College for Congregational Development
  • Nurturing Deaf Ministry & Hard of Hearing Campus Ministry at NTID/RIT
  • Growing Programs for Children, Youth and Young Adults (i.e. ROC the Diocese, Missionpalooza, etc.)
  • Increasing Seminarian Scholarships

These are ministry resources for the entire diocese that are not readily supported by a parish but are vital to the future of our Church. As we live into the resurrection of our Savior, who invites us to open our arms of love to all, I thank you for considering a gift to my Bishop’s Appeal.

Yours in Faith,


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Bishop's Appeal Launch Letter


Wondering what your generosity will support?  

Watch these Programs for Children, Youth and Young Adults!



Missionpalooza 2019


ROC The Diocese






College for Congregational Development leads to successful mission!

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