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

Bishop's Appeal & Other Donations


To give online click here 


text the word Joy to 73256

Click the drop-down arrow in the GREEN BOX to select a fund

"Good Leaders Make Mission Happen"


Mission is a priority in all our parishes. However, mission isn’t possible without good leadership. Gifts to the 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.  Thank you for considering a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal.





Watch these Programs for Children, Youth and Young Adults!



Missionpalooza 2019


ROC The Diocese






Peter's Place


College for Congregational Development leads to successful mission!

Neighbor's Night & Arts Academy



Harvest Kitchen


Meal n More


Christmas Party