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

Open Clergy Positions


Transitions in the Diocese of Rochester

The Diocese of Rochester welcomes you! Our Diocese has parishes in a variety of settings and contexts. The Diocese has 51 parishes and missions, and a wide array of ministries. The geography of our Diocese is gorgeous: we benefit from the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and gorgeous natural areas. Additionally, Monroe County and the city of Rochester boast a wealth of educational, cultural, sporting and lifestyle opportunities. See these links for more information on the region:

  Finger Lakes Region, NY Official Guide

 Living Here | What's It Like Moving to Rochester, NY? | GRE


For additional information about the Diocese, or any of our opportunities, please contact:

The Very Rev. Virginia Tyler Smith Dean of Transitions



Current openings:

St. Michael’s Church, Geneseo—Full time, with a rectory, accepting names.

St. Michael's celebration video

St. Michael's profile

St. James Church, Hammondsport—Full-time priest in charge, accepting names.

St. James, Hammondsport

Christ Church, Hornell—3/4 time priest in charge, accepting names. (Opportunity for a  Full-time position with Church of the Good Shepherd, Savona)

Christ Church, Hornell

Christ Church, Pittsford—Full-time associate, accepting names.

Christ Church Job Description

St. Thomas’ Church, Rochester—Full-time associate, accepting names.

St. Thomas Church, Rochester

Church of the Good Shepherd, Savona—10 hours per week with a rectory, accepting names. (Opportunity for a Full-time position if combined with Christ Church, Hornell)

Church of the Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd mission video

St. John’s Wellsville—10 hours per week, accepting names.

St. John’s, Wellsville

Parishes in self-study:

St. Paul’s Church, Angelica—Part-time. (Linked with Christ Church, Cuba.)

Christ Church, Cuba—Part-time. (Linked with St. Paul’s Church Angelica.)

St. John’s Church, Catharine—1/4 time. (Will be linked with St. James, Watkins Glen.).   Mission video

St. James’ Church, Watkins Glen—3/4 time. (Will be linked with St. John’s, Catharine.)

Church of the Redeemer, Addison

St. John's, Honeoye Falls

Church of the Epiphany, Gates  Christmas at Epiphany video


Episcopal Diocese of Rochester Missioner to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing—Full time.  Video