Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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Monday, June 29, 2020

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Exciting News from Bishop Singh!

Monday, June 29, 2020

Dear saints,
In this season when we are all dealing with several stresses, I am happy to share some good news! We plan to Ordain Reverend Deacon Josh Barrett as a priest in God’s holy, catholic and apostolic church!  On August 15, 2020, at 11AM, God willing and the people consenting, Josh will be ordained at an outdoor liturgy in the park across the street from Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Addison, NY.  

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You're Invited!

Monday, June 22, 2020

You're invited to an Interfaith Prayer Service.   Click here for the POSTER

Read a statement from the United Christian Leadership Ministry HERE


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VIDEO - Public Witness, Reflection, and Prayer

Thursday, June 11, 2020


On Monday, June 8th at 1pm, the clergy and leaders from the Monroe and Rochester Districts of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester gathered on the steps of The Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene.  The gathering in downtown Rochester was a public witness, reflection, and prayer, in response to the death of George Floyd.

You can watch the gathering HERE

Here is a statement from our clergy:

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Watch the video

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The Racial Recognition, Healing, and Justice presents A Call to Prayer and Self-Examination on the Diocesan Check-In with Bishop Singh. .

Play video here.

Keynote slide show presentation here.

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Standing for racial justice on all streets

Tuesday, June 2, 2020


I have been witnessing the anger and anguish of those in the City, and indeed across the Country as we face the history of our country and its legacy of enslavement.  As we pray and search for avenues for systemic change and our ability to better understand our own role within and relationship to this legacy, let us see all of the connections that maintain our current system.

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