Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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How You Can Help Texas

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Here are some notes on how to support the work of Episcopal Relief & Development and to support response post disaster. 

1. Donate to the Hurricane Harvey Response Fund to support impacted dioceses as they meet the needs of their most vulnerable neighbors after this event:

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Texas Flooding Relief Fund

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

We ask for your prayer for Houston and towns affected by Tropical Storm
Harvey. Episcopal Relief & Development is a vital partner with our diocese
and the larger church to aid in recovery efforts. I encourage you to make a
contribution to the work they will be doing alongside the Episcopal Diocese
of Texas. Episcopal Relief and Development has set up a Hurricane Harvey
Fund online here. You can also send a donation to: Episcopal Relief &
Development, Hurricane Harvey Fund, P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA

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Tri-Diocesan Evensong

Friday, August 25, 2017

​The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester hosted a day of meetings and fellowship with the Western New York and Central New York Episcopal Dioceses.  

Highlighting the attendees were:

Rt. Rev. William Franklin
Bishop of the Diocese of Western New York

Rt. Rev. Prince Singh
Bishop of the Diocese of Rochester

Rt. Rev. Dede Duncan-Probe
Bishop of the Diocese of Central New York

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Witness Palestine Film Festival, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Coming soon: 2017 Witness Palestine Film Festival.

Now in its sixth year, the Witness Palestine Film Festival seeks to enlighten and
entertain us with films and events about the people of Palestine:
their culture, their situation, and their struggle. Complete
information about the Festival is available at

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Episcopal Diocese of Rochester Announces Communications Specialist

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester has named Stephen Richards as the new Communications Specialist. Mr. Richards will oversee all internal and external communications for the Diocese, along with coordinating with the 48 Congregations in the Diocese. He will work out of the main office of the Diocese along-side the rest of the leadership staff.

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The Last, The Lost, The Least

Friday, August 11, 2017


Imagine being a parent, raising a child, and facing the devastation of losing a place to live.  It has been said that many of us are just a couple of paychecks away from financial crisis.  Such crisis can be due to a loss of employment, a catastrophic medical need or some other unplanned event in our lives where we simply need help. 

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