Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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VIDEO - Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Preaching at Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Thursday, May 17, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached at the wedding of Prince Henry of Wales – more informally referred to as Prince Harry – and the U.S. actress Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace. Prince Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth and sixth in line to the throne, married Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle this past Saturday, May 19 in a service conducted by the Dean of Windsor, David Conner. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will officiate.

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Presiding Bishop Curry participates in Procession, Vigil to the White House

Thursday, May 10, 2018

[May 10, 2018] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will join other faith leaders and elders in Washington, DC to launch the Reclaiming Jesus Declaration at a church service followed by a silent candlelight vigil to the White House on Thursday, May 24.  All are invited to attend the event, beginning at 7 pm Eastern at the (CLICK HERE for more).

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St. Mark's / St. John's Awarded 'Seed Grant'

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

St. Mark's / St. John's was officially awarded a grant from Foodlink, aided by funding from the state Department of Health’s Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP). 'Seed Grants' are start-up grants intended to help a non-profit or public entity begin a new or enhanced service that addresses the emergency food system and/or nutrition needs of low-income communities.  The Rev. Cindy Rasmussen was at today's ceremony to accept the grant of $24,500.  St. Mark's / St.

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Bishop Singh Presents Report to Mayor of Rochester

Friday, May 4, 2018

May 1 - Bishop Prince Singh and Canon Johnnie Ross met with the Mayor of Rochester Lovely Warren at City Hall to present her with a copy of "Racism, Our Church and Our Region: The Complex Past."

This report was prepared by members of the Diocesan Repentance, Reconciliation and Healing Task Force, who researched and documented in the years 2015 and 2016. Supporting clergy include:

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Homeless Community on Spectrum Property

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A community of homeless people has developed on the property of Spectrum TV on Mt. Hope Ave.  Now, there's an effort to remove the homeless from the private property.  

Here is a article from 13 WHAM TV.  

Another article from the Democrat and Chronicle

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Racism Report Now Available

Monday, April 30, 2018

In November of 2016, The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester engaged in a year-long pilgrimage that involved diocesan-wide teaching, study and listening around the theme of Seeing the Face of God in Each Other.  This pilgrimage culminated in a significant visit from the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Most Rev. Michael Curry, who blessed, challenged and encouraged us. His visit was punctuated by a poignant liturgy of Repentance, Reconciliation and Healing at the 85th Convention of our Diocese. 

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