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ROC The Diocese

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

ROC The Diocese 2019 was held at Asbury Camp and Retreat Center.  Campers enjoyed lots of games, music, food, and fun learning more about their faith!  

Watch the video and don't miss out on the fun in 2020!  

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News on St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Belmont

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Allegany Board of Legislators and the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester are pleased to announce an agreement in principal for the sale/transfer of several Diocesan properties in Belmont to Allegany County Government. The properties include the Parish Hall, Murray House, and the Episcopal Church along with the adjoining parking lot. The Diocese and representatives from Allegany County Government jointly negotiated the transaction for these particular properties in the hopes of repurposing the facilities for continued and evolving community needs.


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More Than A Free Lunch in Bloomfield

Monday, June 10, 2019

A great mission here!  

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Family Promise Celebration

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

St. John's Episcopal Church in Canandaigua celebrated the opening of the former Rectory as the new home for Family Promise Day Center.  The Very Rev. David Hefling and his team have spent the past 2 years working very hard to get this much-needed program underway.  The day was highlighted with a blessing by Bishop Prince G. Singh.  

It’s estimated that there are up to 60 families that are homeless in Ontario County.

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Bishop's Appeal Underway!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


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The Philadelphia Eleven

Monday, June 3, 2019

In 1974 eleven women were ordained Episcopal priests against church rules. They sparked a movement.  

Tentatively titled, "The Philadelphia Eleven," a documentary film tells how the women hit a chord in a deeply divided world  about who speaks the word of God. They set an example for how we can follow our calls in the midst of adversity. The film is on Kickstarter until June 20th. Here is a link with more information.

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