Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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A Note from Bishop Singh Regarding Sutherland Springs

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A special prayer and note click here

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A Prayer from Presiding Bishop on Texas Church Shooting

Monday, November 6, 2017

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry stated following the November 5 shooting at the First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, Texas.

“I offer this prayer for those who have died, for those who are suffering, for those who are still healing from physical wounds, and the emotional, spiritual and mental scar, we pray for those who suffer and for those who have died. Will you pray with me?”

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Rev. Benson Receives Award

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Rev. J. Brad Benson, rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Bath NY was presented the Works of Love Award at the Catholic Charities of Steuben Awards Dinner, that included representatives of Turning Point, this past week. The Works of Love Award recognizes the extraordinary effort of a member of the faith community who collaborates with CCS to act on social justice issues and serves the most vulnerable in our community.

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Convention 86 / Mission Videos

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Here are videos that were recently produced, and shared at Convention 86 this past Saturday.  The videos highlight some of the many great missions that are happening in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, in the respective categories.  Thanks to all who participated in the videos.  Click on each category and enjoy!





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Jazz Vespers

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


The Episcopal Church of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene, also known as “Two Saints,” is offering a new and exciting worship opportunity. The very first Jazz Vespers at Two Saints begins on Friday November 3, 2017 at 5:15 pm. The theme of this service is “Thanksgiving and Gratitude,” and will feature prayer, a contemporary reflection on the seasonal theme, and jazz musicians from the Eastman School of Music, with light refreshments to follow. Future Jazz Vespers services will be held December 1 and January 5.

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Church Pension Group’s ‘Centennial Conversations’ Begin Dialogue

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The implications of declines in churchgoing and the aging trend of people who do go to church do not all have to be gloom and doom. Instead, they can prompt Episcopalians to be agents of change in the church and in the world.     

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