A Brief History of St. Paul's
St. Paul's, founded in 1827, is the second oldest parish in Rochester, and is a part of the world-wide Anglican Communion and the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester. The first building was located on Market Street, later renamed St. Paul's Street because of the new church, and was consecrated in 1830 by the Right Reverend John Henry Hobart, bishop of New York. Fire destroyed most of the building in 1847. Rebuilding began almost immediately, and the new building was consecrated as Grace Church in 1848. The church returned to its original name, St. Paul's, in 1869.
Today, St. Paul's continues to proclaim the Christian message of hope and the abundant grace and love of God by offering
- Worship that is a balanced meal of Word & Sacrament that has nourished Christians since the time of Jesus and his disciples,
- Christian formation for all ages with a variety of programs for adults, children, youth, teens, and
- Opportunities for hands-on ministries that seek to share God's love.
Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith, you are welcome at St. Paul's.