Our Vision

We pray that all who enter St. Paul's experience God's presence in this community of faith, a community that through Christ strives to be loving, joyous, inclusive, transforming and filled with God's Grace.


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.

Our Mission

 To proclaim the Good News of God in Christ by:

  • Ministering to the individuals within and outside the church, and inviting others to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • Serving the spiritual needs of the parish family, and providing opportunities and leadership for growth in the knowledge and worship of God.
  • Bearing witness to the person and teaching of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, who calls us to serve and to make responsible use of our human and material resources.