St. Mark's Episcopal Church - LeRoy, NY
Opening doors, minds, hands, and hearts with Christ's love

Welcome to
St. Mark's Episcopal Church!

We are glad you found us and are interested in learning more about our community.  Visitors, newcomers, inquirers, and members of other faiths are invited to take part in Sunday services, educational opportunities for children and adults, and a variety of outreach and social activities.  Wherever you are on your spiritual journey - doubting, full-of-faith, or in between - you are invited to St. Mark's.

PLEASE NOTE: New Hours for the Church Office are Tuesday through Thursday 7:00 am to 12:00 noon

St. Mark's parking lot is located on the corner of East Main and Church Sts.  You may enter for worship at the side entrance or at the front entrance. 

If you need immediate pastoral care, please contact The Rev. Cathy Dempesy-Sims, Partnership Canon for Pastoral Care and Congregational Support, at 716-998-6565.


Our Church                                              

Services of Holy Eucharist (and Morning Prayer) are at 10:30 am. Our services are led by Diocesan priests.  We are happy to welcome The Rev. Shannon Collis in January!  She'll be with us two Sundays a month, and she is joined by the Rev. Carmen Seufert.  It's a blessing to have them celebrate the Eucharist with us and to hear a variety of preaching styles!  In addition, one service each month is the service on Morning Prayer, led by lay leaders.

Music is by organist Dennis Mellander with other special guest musicians participating

April 7 - The Rev. Shannon Collis

April 14 - The Rev. Shannon Collis

April 21 - The Rev. Carmen Seufert

April 28 - Morning Prayer



Starting Monday, February 5 at 6:30 pm, we will have a monthly one-hour study and discussion on Zoom of Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus by C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison.  Each monthly reading is just one chapter of the book (20 pages or fewer), and the study/discussion will include a related Bible reading.  Anyone is invited to attend this discussion.  Please call the church office or email stmarksleroy @ [no spaces] to register.  Books are available to purchase on Amazon or from other booksellers.



St. Mark's free monthly concert series starts on Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 pm with an appearance by "'s No Blarney," the musical duo of Rich Conroy and Don Bouchard playing popular music of the 50s, 60s, and 70s along with some of their favorite Irish tunes.  Concerts are one hour.  More information here.


SUMMER LUNCH for children & teens 2023          

3,297 meals were served during the past 8 weeks of Summer Lunch at St. Mark's!  That works out to an average of 82 meals a day and is 60% more than we served last year.  It was greatly appreciated by the community, and we received so many expressions of thanks each day we served.  
While this ministry is hosted and largely funded by St. Mark's, we also have a community of supporters!  In addition to the annual budget for the program, donations also came from individual church members, friends of St. Mark's, and area Episcopalians. We also received $3800 from the Blood Foundation this year.
We had an amazing crew of volunteers, 36 in all, who came once or twice to help when needed or who worked multiple times every week.  They prepared food in the kitchen, packed up lunches and served lunches out the side door. 
Many thanks go out to our 2023 volunteers:

Pat & Larry Allen, Cindy Avery, Nancy Bachman, Elaina Blake, Janice Cooper, Gail Dedman, Jim & Leslie DeLooze, RoseAnn Donahue, Terri Ernst, Susan Firestine, Dawn Folts, Marjorie & Jim Fulmer, Brenda Iburi, Sara & Anna Kent, Kate Klaiber, Priscilla Lapp, Lily O’Gee, Carm O’Geen; Jessica & Tom Shelby, Finn & Eddie; Kellie Stein, Lucas & Matthew; Lilly Stein, Sara Weaver; Sandra & Sean Whiting, Jane & Ethan; Randa Williams

Special thanks go to Jessica Shelby, who in addition to setting up menus, ordering food, instructing volunteers, spent many hours transporting literally hundreds of pounds of milk and food between the school freezers and Save a Lot and the church!  We appreciate the assistance we received for purchasing and storing food through the LeRoy Central School cafeteria and for the milk ordering and storage from LeRoy's Save a Lot. 



USED INK CARTRIDGES - Protecting God's creation

Keep ink cartridges out of landfills!  About 350 million used cartridges end up in landfills each year. Instead, bring them to St. Mark's!  There's a collection box outside the door on Church St. as well as a larger bin inside the side door (office hours are M-Th 7:00 am to noon; Sundays 9:00-11:45).  Sorry--we can't take toner cartridges.  The cartridges are sent in each month for recycling and re-use.



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Stained Glass Window Project

St. Mark's window repair started in the summer of 2021 and will be completely finished in August 2023.  Much work was done--both planned and "found" as the project went along.  St. Mark's is hosting a walk-around tour of the windows, including down on the creekbank, on Sunday, September 17 at 11:30 am.  You're invited for refreshments, a slide show and an "inside" tour.

The Daily News published this article about the ongoing work.

And here's an article detailing the $10,000 Sacred Sites grant being awarded to St. Mark's from the New York Landmarks Conservancy:The Batavian - St. Mark's Church in LeRoy

Thank you for your support!


If you would like a time of prayer and meditation at the end of each day, please look at the following options from Forward Day by Day:


Our diocese is actually made up of two dioceses (The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwest Pennsylvania) which are on a journey to discover how collaborating can help us transform our congregations and communities through the power of Jesus Christ. In our churches, everyone is welcome, without exception.