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 always welcome 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 welcome at 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.
Services of Holy Eucharist (and Morning Prayer) are at 10:30 am. Our services are led by Diocesan priests and Deacons. 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
May 7 - Morning Prayer
May 14 - The Rev. Deacon Diane Cox
May 21 - The Rev. Cathy Dempesy-Sims
May 28 - The Rev. Carmen Seufert
SUMMER LUNCH for children & teens 2023
St. Mark's offers free lunches for children & teens starting on Monday, June 26. Stop by the side door on Church St. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:45-12:45. Hot lunches are served these days, and "next day" lunches come with the meals on Mondays and Wednesdays. All are welcome!
The program started 15 years ago, and we have served meals for 14 years (one year off during the pandemic). In 2022, we served 2,053 lunches from our side door! We are fortunate to receive a Blood Foundation grant that helps fund our purchase of food and supplies. Additional funding came from St. Mark's members, anonymous donors, and memorials for the late Joy Cooney. A special thanks goes to our menu and kitchen coordinator Jessica Shelby. We are also fortunate to have assistance from the LeRoy Central School cafeteria in allowing us to make bulk food purchases and to store food in their refrigerators/freezers until needed.
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.
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: https://www.forwardmovement.org/Pages/Item/15054/Our-Podcasts.aspx
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Stained Glass Window Project
St. Mark's window repair started in the summer of 2021 with plans to finish this summer. You will notice wonderful changes on the rose window facing Main St., as well as the front door surround, and the large windows facing Church St. The windows on the west side of the building still need work. Funding came from several sources, including generous donors, and a grant from Sacred Sites. Donate to this project through PayPal
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!
An Experiment for the Sake of the Gospel
Our dioceses (The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwest Pennsylvania) 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. (St. Mark's hosted Bishop Sean Rowe on Sunday, October 20 at the 10:30 am service.)