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 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.

All services are currently online.  Please read below for options.

Online Diocesan-wide CHURCH SERVICES - Sundays at 10:00 am

Due to the rising number of coronavirus cases, in-person worship is suspended indefinitely, explained in Bishop Rowe's letter.  The services are posted on Facebook and YouTube each Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and can be viewed then or any time afterward.
You may also join the service via Zoom (video or phone): Services with Bishop Sean and people from across our diocesan partnership are at 10 a.m. on Sundays with the opportunity to watch the service and pray together for the petitions of the community. Use this link:
pwd=cm8zUWh0Y2loTjYyKy91YURsTVBCQT0 to join. If you are asked for a password, use lakeerie. To join by phone instead of video, dial 646-876-9923 and use code 127336938#.

ASHES TO GO on Wednesday, February 17  5:15-5:45 pm

February 17th is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.  In-person worship is not yet safe, so our usual Ash Wednesday services will not be possible this year. However, we can offer a modified Ashes-to-Go.  The Rev. Colleen O'Connor will be distributing a small bag of ashes with a prayer card for people to put on their own foreheads.  There will also be available a “touchstone” brushed with ashes to carry throughout Lent.

In addition to Ashes to Go at St. Mark's, you may also get them at St. Paul's, Stafford from 6:00-6:30 pm and Christ Church, Albion from 12:00-12:30 pm

EVENING PRAYER at 7:00 pm  Tuesdays & Thursdays, hosted by the Genesee Episcopal Deanery

Join Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 884 5954 7624
By phone 1-646-558-8656, ID: 884 5954 7624# US (New York)
The service of Evening Prayer is found in the Book of Common Prayer, page 117.  This is a service of about 20 minutes.  All are welcome to join us.

ADULT STUDY AND DISCUSSION  Alternate Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Starting on January 13, St. Mark's will be hosting a study and discussion of Love Is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times by Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.  Each session will focus on one chapter of the book, a short Bible passage, and questions to consider.  The church has copies of the book to borrow for the duration of the series.  To register for this, please e-mail stmarksleroy @ [no spaces] and indicate if you need help with Zoom and if you  would like to borrow a copy of the book.


Please be aware that the National Cathedral offers many services as well as an online COVID-19 Memorial, where you can submit names of loved ones who have died of COVID.  A weekly service honors these people who have lost their lives. 

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Stained Glass - St. Mark's is embarking on an exciting new project to protect and preserve the beautiful windows in the church.  The church is raising funds through a historical preservation grant and individual donations to replace badly deteriorating storm windows protecting the stained glass.  Donate to this project through PayPal

Here's a wonderful 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!



SUMMER LUNCH for children & teens 2020                  

We had such a successful summer for the lunch program.  It was challenging due to Covid19 and special restrictions, but we had an outpouring of support from St. Mark's and the community with 38 volunteers, 25 donors, two donors for some food items. And best of all, we served 2,408 lunches over 8 weeks! Thank you to all who made it possible.  More info on the Facebook page.


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.) 

Deepening Our Commitment to Racial Justice - Read Bishop Sean's Lenten message