We are diverse

We are a community of old and young, uncertain and sure, broken and whole, city-dwellers and suburbanites, gay and straight, long-time members and college students new to Rochester, life long Episcopalians and those from any number of religious backgrounds or creeds.

We are cosmopolitan

 We are cosmopolitan: We love downtown Rochester and are part of our downtown community. We joined with the Eastman School of Music to build the internationally renowned Craighead-Saunders organ, and we now host Tuesday Pipes, which brings in our neighbors both near and far.

We are music enthusiasts!

We believe in the power of a liturgy steeped in musical traditions, from organ and choir on Sunday mornings to candlelight Compline, sung by the Schola Cantorum Sunday evenings at 9:00 P. M. (October - April).

We are active

We are members of RAIHN. We bring people out of the heat and the cold –our Meal and More Hospitality Team provides coffee hour and community for our guests before lunch is served.

Whether you have been a life-long Episcopalian or whether you are curious about how the Church might be relevant and meaningful for you in today’s world, we welcome you.

Our Mission

Is to nurture and expand a community based on the great Baptismal covenant: to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving others as ourselves, and to strive for justice and peace among all people, respecting the dignity of every human being.

A Meal & More

Located at Christ Church, A Meal & More has been serving people in need since 1979. With the help of a retired professional chef and many volunteers we serve, free of charge, hot, well-balanced, nutritious meals to as many as 100 or more guests every Wednesday and Sunday.

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Our Music

We are a musically rich parish that is fortunate to belong to a tradition that is mindful of the many ways in which music is integral to liturgy. We are distinctive in how we recapture, foster, and teach liturgical music.

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Our History

 In 1854, when Rochester had 40,000 inhabitants, 45 communicants from two other local parishes petitioned to establish a new parish to serve the growing area east of Elm Street and south of Main Street.

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Christ Church News

VanDelinder Prize Winner 2014-15

 We are extremely happy to announce that Käthe Wright Kaufman is the recipient of the Roy E. VanDelinder, Jr. Prize in Liturgical Organ Skills at Christ Church for the 2014-15 season.

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