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.
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.