St. John's - Grace Episcopal Church

Everyone is Welcome at Jesus' Table! Buffalo, NY


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51 Colonial Circle (At Richmond)
Buffalo, NY 14222



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Who We Are

Our mission is to go out into the community and partner with our neighbors to work for justice for all.
Everyone is Welcome at Jesus' Table! We are a community who gathers in faith to walk together into the mystery and experience of love, grace, hope, and healing.

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Casual, Friendly

Community Service, Social Justice, Adult Education, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Choir

Traditional Hymns, Organ, Chanting, Praise and Worship





Our Services

What are services like?
The 8:30 spoken service is held in the chapel off to the left side. The 10:30 service is held in the main part of the church. Service bulletins are available to help guests follow along. The liturgy is printed in the bulletin as well. You are welcome to participate as much as you want or sit quietly if the spirit moves you. During the peace, when we greet each other, many parishioners get up and walk the aisle to seek out both old friends and those they have yet to meet.

What if I'm not a Christian?
If you are not a Christian, you are still welcome to join us!


Jon Lavelle

Fr Jon is a native of Buffalo, New York and studied at Canisius College and the University at Buffalo. He worked at the Anastasia's Family Restaurant in Amherst New York while in high school and college and he thinks he's a fine cook! Jon served the Western New York community by working as a teacher's aide at the Lynde School at Gateway Youth and Family Services, Williamsville, NY, teaching ESL in Buffalo at the Adult Learning Center, ECC Downtown Campus, and the Educational Opportunity Center in the early 1990's. His hobbies include jazz & classical music, cooking, canoe camping, and motorcycling. He still has his 1974 BMW motorcycle which he bought in 1989.

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