St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church

A healing place for souls. A school for justice. A welcome table for all. Rochester , NY
St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church
St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church
St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church
St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church
St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church
St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church
St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church
St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church
St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church
St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church
St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church
St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church
St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church

Who We Are

St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church—affectionately nicknamed "Two Saints"—is a diverse, joyful, and progressive congregation in downtown Rochester, New York.

We are an inclusive community of people, a family in faith who want to hear God’s word and follow Jesus in our daily lives. We feel strengthened by our diversity and by our unity in the breaking of the bread. Together we strive to be loving and forgiving towards ourselves and others. We try to honor all of God’s creation and not to be the instrument of our own or another’s oppression

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Multigenerational, Downtown, Historic

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Addiction/Recovery, Youth Group, Choir, Nursery, Adult Education

Music
Traditional Hymns, Organ

Denomination
Episcopal

Networks

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1988

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
17 Fitzhugh St S
Rochester , NY 14614

Phone
(585) 546-7730

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
Our 8 am service on Sunday morning is a Holy Eucharist without music. The 10 am service on Sunday morning is a Holy Eucharist with choir, organ, and piano music. The 12:05 pm services on Tuesday and Thursdays are intimate celebrations of the Holy Eucharist held in the chapel. We lean toward an "Anglo-Catholic" style of worship without being rigid or stuffy. We use both the Hymnal 1982 (traditional) and Lift Every Voice and Sing (an African-American hymnal).

What is the community like?
According to our 2012 census we are 34% male and 66% percent female, 64% African-American and 36% European-American, 83% adults and 17% youth, 94% straight and 6% gay, 40% urban dwellers and 60% suburbanites.

What if I'm not a Christian?
As our rector says every Sunday before distributing communion, "This is God's table and all are welcome here."

Leadership View all

Parish Rector

Parish Rector

We are currently searching for a new rector.

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