For our Newcomers
Are you seeking a church home? We are a warm and welcoming community seeking to grow in grace as we eat, work, and learn together. Holy friendships happen here! We invite you to join us at one of our four weekend services, meet the Rector and staff, worship, and share coffee fellowship with us.
Alternatively, why not attend one of our groups such as Bible study or our Fiber Arts ministry (a knitting group)? Many of us first developed friendships in relaxed settings such as these, long before deciding to attend community worship. It is not necessary to join the parish to participate. All are welcome in our community.
Worship Times & Styles
At St. Thomas’, you’ll find worship that is relevant, passionate and life-changing.
Click here for the complete worship calendar.
In general, we hold on service every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. It is a traditional service including Holy Communion in the Sanctuary.
Traditional Anglican worship with choir and organ, and sometimes orchestra. Join us in the Sanctuary Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
Holy Communion at every service
Length – approximately 45 to 60 minutes
Childcare and children’s programs available
Location & Directions
We are located on the northwest corner of the Highland Avenue / Winton Road South intersection in the city of Rochester. Look for our red doors! Click here for directions.
Our more agile parishioners usually opt for on-street parking on Sunday mornings, leaving the lot adjacent to the church open for our visitors and people with limited mobility. Spaces in the drop-off loop are reserved for those with handicap permits.
Should the lot be full, ample parking is available on Highland Avenue and nearby streets.
All Are Welcome
Our Welcome Guide ministers will greet you upon arrival, and they are your best guides to entry into the life of the community. Whether you are ready to learn, to serve or in need of support – the volunteers at the red doors of the church can be your guides. Stop by before or after worship services year round to meet with a member of this dedicated team. They are eager to help you, and have timely program and service listings to help you get connected.
During worship, you’ll hear our pastor remind us that everyone is welcome at St. Thomas. That especially includes during Holy Communion. No matter your Christian tradition, all who come in faith are welcome and encouraged to commune with us.
Email Newsletter (Parish Weekly)
Our weekly email newsletter is called the Parish Weekly. Click here to browse past issues and subscribe.
Children & Youth Formation
We have Sunday School for children and nursery for infants and toddlers on Sundays beginning at 10:00 a.m. Click here for more information.
We have Youth Group meetings once a month after the 10:0 a.m. service. Click here for more information.
Adults Formation takes different forms depending on the season. Education for Ministry (EfM) is a four-year program developed by the University of the South, an Episcopal University and Seminary. The curriculum includes study of scripture, tradition, history and spirituality, with a heavy emphasis on theological reflection. It is a program for anyone who wants to "go deeper" in their life with God.
"The Path - A Journey Through the Bible" meets on the second Sunday of each month in small groups for a brief lesson and discussion.
Considering membership? Speak to one of our Staff members, or call the parish office at 585.442.3544 to learn about the church and membership. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Discover St. Thomas'
Learn the values and beliefs of our community and get connected on your faith journey by clicking here.
Fequently Asked Questions
View our frequently asked questions. (FAQ) page