For 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 friendship groups, such as a 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.

Chapel Worship

If you would like to experience a smaller church while being a part of the larger St. Thomas community, you will love this service! Join us in the Crown of Thorns Chapel Saturdays at 5:00 p.m., and Sundays at 8 a.m.Easter Flowers

  • Holy Communion at every service
  • Length – approximately 45 minutes

Classical Worship

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 60-75 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.

Parking

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.

Folks attending the Saturday and Sunday evening services generally find parking in our lot adjacent to the church.

Everybody Welcome

Our Everybody Welcome 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.

The Journey

The best way to connect with others, build authentic relationships, grow in your faith and make a difference in the world is in the environment of authentic community. Click here to learn more about opportunities for spiritual growth at St. Thomas.

Email Newsletter

Our weekly email newsletter is called the Parish Weekly. Click here to browse past issues and subscribe.

Children’s Activities

We have Sunday School for children and nursery for infants and toddlers on Sundays beginning at 9:45 a.m. service. Click here for more information.

Teens & Adults

We have Sunday School for teens on Sundays beginning at 9:45 a.m. service. Click here for more information.

Adults gather between our two Sunday morning services for learning in seminar style led by the rector. We begin gathering in the Conference Room at 9:00 a.m., and begin our discussion  at 9:15 a.m.

Join St. Thomas’

Considering membership? Speak to one of our Everybody Welcome ministers, or call the parish office at 585.442.3544 to learn about the church and membership. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Get Connected

There are hundreds of ways to connect with our community and other sojourners.

  • Click here to view our current opportunities for fellowship.
  • Click here to view our current opportunities to serve.
  • Click here to view a complete listing of our current opportunities to worship, learn, and serve together, including leadership opportunities.
  • Click here to learn more about our children and youth ministries.

Discover St. Thomas’

Learn the values and beliefs of our community and get connected on your faith journey by clicking here.

Frequently Asked Questions

View our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page.