St. George's Episcopal Church, Schenectady, NY * St. George's Episcopal Church, Schenectady, NY

St. George's Episcopal Church

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During the week of May 31st - June 8th St. Georges had a wonderful visit from Bishop Peter Danaher, Vicar of All Saints' Parish, Newtown & Geelong West, Australia. In this photo, Bishop Danaher was conducting Mass in the Lady Chapel prior to a dinner meeting with the Vestry.

May 22nd St. Georges was presented with an award for our Steeple restoration completed in late 2013

St. George's Day Patronal Festival May 18th 2014

Celebrated with St. Andrew's Society and the Schenectady Pipe Band as we paraded around the Stockade.

Schenectady Pipe Band   Parade

and a parting salute to Father Wampler as he moves to Saratoga Springs

Father Wampler receives a great sendoff


Our float won first prize in the Niska-Day parade with a Fantasy Island theme. St. George's also won in the Niska-Day parade in 2013!

Kids lined up in front of our parade float


It is hard to keep up with old churches.

Please see our Photo Gallery for pictures of our organ being removed in May 2014 for an overhaul.

Pipe work for organ removal

You can also take this link to see the story behind significant work done on our steeple in late 2013.

Steeple dedication fall 2013      



St. George's Episcopal Church, Schenectady, New YorkSt. George's Day

Welcome to St George’s Episcopal Church.  We hope that you enjoy our Web site and all that it has to offer.

We are rightly proud of our Church, our community and all our people. We try very hard to show forth the love of God by how we live, how we worship and how we care for our local community.

St. George's Episcopal Church is an historic and vibrant Christian Community set within the vibrant and diverse Stockade district of Schenectady, but this is no museum to the past; this is very much a center for the servants of God in today’s world.

We are a Colonial parish in the Episcopal Church, founded in 1735. We are a truly sacramental community. The lively and reverent celebration of the Mass is at the heart of our life and ministry. We gather around the table of the Lord on Sundays at 9 am and 11:15 am for the community's chief act of praise and thanksgiving. We pray daily at 8:30 am and 5:00 pm for the needs of all parishioners, our community and the world. All parishioners are encouraged to pray the Divine Office daily with us, wherever they may be. Liturgically, we are traditional in our liturgy at the 9:00 am Solemn Mass Rite 1, but more open and relaxed at the 11:15 am Family Mass Rite 2 with excellent and exciting church music at both liturgies. We promote a high standard of preaching and teaching. Pastorally, we are a comprehensive, open and inclusive parish where all persons are welcome to participate fully regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or economic status.

We teach the Christian faith most effectively through our daily sacramental life, our church Sunday school, Bible Studies, Pilgrimages, Lenten and Advent Study sessions, Visiting Preachers, God at the movies and a whole host of exciting events. Christian Education, both for youth and adults, is extremely important for us at St. George's Church. As an historic Colonial parish of the Episcopal Church, our goal is to be a liturgically, Biblically, and theologically literate community of faith engaged in servant hood ministry. This we do through an active outreach ministry to the local City and Community.


Come and see us soon,

Fr. Paul F. Blanch - Rector

Come and visit Historic St. George's Episcopal Church, the miracle on North Ferry Street in the Stockade District of Schenectady, New York.