Who We Are

Grace and St. Andrew’s are parishes of the Episcopal Church and members of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester.  Together, Grace and St. Andrew’s have been providing a spiritual home for over 250 years to the residents of Scottsville and Caledonia

We strive to feed our bodies, our minds and our hearts and deepen our understanding of who God is and who God is calling each of us to become.  Our community is made up of men, women and children from many different walks of life…and we like it that way!  We welcome all to join us and experience the life of our vibrant community!

Here is a bit more about what we believe as Episcopalians:

We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person.
 
The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity.
 
Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions and is celebrated in many languages.
 
Both men and women, including those who are married, are eligible for ordination as deacons, priests and bishops.
 
We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting.
 
Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our church.
 
Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not only members of the Episcopal Church.
 
We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer.
 
We affirm that committed relationships are lifelong and monogamous. Episcopalians also recognize that there is grace after divorce and do not deny the sacraments to those who have been divorced.
 
We affirm that issues such as birth control are matters of personal informed conscience.
 
We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.
 
(Used with thanks from The Episcopal Church website)