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

St. George's Episcopal Church

If you see this message, you are using a browser that is not standards-compliant (e.g. Netscape Navigator 4.x). This site will work for you, but it will probably look a little bare. Newer browsers that support standards have been around for many years now -- you can learn more about them and get an upgrade at the Web Standards Project.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH - Christmas Eve at St. George's Church began at 11:30AM with wonderful music, sermon and liturgy. Thanks to Fr. Charles King Jr. and deacon Howard Smith  for keeping the Georgian tradition at this beautiful holiday season, and to all those who participated on the altar, in the choir loft, and behind the scenes who made it "a night to remember" for a grateful congregation. 

The Nativity as seen through a window from outside on Christmas Eve.  At the altar on Christmas Eve

Servers for Midnight Mass


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH - The blessing and dedication of the 14 Stations of the Cross, as painted and donated by local artist and long-time Georgian, Gerri Moore. This was Fr. Paul's last official duty as our 18th rector.

   Gerri Moore and Father Paul Blanch

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH - A "farewell bunch" was held after Mass for Father Paul and Maggie prior for their departure for their new posting at All Staints' Episcopal Church in Redding California.

Father Paul blessing the food for his farewell party.   A crowd of well wishers


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 – At the beginning of Mass on Sunday, Father Paul Blanch joined the choir in the balcony to bless the newly refurbished organ. Also pictured is Simone Stella of Florence, Italy, a guest organist who played during Mass as well as “The Postlude Recital” at 4:00 PM.

Father Paul Blanch and choir blessing the organ.     Simone Stella of Florence Italy at the organ.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 – St. George’s had a Gala Dinner at the Stockade Inn celebrating the refurbishment of the organ.  It was a great event with live entertainment provided by Nancy Timpinaro-Hogan and Ward Dales. 

Attendees seated for dinner     Organist Andrew Krystopolski and Father Paul Blanch

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH - To celebrate the rebuilding of our organ, we had an outstanding organ concert presented by Canon Mark Laubach, Organist St. Stephen's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Mark Laubauch at the St. George's organ




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